Reduced Water Pressure Planned For Perth

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Perth is set to see it’s water pressure reduced to a standard pressure over the next 20 years, as the Water Corporation starts a pressure management strategy to save 10 billion litres of water per year. The suburb of Beckenham, which naturally has high water pressure due to it’s low […] Read more »

Perth Freight Link Planned For Heavy Vehicles

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Perth is possibly set to receive a new freight link, to connect Fremantle Port with Perth Airport, which will reduce the current driving time by 16 minutes. With the widening of roads, removal of traffic lights and the extension to existing highways, the new link is set to remove 65,000 […] Read more »

Tips for Truck Tyres in WA Outback

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Driving in the WA outback can be extremely tough on truck tyres. That’s why it’s important for both the driver and the truck owner to be vigilant in keeping a close watch on what is happening to the tyres. Todd Lupton, who manages two road trains that makes regular long […] Read more »

NTC Says System Will Overtax Trucks & Buses by $232 million in 2014-15

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The past seven years have seen the trucking industry has been paying too much in tax, according to the Chair of the Australian Trucking Association, Noelene Watson. She says that this has occurred since 2007 because the government charging system has underestimated the number of trucks & buses on Australia’s […] Read more »

Auxiliary Brakes Report for Heavy Vehicles Highlights Improvements

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State and Federal road authorities recently commissioned Austroads to compile a report on auxiliary brakes for heavy vehicles in Australia. It was commissioned due to the high number of noise complaints from communities about engine braking, as well as several instances of runaway trucks on steep graded roads. The auxiliary […] Read more »

2014 Competition for Best Truck Driver & Bus Driver in Australia

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Global heavy vehicle manufacturer Scania is searching Australia for the fourth time to find the best truck and bus drivers. Awarding a $10,000 prize to the winner of each category, Scania are actively encouraging drivers to enter their competition and expects to receive around 85,000 entries from over 40 countries. […] Read more »

Dangerous Goods Transport Regulations To Change in NSW

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From 1 July 2014 in NSW, all newly manufactured dangerous goods vehicles must have electronic stability control (ESC) installed, or they will be banned from its roads. This amended regulation will apply to all semi-trailers, dog trailers, B-double trailers and tank trailers greater than 4.5 tonnes. A 2011 coronial report […] Read more »

Trucking Australia 2014 To Promote Health

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The health and well-being of truckies will be the main focus of attention at Trucking Australia 2014. Held on Hamilton Island on the 5th and 6th of June, keynote speaker Andrew Niven will present his ideas on how to improve the health of individuals in the trucking industry, as well […] Read more »

Water Supplies in Australia at Risk

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Water supplies in Australia are already scarce, with some areas relying heavily on water from only one or two sources. A recent study at the University of NSW has shown that our drinking water supplies are highly vulnerable to circumstances of extreme weather. While a single weather related event such […] Read more »

Bio-Crude Oil Could Cut Fuel Emissions By 80%

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Australian based company Licella is now able to convert biomass (renewable woody waste materials) into bio-crude oil which can then be refined into various types of fuels. Aviation fuels included. Other businesses are about to do the same because after 6 years of research and development, Licella’s smart technology is […] Read more »