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NEW ROAD RULES IN TASMANIA

From 1 December 2019 in Tasmania, all motorists must safely slow to 40km/h as they pass any stationary or slow moving emergency vehicle with red, blue or magenta lights flashing. The rule includes NHVR vehicles displaying magenta lights. It applies to traffic travelling in either direction, unless there’s...
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Award winners show the changing face of road transport in NZ

Celebrating diversity was the key to the New Zealand Road Transport Industry Awards at a dinner at Wairakei Resort last week. “With an ageing workforce, and the average age of our truck drivers being mid-50s, it’s important the industry is inclusive and promotes diversity,” Road Transport Forum chief...
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Another autonomous truck revealed

Scania has released its latest member of its autonomous family, the Scania AXL, a fully autonomous concept truck, without a cab. In what is another milestone in the development of heavy self-driving vehicles, a group of Scania experts in different fields have teamed up and developed a concept...
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Hino Mackay under new management

Hino in Mackay has a new premises and owner following the appointment of Milne Bros as the dealer for the central Queensland region. “We are delighted to welcome the well-regarded Milne Bros company to the Hino family following the retirement of Richard Deguara, Dealer Principal of Carlisle Hino,...
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Van sales set new records while truck sales slow

New Heavy Truck sales in Australia continue to slow from the record levels seen in 2018, with the month of June just past typical of the trend seen year-to-date. June 2019 saw sales slump in all truck segments, compared to June last year. However despite the slowing market,...
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URM take delivery of 40 Dennis Eagle trucks

Penske Commercial Vehicles is currently handing over 40 Dennis Eagle ‘Elite 2’ trucks to waste management contractor United Resource Management (URM) for use in residential refuse collection in Sydney’s Northern Beaches Council precinct. The Dennis Eagle units all feature colourful liveries to symbolise the Northern Beaches Council’s promotion...
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