trucking  industry brain drain

Trucking Industry Brain Drain

We need to realise we are suffering from a trucking  industry brain drain as we watch the number of notices about vehicle sales rise, as transport operations close and sell off their assets at extremely high prices.
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road charging change will come

Road Charging Change Will Come

The trucking industry can be in no doubt that a road charging change will come. Federal Government departments have been pushing for it for nearly twenty years and the fact that the technology to monitor mass/distance/location charging has become so much more affordable makes its introduction virtually unavoidable.
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Taking the Rough with the Smooth

I have been looking back at some of the opinion pieces I have written over the years and reckon the phrase, ‘taking the rough with the smooth’ is quite relevant to many of the topics raised. Nobody ever went into the trucking industry for an easy ride.
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Running A Risk

Running A Risk

Running any kind of transport operation means you are always running a risk, when it’s a small livestock and bulk operation hauling around inland NSW and Queensland, you also need the right stuff to
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Linfox, Load Restraint, Single-Axle A-Doubles and Scania Releases

This week Diesel News is talking about Linfox, Single Axle A-doubles and Scania Releases. Linfox has said it is investing in the future of its customers and the Northern Territory with the construction of the Linfox Darwin Intermodal Facility. Situated next to the Darwin railhead, the 3,000m2 purpose-built facility will create up to 15 ongoing local jobs.
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The Trucking Life

In Australia, each area has a different feel, the trucking life changes from region to region. Once you get away from the Eastern Seaboard, the nature of the trucking industry changes dramatically. Yes, there are still line-haul and supermarket delivery trucks out here, but the world is dominated by livestock and bulk tippers. This is the core of trucking away from the cities, carting whatever the farm produces to the point where it is to be sold, stored or processed.

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Road Charging For Trucks

Looking at the world from the point of view of the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association’s (ALRTA) Executive Director, Mathew Munro, his concerns for the Association’s members can be divided into two parts. On the one hand, members have to deal with the same issues confronting the entire trucking industry while, on the other, there are specific issues affecting rural carriers in particular. Read More