Article Archive - August 2012

By: Truckin Life Posted: 2nd Aug 2012

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is back on track after the Queensland Government re-introduced the Heavy Vehicle National Law Bill 2012 into State Parliament...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 6th Aug 2012

JAC Trucks have now been launched in Australia.
The initial Australian model line-up features three light-duty trucks ranging from 4.5 tonnes to 7.5 tonnes...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 6th Aug 2012

Australia will be the first market to get Toyota’s new dual cab 70 Series LandCruiser range. Toyota says demand from the mining sector and others users who need a...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 6th Aug 2012

South Australian-based Produce Carton Supplies has grown its business success in part on the back of three generations of medium duty UD Trucks. Their latest...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 6th Aug 2012

Australia's leading automotive and speciality tool franchise company, Snap-on Tools, has adopted the Hino 300 Series trucks as the truck-of-choice for its new start...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 7th Aug 2012

It’s hard to find somewhere to park a road train around Toowoomba at the best of times, but it just got a little harder with the temporary closure of the eastbound...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 7th Aug 2012

A1 Roadlines has maintained a successful, market-leading business for 40 years and a big part of it has been on the back of Isuzu trucks. Founded in 1972, A1...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 7th Aug 2012

Newly-formed south east Queensland truck advocacy and support group, Transport People United Inc, are staging the Big Banger Truck Show and Trade Expo at the...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 7th Aug 2012

A restructure of Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads and TransLink will deliver more efficient infrastructure and more affordable services for all...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 7th Aug 2012

The old girl has still got it, mixing it up with the young bucks the classic 1988 320hp bonneted 112H Scania proved to be a reliable workhorse. Moving stock from...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 7th Aug 2012

Time was when Mack screamed its American-ness – when the Bulldog was proudly born in the US of A… A North American purebred. That was a time when there wasn’t much...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 7th Aug 2012

It’s a civilised 7am.

Out to the right the sun is dancing across the horizon, the paddocks look dry and almost grey as the stubble from the last harvest...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 7th Aug 2012

With the sun glinting on the highly polished chrome, the bonnet towers over my head and I’m 6′3″. I have to climb up three steps, and the 1947-style door opens with...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 7th Aug 2012

My original intention was to do up a show truck and to honour my father who passed away not long before we bought this one. I decided to do the Peterbilt up as...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 8th Aug 2012

The Western Australian Long Distance Owners and Drivers Association (WALDODA) has merged with the Transport Women Australia (TWA). Steve Post from NTI will take a...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 8th Aug 2012

The Federal and Northern Territory governments have announced significant investment in bush roads across the Northern Territory. The Federal government is...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 8th Aug 2012

Put your maintenance worries to bed and get your team working to their full potential at TMC 2012, the trucking industry’s 2012 technical and maintenance event. The...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 8th Aug 2012

Australia is a step closer to a national regulator for the heavy vehicle industry, with Queensland’s Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Scott Emerson, re-...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 9th Aug 2012

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has replaced the notice allowing road trains with eligible tri-axle converter dollies to operate at full axle group masses.

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 9th Aug 2012

Brisbane's newest tunnel, the Airport Link M7 toll road, has opened to traffic with little fanfare. But Queensland Transport and Main Roads department and the...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 9th Aug 2012

The HCVAQ will hold their 19th annual two day show which will be held, on the 29th and 30th September, 2012 at the Gatton Showgrounds approximately 100kms west of...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 9th Aug 2012

The 23rd Annual Australian Freight Industry Awards are being held on Saturday 1 September 2012 at the Crown Palladium Ballroom in Melbourne. Award nominations close...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 10th Aug 2012

This year’s North West NSW Heavy Vehicle Forum is being held on Tuesday 31 July 2012. The free forum runs from 6.30am to 1pm at the Moree War Memorial Hall in Balo...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 10th Aug 2012

Chris Sanders, from Sanders Bulk Transport has been awarded Australia’s most fuel efficient driver in the final of the Drivers’ Fuel Challenge by Volvo Trucks....

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 10th Aug 2012

McLaren's Raw Hire has grown from humble beginnings in 1998 to become a leading vehicle hire company in the Pilbara region. Its hire fleet has doubled in the last...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 10th Aug 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: 13th Aug 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: 13th Aug 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: 13th Aug 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: 13th Aug 2012

Holden’s new Colorado has joined the Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50, Volkswagen Amarok, and the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon utes in achieving the maximum 5-Star...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 13th Aug 2012

Volkswagen has released a single cab version of its increasingly popular Amarok ute. It has the same length and wheelbase as the dual cab version but it has a cargo...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 13th Aug 2012

Hino has continued to grow sales and market share throughout the second quarter of 2012. In the six months to the end of June 2012, Hino delivered 2014 trucks to...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 14th Aug 2012

Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) have launched a new look limited edition ute; the Pursuit. It will feature a GT colour-coded front bumper, GT RSPEC alloy wheels and...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 14th Aug 2012

Icy weather conditions, remote mountain locations and steep gradients are all in a day’s work for Snowy Hydro’s fleet of 10 Isuzu trucks. The company operates its...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 14th Aug 2012

Twin packs of 12 volt and 24 volt LED Load Resistors from Narva provide a convenient solution for customers experiencing electrical problems after upgrading their...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 14th Aug 2012

New research out this month suggests that Aussie mums are feeling judged on the basis of the car they drive, particularly when it comes to the school run. One in...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 16th Aug 2012

Darwin’s largest family-owned builders’ supplier has commissioned two new three-tonne capacity Toyota forklift trucks to boost safety, productivity and machine...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 16th Aug 2012

A new 12 way Fuse Box released by Narva, eliminates extensive and messy wiring in applications running numerous circuits and accessories. The new fuse box features...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 16th Aug 2012

Volkswagen has introduced new special edition Runner models to its Caddy and Transporter range of vans. They are available in limited numbers of 200 and 350...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 16th Aug 2012

A review of Victoria’s speed limits has recommended 12 major outcomes that will hopefully make the southern state’s speed limits Smarter, Simpler and Easier to...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 17th Aug 2012

QR National has unveiled an innovative new safety device which could help protect truck drivers from death or serious injury by preventing them from striking the 25...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 17th Aug 2012

Gary Rogers runs a lucrative operation out of Brisbane’s transport hub of Rocklea. “We operate a premium service,” Gary said. “When we deliver, we deliver freight...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 17th Aug 2012

QR National is celebrating a 25 year history with one of the world’s largest chemical companies, announcing the signing of a new contract today with LyondellBasell...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 17th Aug 2012

Freighter’s general manager Rod Cunningham addressed the recent 2012 NatRoad Conference on Queensland’s Gold Coast and discussed the issues facing the transport...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 27th Aug 2012

QR National is celebrating a 25 year history with one of the world’s largest chemical companies, announcing the signing of a new contract today with LyondellBasell...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 27th Aug 2012

Freighter’s general manager Rod Cunningham addressed the recent 2012 NatRoad Conference on Queensland’s Gold Coast and discussed the issues facing the transport...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 27th Aug 2012

The ease-of-use and reliability of Hino trucks has helped Perth-based vehicle hire company Rent WA grow its business while maintaining a core of satisfied repeat...

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By: Truckin Life Posted: 27th Aug 2012

Gary Rogers runs a lucrative operation out of Brisbane’s transport hub of Rocklea. “We operate a premium service,” Gary said. “When we deliver, we deliver freight...

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