Article Archive - May 2012

By: Truckin Life Posted: 1st May 2012

transport equipment supplier, MaxiTRANS, has announced the acquisition of Queensland Diesel Spares Pty Ltd (QDS). The partnership of its existing parts business,...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 1st May 2012

Maxi-CUBE used the Melbourne Truck, Trailer and Equipment Show to unveil its new meat hanger refrigerated van. “Featuring air operated swing down meat rails for...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 9th May 2012

Despite cutting $33.6 billion from the budget last night the Federal Government announced an extra $140 million for truck rest areas and other productivity measures...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 14th May 2012

NatRoad is delighted to announce that nominations for the NatRoad Awards 2012 are now open.

The road transport industry is vital to the Australian economy...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 14th May 2012

The latest UHF CB radio from Oricom, the UHF400, is
built for the long haul.

A heavy duty 5 watt UHF CB and 12v/24v auto switching
this 80...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 14th May 2012

The 2012 Australian Trucking Convention and Trucks on Show exhibition will make its way to Sydney from Wednesday 16 May to Saturday 19 May.

The convention...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 15th May 2012

A new cruise control system now available in the new Mercedes-Benz Actros, Predictive Power Control, is designed to reduce fuel consumption by an additional three...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 15th May 2012

A section of the Dawson Highway in Queensland may be closed to all heavy vehicles for at least another 24 hours due to a diesel spill.

A truck and tanker...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 15th May 2012

Traffic is still blocked in New Farm after a fatal crash involving an elderly cyclist and a garbage truck this morning.

Police confirmed an 82-year-old died...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 17th May 2012

Now that Krueger has manufactured a load restraint curtain that can be opened and closed a the push of a button, transport companies like BLW no longer need to...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 17th May 2012

Australian road transport equipment manufacturer, MaxiTRANS, has announced the acquisition of AZMEB Global Trailers as part of a strategy to further expand its...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 17th May 2012

Road trains now have increased access to the road network in the Mildura and Swan Hill areas, Minister for Roads Terry Mulder announced today.

"The Victorian...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 17th May 2012

To help keep freight moving in Victoria a trial of a new next generation High Productivity Freight Vehicles has commenced in Victoria.

The trial allows B-...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 18th May 2012

The house fell as it was being moved in the suburb of Mount Waverley, south-east of Melbourne.

Crews took 45 minutes to free the man, who suffered back and...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 18th May 2012

The Ipswich Motorway upgrade in Queensland has been ticked off the Federal Government’s agenda, with the project completed six months ahead of schedule.

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 18th May 2012

The Victorian Transport Association together with the Transport Industry Safety Group, will launch a Driver Distraction Campaign this Friday 23 May 2008. Minister...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 18th May 2012

POLICE say they are horrified a truck from a South Australian trucking company was able to travel up to 152km/h.
It was one of 18 trucks found to have a...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 22nd May 2012

Giving back to the community is what the Salvation Army does best, and the recent addition of an Isuzu FRR 600 to their fleet will help them do it even better,...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 22nd May 2012

Over 620 CNG refuse collection trucks with Allison fully automatic transmissions are helping to keep Berlin’s streets clean.

The fleet is owned by the...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 22nd May 2012

This submission details the views of the members of the ATA NSW on the NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan Discussion Paper released for public comment.

All...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 22nd May 2012

Spending priorities for the Gateway WA project were released yesterday, a few days after freight infrastructure gained a fair amount of attention in the State...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 22nd May 2012

The Australian Trucking Association has honoured Australia’s top truck driver and other leading industry figures in the 2012 National Trucking Industry Awards....

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 22nd May 2012

Join WesTrac at the Eastern Creek Raceway Friday 25th and Saturday 26th May and test drive the new range of Cat Truck Tippers.

Running from 10am – 4pm each...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 23rd May 2012

The South Australian Government has announced that resurfacing works have begun along Main North Road, Gepps Cross to improve ride quality.

