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SCANIA says the demand for its factory-backed rental fleet has been strong in the three months since it was launched. The company will double the size of its rental fleet early next year. The trucks are available for between one and 24 months. Scania is the first truckmaker to offer an in-house truck rental service in Australia. ‘‘We have been particularly successful in the B-double market ,’’ managing director Roger McCarthy says. More information at (03) 9217 3300.
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IF YOU don’t like our nation’s road laws, you can complain or actually do something about them. The National Transport Commission would like to hear from you. The NTC develops road rules and it is inviting parties to register their interest in reviews of road rules and rules on vehicle standards. If you are interested, call (03) 9236 500 or email email@example.com
A NEW super-durable refrigerated trailer has been released by Maxi-Cube. The company says the Classic C-Series enclosed trailer is the most durable refrigerated unit available and the first to feature a full-length chassis. It says the new model should be of interest to operators in the tough environments of Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
THE Australian Trucking Association is preparing to hold an election for two positions on its general council. The positions are for representatives of owner-drivers and small-fleet operators. Nominations and voter registration will open on January 10 and close on February 7. The election will be conducted by postal ballot. To be eligible to vote, you must own or be buying or leasing one to five trucks weighing more than 4.5 tonnes and be on the Commonwealth electors roll. For more information visit www.atatruck.net.au
TRUCK drivers who use Queensland’s Bruce Highway will benefit from new and upgraded rest areas. The Federal Government will bankroll 25 new rest areas, upgrades of existing rest sites and new audible edge markings. The new rest areas will be opened throughout the next three years.