Fiat Scudo brake issue recall

26 April, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Australia (FCA) advises that certain vehicles in the Scudo van (2013) range may incorporate non-conforming front brake discs. This defect may result in an accident and therefore represents a risk to drivers and occupants.

2025: Adios internal combustion engine?

22 April, 2016

The Netherlands is the latest nation set to phase out new petrol- and diesel-powered cars by 2025, having recently passed a motion through parliament. This follows on from a similar initiative in Norway late last year.

Coalition quashes Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal

21 April, 2016

The Coalition Government has successfully abolished the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, after much debate.

Industry insights — Justin Hocevar, CEO, Renault Australia

20 April, 2016 by Justin Hocevar, CEO, Renault Australia

What does 2016 look like for field service? Some industry experts give us their views.

CSIRO rolls out green fleet

19 April, 2016

The CSIRO is furthering its environmental credentials with the rollout of a green fleet. The first two of 10 petrol-free electric cars and electric bikes has been delivered to the Discover Centre at Black Mountain in Canberra.

Green recycling OTR tyre solution

18 April, 2016

Tytec Recycling (TR) has announced a soon-to-be launched solution that addresses the efficient disposal of worn off-the-road (OTR) tyres as used in mining and agriculture. Tyre recycling has always been a difficult and time-consuming task for standard tyres and near-impossible for OTR varieties.

Truck platooning trials successful

15 April, 2016

Truck platooning trials in Europe have been successful, ending with the arrival of six convoys at Rotterdam Harbour in the Netherlands. The cross-border trials are the first of their kind, with the semiautomatic vehicles travelling in pairs from Germany and Sweden.

Government claims outsourcing saves NSW $1bn

15 April, 2016

The NSW Government’s recent appointment of external fleet providers will deliver $1 billion in taxpayer savings, according to claims.

Industry insights — JP Shelburn, XL Service Bodies

13 April, 2016 by JP Shelburn

What does 2016 look like for field service? Some industry experts give us their views.

Australian motoring clubs unite

12 April, 2016

A consortium of Australian motoring clubs serving 2.8 million customers has selected Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure to provide a cloud-based platform for roadside assistance.

Fuel tax credit claims simplified

11 April, 2016

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has revised the process for claiming fuel tax credits for claims of less than $10,000.

Heavy vehicle health check

07 April, 2016

Consultation is underway to assess the health of Australia's 520,000-strong heavy vehicle fleet. National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) CEO Sal Petroccitto said information had been released to each state and territory to measure the roadworthiness of heavy vehicles later this year.

Sharing economy targets tradies

06 April, 2016

Peer-to-peer car rental service DriveMyCar is working with LDV Automotive to help tradespeople get a better deal, in a move they say will nearly halve the cost of renting one-tonne vans.

10 things to consider when buying a van

05 April, 2016

There are 10 things you should think about when shopping around for a new van, from comfort to purchase price to standard safety features. Here's some handy information to use as a starting point.

NSW Police opt for V8 Lexus

04 April, 2016

The NSW Police Force has added the 5.0-litre V8-powered Lexus RC F coupe to its arsenal. The vehicle is due to play an active role in roadside campaigns to promote road safety while also featuring as a static display at community engagement activities.

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