The night works...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 23rd May 2012

Toll Global Logistics, a division of Toll Group, has announced a restructure that will combine its finished vehicle distribution service with automotive storage,...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 23rd May 2012

Established over 80 years ago, Lopez Brothers has continued to grow its Sydney fleet – with big plans for the future. Its latest addition is a UD GW 470 Automated...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 23rd May 2012

Australia’s transport ministers have agreed to a national set of road network access and operating conditions for modular B-triples that will enable these vehicles...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 24th May 2012

Warner Music Australia and Nonesuch are thrilled to announce the critically acclaimed American band Punch Brothers will arrive in Australia in August to perform...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 24th May 2012

Sam and Kelly live out west. They spend their lives waiting for texts, for boyfriends and those bitches in Year Ten to leave school so they can have somewhere...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 24th May 2012

BP has announced that its new truckstop in Dandenong in Melbourne’s east has now begun operations.

The site, on the corner of Greens and Hammond Road...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 24th May 2012

A network of multi-user DCs and co-mingled transport services are helping Linfox to provide greater levels of efficiency in New Zealand.

The Linfox Verissimo...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 25th May 2012

Detour Logistics recently upgraded its fleet of refrigerated vans with the latest acquisition of Maxi-Cube’s new rollback lead trailer.

According to Detour...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 25th May 2012

Hydraulic solutions provider Custom Fluidpower recently opened its new state of the art facility located in Paget, Mackay.

Officially opened by NRL legend...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 25th May 2012

The Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre in Victoria will play host to the fourth annual Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference (VTIC) on May 28-29. Public...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 25th May 2012

In one of the largest liquidation auctions to be held in Australia to date, the Victorian- based vehicles from 1st Fleet are set to be auctioned in Melbourne on 29...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 28th May 2012

As part of the Southern Expressway Duplication in South Australia, the O’Sullivan Beach Road Bridge will be closed to all traffic from Friday, 25 May.

The...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 28th May 2012

Greater Darwin is growing. With lots of major projects and construction underway, there are more heavy vehicles sharing our road network.

Road trains can be...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 28th May 2012

A Queensland furniture delivery contractor is one of the first converts to the comfort of UD Trucks' new Condor medium duty range, with early economy figures...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 28th May 2012

Vehicles equipped with fully automatic transmissions are a perfect choice for fire fighting applications. Dependability and fast acceleration ensure fire engines...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 28th May 2012

Well perhaps not quite the transport industry, that happens ‘out there’ on the highways and dusty tracks and twisting roads of Australia. What was on display were...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 28th May 2012

Norm Paterson moved to Cooke Plains in 1958 and took on the role as manager of the gypsum works for the Smith family.

It was hard yakka with much of his day...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 28th May 2012

At 83 years of age, you’d have to feel entitled to hang up your blue singlet, put your feet up, sip on a comforting cup of camomile tea (or quaff a cold beer…...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 28th May 2012

Earlier this year as the Warragamba Dam over flowed and spilled, the Yarramundi Bridge wass half a metre underwater with no access to the public. Both North...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 28th May 2012

Mt Ousley is one of those hills that no truck driver takes lightly. Even today with multiple lanes and the corners smoothed out, the coal trucks, timber trucks,...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 28th May 2012

It just won’t stop growing. The National Road Transport Hall of Fame has new trucks rolling in all the time, on every trip there seems to be new capsules of history...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 28th May 2012

What do you do to unwind when you’re in a high-powered job as the Mack and Volvo Australian National Manager for Product Management and Sales Promotion? Elementary...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 29th May 2012

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has completed maintenance work on the F3 Freeway at Tuggerah.

An RMS spokesperson said the NSW Government provided $961,...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 29th May 2012

BP’s newest truckstop is ready for the future of Australian heavy vehicle emissions standards with AdBlue, an exhaust gas treatment for SCR engines, available at...

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