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Volvo Trucks provides first autonomous transport solution

Volvo Trucks has just signed a landmark agreement with Brønnøy Kalk AS in Norway to provide its first commercial autonomous solution transporting limestone from an open pit mine to a nearby port. The solution for Brønnøy Kalk AS consists of limestone being transported by six autonomous Volvo FH...
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186 trucks recalled by UD Trucks Australia

UD Trucks Australia has issued a voluntary safety recall as a precautionary measure for 186 UD Trucks in Australia and New Zealand. The voluntary safety recall applies to UD pPNLT Quon RSS-AIR Trucks produced between 1 November 2016 and 31 January 2018. In certain operating conditions, the front-rear...
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New app links operators to heavy vehicle rego info

Heavy vehicle operators and supply chain parties can now check the registration status of their fleet on a mobile phone app, no matter which state their vehicles are located. NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said the free NHVR Registration Checker app enabled drivers and supply chain parties to check...
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Minimum 30-day payment terms must be mandatory say NatRoad

Minimum 30-day payment terms are a must for the road transport industry, which is characterised by tight margins, according to the National Road Transport Association. “Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman’s review of payment times can help by providing SMEs better and easier access to capital helping...
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Mainfreight profits up year on year

Mainfreight has announced substantial growth with the release of its financial statements for the six months ended 30 September 2018 compared to the corresponding period in 2017 Total Revenue increased by (NZ)$205.41 million, or 16.8% EBITDA improved (NZ)$19.58 million or 22.1% Net profit (before abnormal) is up 30.7%“Our...
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Scania Transport Laboratory Goes Fossil Free

Through its inhouse haulier, Scania demonstrates how carbon emission reductions by more than 95 percent can be achieved with existing technology. Scania’s Transport Laboratory is used for some of Scania’s own internal transport. The fleet consists of 45 trucks and coaches, of which 14 are prime movers for...
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Hanson takes delivery of 1,000th Mack.

Mack Trucks Australia has celebrated a historic new milestone, handing over the keys to the 1,000th Mack truck built for Hanson. The 1,000th Mack truck is a Trident AF with a four-axle dog trailer, which will work out of Hanson’s Wolffdene quarry in Queensland, reported to be one...
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