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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Stars Shine in Toowoomba

Western Star Trucks’ Show n Shine last Saturday was a success according to Penske Commercial Vehicles. The event attracted some of the best Western Stars from the region with massive prizes up for grabs. Held at the Toowoomba Showgrounds with support from recently‐announced Penske Commercial  Vehicles’ selling dealer, Pengelly Truck and Trailers, the trucks on display were judged across  various categories with the ‘Truck of the Show’ award presented to North Queensland Truck and  Machinery Movements’ ‘Phatcat’ 4800. The second annual Show n Shine hosted by Penske Commercial Vehicles featured a range of fun  activities for all including appearances by Shell V‐Power Racing drivers Fabian Coulthard and Scott  McLaughlin, and music performances by Mick Lindsay and Troy Cassar‐Daley. “Our second Western Star Trucks Show n Shine was a fantastic success,” said Kevin Dennis,  managing director of Penske Commercial Vehicles. “There was a hugely impressive array of trucks on display for all the attendees to see – from the  2800 through to the 6900. “It was great to give customers the opportunity to meet each other and chat about their much loved Stars. “The Shell V‐Power Racing drivers were also a huge hit with the more than 500 attendees, as were  musicians Troy Cassar‐Daley and Mick Lindsay who put on a rocking show to end the fabulous day! “Despite the weather dampening the afternoon’s activities, we were pleased to see the sun  reappear prior to the concert! “While we work to reach our customers through various channels, the Show n Shine is a tangible  outcome of the commitment we made to increase our direct‐to‐customer activities. “We also had fantastic support from our suppliers and sponsors who helped to make it the great  day it was.” ...
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ALL MUSCLE – HHA’S WESTERN STAR 6900 BUTCH CASSIDY

Heavy Haulage Australia’s Managing Director Jon Kelly makes an impression anywhere he goes. He is an expert at portraying an image and building a brand with his immaculate looking trucks. Chris Smith talks to Jon about HHA, customisation and the latest Western Star 6900 Butch Cassidy also named...
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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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