a big hairy audacious goal

A Big Hairy Audacious Goal

Ten years ago in the lead up to the establishment of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, via the Heavy Vehicle National Law, we were told about a big hairy audacious goal, to improve productivity across the trucking industry by $12.4 billion. Read more

getting the right representation

Getting the Right Representation

If the trucking industry doesn’t get involved with those that lobby for the attention of those in power, then it is not getting the right representation. This is especially true for the smaller operators and the owner driver segment of the industry.

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we need to talk

We Need to Talk

There are many problems associated with the trucking industry, there always have been, but there is no point in just complaining about what is going on, we need to talk. We need, as an industry, to fully discuss issues among ourselves and then carry on talking, taking the message out to wider society and to decision makers with power. Read more

living in uncertain times

Living in Uncertain Times

Welcome to PowerTorque for a New Year, one which we all hope will be a less stressful than 2020, but we all know we are still living in uncertain times and that the challenges of 2021 are going to be hard enough to create new difficulties for our industry to surmount.

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it’s been quite a year

It’s Been Quite a Year

It surely would be the understatement of understatements, when talking about 2020, to say it’s been quite a year. This has been a year like nothing any of us has ever experienced, and a year we would prefer not to experience again. Read more

relaunching with a new masthead

Relaunching with a New Masthead

Welcome, I expect some of our readers may have noticed that we are relaunching with a new masthead, PowerTorque, and moving away from the Diesel name, both online and in the print magazine. The aim is to bring together the strengths and visibility of the two brands into one stronger and bolder, new entity. Read more

picking the wrong target

Picking the wrong target

Yet again, people from outside the trucking industry looking in have decided that the trucking industry needs to pay more to use Australia’s roads, but, in fact, they are picking the wrong target, if they want to improve the situation on our roads, and with our climate. Read more

it’s been a crazy year

It’s Been a Crazy Year 

I came across some statistics this week which confirm my suspicions about what’s been going on in 2020, and yes, it’s been a crazy year. This is one we are not going to forget anytime soon and is going to influence our thinking for decades to come. Read more

are things getting worse?

Are Things Getting Worse?

In a year like 2020 it becomes easy to start to feel insecure and ask the question, are things getting worse? Unfortunately the answer seems to be that, as of last year, yes, things are getting worse Read more

a long and winding road

A Long and Winding Road

With this morning’s announcement of a couple of electronic work diaries having been passed and certified by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, we have come to the end of a long and winding road through the intricacies of government approval for a safety related device. Read more