There are Five New Things This Week

there are five new things this week

It’s a period of innovation and change at the moment and PowerTorque has found that there are five new things this week of interest to the trucking industry.

New HVNL Progress

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association says it participated in a workshop to finalise the recommendations arising from the review of the Heavy Vehicle National Law. 

According to the ALRTA, the transfer of responsibility for the review to an independent consultant, bringing together industry and jurisdictions, and the radical new approach proposed by Australian Trucking Association have helped to produce a better result than was initially expected. It is however far from perfect, representing a negotiated outcome across a plethora of stakeholders.

In many cases, the proposed reforms will not solve the immediate problems, but they will at least deliver a HVNL that is better able to cater for new and innovative approaches in future, which means that the groundwork will be laid, However, the ALRTA stresses it will still need to make the case and progress more specific reforms to get the end-result needed.

there are five new things this week

New Award Rates Apply

NatRoad reminds us that from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2022 new Award rates apply.

The Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) Expert Panel decided to increase modern award minimum wages by 4.6 per cent subject to a minimum increase for adult award classifications of $40 per week. The $40 per week increase is based on a 38-hour week for a full-time employee. 

In effect, modern award minimum wage rates above $869.60 per week will receive a 4.6 per cent adjustment, wage rates below $869.60 per week will be adjusted by $40 per week from 1 July 2022. There is also a new minimum wage of $812.60 per week or $21.38 an hour for an adult from 1 July 2022. This is a substantial 5.2 per cent increase for lower paid workers, and 4.6% for higher level Award classifications.

As a result, increases to the minimum rates in the Road Transport and Distribution Award 2020, the Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award 2020, and the Clerks—Private Sector Award 2020, will apply and operate from 1 July 2022 (these are the most common Awards which cover NatRoad members).

there are five new things this week

New Sports Deck from Hino

Transported by an all-new Hino 700 Series SH1845, the double-story Sports deck, a converted 40 foot shipping container will provide some of the best viewing opportunities at selected rounds of the Repco Supercars Championship.

“The Sports Deck takes our major sponsorship of Supercars to another level allowing us to further engage with race fans and customers after a couple of challenging years, which has limited our presence trackside,” said Richard Emery, Vice President of Brand & Franchise Development for Hino Australia. “We launched the original Sports Deck in 2016 and have re-engineered the new version to better suit our requirements with improved and additional vantage points to watch the race and a more efficient design, which enables an easier set-up and pack down for each event.”

there are five new things this week

New Rotation from Narva

Narva has further expanded its AeroTech range of strobes/rotators with the recent addition of brighter and more durable ‘Heavy Duty’ models to complement the line-up.

Designed and engineered in Australia, the new range was developed with Australian conditions and applications in mind, combining improved lighting performance, a new look and morerugged construction to produce a visible strobe.

there are five new things this week

New 510hp Engine Pulls in Customers

JMT Civil felt encouraged to buy its first Japanese truck because the Fuso was fitted with a 510hp engine. The Sydney-based operation, which specialises in vegetation management, demolition and machinery heavy haulage, has a fleet of eight conventional ‘American-style’ trucks.

The fact the Fuso Shogun was available with more than 500hp was central for JMT Civil Director, Joel Taylor, to making the decision to break with tradition when he needed a truck for jobs around metro Sydney.

“We are very happy with our existing trucks, but there comes a time that the benefits of a model like the Shogun outweigh any negatives,” said Joel says. “The main thing is the manoeuvrability of the cab-over and the excellent visibility that will really help our drivers getting in and out of compact sites in the city, but the fuel efficiency of the 13-litre is also a real positive.”

there are five new things this week

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