New safety breach hotline established

July 2, 2018 Joel Helmes

Seen something that doesn’t look right? Been pressured to meet a deadline? Now there’s an easy way to raise your concerns about possible safety breaches in the road transport industry. Established by the National Heavy […]

ATA welcomes truck permit probe

July 2, 2018 Joel Helmes

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) say they’re delighted to hear that the Federal Government will undertake a review into the process for issuing oversize/overmass (OSOM) truck permits. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure […]

Detroit Diesel celebrates 80 years

June 29, 2018 Joel Helmes

It’s eighty years since the then GM-owned Detroit Diesel started producing engines. Now, under the ownership of Daimler Trucks, Detroit Diesel is one of the most dominant heavy-duty engine and component manufacturers in the world. […]

Three more states can truck rego labels

June 29, 2018 Joel Helmes

The shift away from traditional truck registration labels in Australia continues with another three states abolishing them from Sunday. And the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) says that’s a great thing for truck owners. Related: McColl’s Transport […]

Heavy Vehicles Podcast 0126

June 28, 2018 Joel Helmes

This week on the Heavy Vehicles Truck/Bus News Wrap we cover: New boss for Volvo Group Australia Nova Bus passes U.S. Government testing EATON creates new electric powertrain division MAN XXL cab prime mover lands […]

New boss for Volvo Group Australia

June 27, 2018 Joel Helmes

There’s a change at the top for the Volvo Group Australia (VGA) team with Peter Voorhoeve confirming he’s off to run Volvo Trucks North America. In his place will be Martin Merrick, a Volvo veteran […]

Nova Bus passes U.S. Government testing

June 27, 2018 Joel Helmes

Unfortunately, despite the expansion in the use of electric-powered buses in overseas markets we’re yet to see many on Aussie roads. In Europe, China and U.S. cities it’s becoming increasingly likely that the next bus […]

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