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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Students learning the trade with Auto Camp

The automotive industry is currently experiencing a technological revolution caused by the introduction of hybrid and electric vehicles and as a result, faces widespread skills shortages. In response, the Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTA Queensland) has developed Auto Camp; a three-day school holiday program which allows high...
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HVIA responds to Austroads width recommendations

The heavy vehicle industry is divided over Austroads recommendations to increase the maximum allowable heavy freight vehicle width from 2500 mm to 2550 mm (including attachments). Austroads, the peak organisation of Australasian road transport and traffic agencies, was tasked by the Federal Government to look at the productivity...
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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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Brisbane Truck Show takes out two Australian Event Awards

The Brisbane Truck Show has taken out two major national event awards, being named Australia’s Best Corporate Event and Best Exhibition, Trade or Consumer Show for this year’s event. Winners of the Australian Event Awards were announced at a ceremony at Optus Stadium in Perth last night with...
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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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NatRoad provides submission to NTC on safety in Transport Industry

The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) recently provided the National Transport Commission with a comprehensive submission about safe people and practices in the heavy vehicle industry. CEO of NatRoad Warren Clark said, ”One of the issues not given enough attention is the current industry practice where customers expect...
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Freightliner hotshot fulfills need for speed

Perth-based hotshot operator Dananni Haulage recently added two custom Freightliner CL112s to its growing fleet. The unique 6×2 trucks were set-up with a 7.8m tray, a spacious 48-inch sleeper cab and a retractable lazy rear axle, a unique specification perfect for the application. Dananni Haulage specialises in hotshot...
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