Article Archive - June 2012

By: Truckin Life Posted: 4th Jun 2012

Lights on the Hill Trucking Memorial Inc has run into difficulties, and needs help.

Following the resignation of its founder Kathy White, the group’s new...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 5th Jun 2012

“Independent tyre retailers and their customers are the big winners,” Hankook Tire’s president Hyun Shick Cho said following the opening of Hankook Tyre Australia’...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 5th Jun 2012

Transport businesses need to review their costs and freight rates ahead of the introduction of the carbon tax and the 2.4 cents per litre increase in the fuel tax...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 5th Jun 2012

The annual Australian road toll has dropped from 1715 in 2002 to 1291 in 2011, the latest road deaths Australia report published by the federal Bureau of...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 6th Jun 2012

The HiLux workhorse was the country's best-selling vehicle for the second month in a row with 4626 deliveries in May, more than 40 per cent ahead of any other...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 6th Jun 2012

Holden’s special edition Thunder Ute pack helped the iconic Australian vehicle to its highest sales for the year, with 817 units sold. The Thunder pack offers alloy...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 8th Jun 2012

Truckin’ Life’s Bruce Honeywill is in Perth and has caught up with Julie Gavin who drives, loves and cares for the 2012 Truckin’ Life Rig of the Year. Truckin’ Life...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 21st Jun 2012

Former Mack mechanic Jon McLean has been appointed to the role of Vice President, UD Trucks Sales. He will replace outgoing Vice President, Erik J. Andersson, who...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 21st Jun 2012

Queensland’s cane crushing season is in full swing and millions of tonnes cut cane are on the move. Much of it is via cane trains running on dedicated narrow gauge...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 21st Jun 2012

Holden’s new generation Colorado ute has hit the road. The 2012 Colorado range benefits from a powerful new range of Duramax turbo diesel engines, bold clean-sheet...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 21st Jun 2012

We aren’t claiming much credit but a replacement bridge over the Maranoa River at Mitchell that Editor Bruce Honeywill covered in graphic fashion in our May 2012...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 22nd Jun 2012

Pilbara Access dares to go where no other scaffolding company has gone before.

Operating since 2007 and with a fleet of more than 40 Isuzu trucks, it is...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 22nd Jun 2012

Dr. John de Groot, president of the Queensland Law Society says governments have a responsibility to protect company directors and officers who are innocent of...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 22nd Jun 2012

“Truck drivers and operators are valuable members of the community and have the right to be dealt with fairly,” Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) policy...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 22nd Jun 2012

Owen Scott’s 12 years in the UK gave him the opportunity to see that ‘grapple’ trucks were the way to go. So when he came back to live in Queensland in 2010, he...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 25th Jun 2012

Narva’s ‘Intense’ performance globes have just been released throughout Australasia and are claimed to deliver up to 30 per cent more light on the road. They have a...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 25th Jun 2012

Soilworx offers a vast range of garden maintenance and bulk sand, soil and stone products and has become a great one-stop-shop for avid gardeners, residential and...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 27th Jun 2012

The ATA has defended the trucking industry’s safety record against police claims that drug use is rife. Last week the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 27th Jun 2012

Registration will open soon for the 2012 Technical and Maintenance Conference which will be held from Monday 15 October to Wednesday 17 October 2012 at the...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 27th Jun 2012

Registration will open soon for the 2012 Technical and Maintenance Conference which will be held from Monday 15 October to Wednesday 17 October 2012 at the...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 27th Jun 2012

The D’Aguilar Highway through the Blackbutt Range re-opened to two lanes on 22 June.

The highway, which runs north west of Brisbane to Kingaroy, was...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 27th Jun 2012

ATA NSW, the rt health fund and the Sydney Ports Corporation, TWU Super and Patrick Stevedores will join together to celebrate TruckWeek 2012 with a free sausage...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 27th Jun 2012

UD Trucks have released an Australian developed lazy axle kit for their medium duty trucks with the option now available for Condor series PK 17 280 models. The kit...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 29th Jun 2012

Friday 29 June is the 25th anniversary of Red Nose Day, so grab a Red Nose and show the world you do care. Today is Red Nose Day and every Australian is encouraged...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 29th Jun 2012

Isuzu’s FTS 800 4x4 model is now available with an optional five speed Allison automatic transmission giving Australia’s mining and emergency services workers...

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