Article Archive - July 2012

By: Truckin Life Posted: 2nd Jul 2012

The new Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal has commenced this week and the industry will be represented by the immediate Past President of the Queensland Trucking...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 2nd Jul 2012

Lubricant manufacturer Fuchs has been supplying lubricant to the Australian transportation giant Toll since June 2008.

Fuchs supply a complete lubrication...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 2nd Jul 2012

Fresh from winning the Dutch MotoGP over the past weekend, two-time world motorcycle champion Casey Stoner has signed up to be the face of Toyota's Huski skid steer...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 3rd Jul 2012

Hino Australia has completed the delivery of a batch of 56 new Hino 4x4 medium-duty standard cab and crew cab trucks to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Hino's...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 3rd Jul 2012

Washroom sanitary company Pink Hygiene, is taking washroom cleanliness to a higher level supported by an expanding fleet of hi-vis pink Isuzus. Pink Hygiene...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 3rd Jul 2012

Australia’s transport ministers have voted unanimously in favour of changes to the Performance Based Standards scheme which will deliver a safer, more productive...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 4th Jul 2012

Completion of a 12 month custom-build project has given the RSPCA in Victoria a new Mobile Animal Care (MAC) vehicle. The custom designed and built MAC has been...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 4th Jul 2012

Australia’s first national Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal has launched its new website.

The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal will have the power to set...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 4th Jul 2012

The Department of Transport and Main Roads and Skills Queensland have joined forces with the Queensland Trucking Association and the Queensland Bus Industry Council...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 4th Jul 2012

The Western Australian Government is assessing the planning, environmental, transport and community issues associated with container port options in the coastal...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 5th Jul 2012

Australian automotive distributor WMC is changing the name of its European designed, Chinese manufactured vans, known as Maxus elsewhere in the world, to LDV when...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 5th Jul 2012

MaxiTRANS Western Australia and Freighter’s engineers have supplied WA based Tri-State Transport with a B double flat top with a permanent half-moon bridging deck...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 5th Jul 2012

The fuel tax credit that can be claimed by trucking operators decreased 2.4 cents per litre, from 15.043 cents to 12.643 cents per litre from 1 July. As a result,...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 5th Jul 2012

Total Australian truck sales for the first six months of 2012 were 7.8 per cent above the tally achieved for the same period in 2011.

The Truck Industry...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 5th Jul 2012

The posters of this truck have adorned many a lad’s wall over the years, the first time in August 1985 and then again in August 1995.
What budding truck...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 5th Jul 2012

About three times a week She’s Apples’ rigid Hino 300-616 does the 60 or so kilometre round trip from Gawler to the Pooraka Markets.

The traffic is variable...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 5th Jul 2012

Drivers, friends and mates were busy from the early hours of the day cleaning, polishing and adding the final touches to their show charges. It was the 25th...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 5th Jul 2012

It’s barely 4am and the streets of Sydney are shattered by the roars of The Punisher thundering through the darkness. It’s lit up by more than 80 chromed skulls and...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 6th Jul 2012

Volvo Trucks is now presenting an engine tailored for the tough Euro 6 environmental standards in Europe. Nitrogen oxide emissions have dropped by 77 percent and...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 9th Jul 2012

Having one set of truck laws nationally is one step closer after a historic SCOTI meeting in Adelaide, however states and territories will only come on board as...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 11th Jul 2012

Research shows more than 2.5 million Australian workers are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and many in the transport industry are going undiagnosed....

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 11th Jul 2012

It's hard to drive around the Adelaide and not come across a Garden Grove truck as its transport division now totals nearly 100 trucks. Over the past 12 months they...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 11th Jul 2012

TMC 2012 is offering more take-home than ever before. Choose from high level technical forums and product training workshops. Attend the product training workshops...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 11th Jul 2012

John Williamson is a name synonymous with Australian country music, an ARIA hall of fame member with over 4 million record sales in Australia, three ARIA awards,...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 11th Jul 2012

Keep away from sick people because the flu season has arrived – and everywhere you go people are sick. Take care especially if you are in contact with a lot of...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 12th Jul 2012

The transport of dangerous goods in Australia by road and rail is governed by wellestablished laws and regulatory arrangements, but further improvements are needed...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 13th Jul 2012

Isuzu Australia has added a wider range of American driveline components to its spare parts range to suit both Isuzu and other truck brands. Isuzu dealerships now...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 13th Jul 2012

“There is nothing more frustrating or costly to business than having a vehicle stranded with a tyre issue,” Kumho Tyres Australia’s manager for truck and commercial...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 13th Jul 2012

Queensland Motorways has announced the new tolls and fees for all motorists travelling on the Gateway, Logan and Gateway Extension motorways in the south east...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 13th Jul 2012

Adelaide’s Main South Road will be closed briefly today and revised speed zones will be in place along the Southern Expressway as work to duplicate the Expressway...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 16th Jul 2012

The National Transport Commission (NTC) is calling for comments on their proposed changes to the Australian Dangerous Goods Code. The NTC has recently completed a...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 16th Jul 2012

Every truck operator is invited to take part in TruckWeek 2012.
It is being held from 19 to 25 August.
The TruckWeek website lists a wide array of event...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 16th Jul 2012

Infrastructure Australia has released its fourth review of national infrastructure priorities and performance. It highlights the vital role infrastructure has in...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 16th Jul 2012

Queensland’s Transport and Main Roads has at last fixed two anomalies that have seen drivers booked for having road train signs have been 18 millimetres too long...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 18th Jul 2012

A leading Western Australian miner has turned to Isuzu to fill a special niche in the support sector of its operations. The company has purchased an Isuzu 30 kVA...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 23rd Jul 2012

A move to using the JAC HCF 1048 light duty truck chassis is reaping big savings for one New Zealand motorhome manufacturer. Christchurch-based UCC Motorhomes...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 23rd Jul 2012

Nominations for the 2012 Craig Roseneder Award are now open. The award, one of the prestigious National Trucking Industry Awards, recognizes technical and...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 24th Jul 2012

To help kick off its new financial year, Hino is offering big savings on a number of its popular 300 Series and 500 Series truck models. Hino’s ‘Ready, Set, Save’...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 24th Jul 2012

To deliver the wide variety of supplies, Farmcraft a one-stop resource for those on the land, relies on a fleet of Isuzu trucks consisting of two NPR 200s, three...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 24th Jul 2012

South Australia’s Flinders Ranges Council has recently acquired an Isuzu FRR 600 for town maintenance work. The Flinders Ranges Council area covers 4000 square...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 25th Jul 2012

The Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has now produced more than 200 million vehicles. It reached the milestone in June, some 76 years and 11 months after the first...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 26th Jul 2012

Allison Transmission is now offering its transmissions exclusively in Freightliner’s natural gas vehicles, including the new Cascadia 113 Natural Gas day cab prime...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 26th Jul 2012

Newly patented TC10 twin countershaft/torque converter architecture will be unveiled on Allison Transmission’s display at the 64th International Motor Show (IAA) in...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 27th Jul 2012

The Transport Workers’ Union of Australia (TWU) has challenged Coles to a public debate on the continuing high number of deaths and injuries from truck crashes...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 27th Jul 2012

Elders is hosting a massive auction of 136 vintage cars, utes, trucks and tractors in St George at the DK & RE Buchan yard at the Cnr Thallon Rd & Buchan...

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