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June 18, 2018 05:22 AM PDT

Technology is creating change in the road transport and logistics industry and operators, drivers, other road users and the end customer are all benefiting.

Leading the change is telematics, technology that enables operators to monitor their fleet and make changes based around the data collected.

One operator that is glad they invested in telematics tech from one of the industry leaders, Verizon Connect, is the well-known country NSW food service business, Midwest Foods.

We caught up with the owner of the business, Shane Alderdice, to talk about how they’re benefiting from telematics.

June 18, 2018 05:12 AM PDT

Telematics is becoming increasingly common among Australian truck and vehicle fleets, yet despite the proven benefits some businesses still seem reluctant to invest in the technology. One business that has made the leap is the busy E&S Trading in Victoria. Opting to install Verizon Connect telematics into their fleet of trucks, utes and cars, we caught up with the businesses Executive Director, Greg Lake, to hear about real-world experiences with the technology...

June 14, 2018 04:07 PM PDT

This week on the heavy Vehicles Truck/Bus News Podcast we cover:
Hino to roll out coach Emergency Stop System
Daimler boss takes swipe at Tesla over electric trucks
TIC eyes record half year truck sales
Manufacturing award for PACCAR Australia
Big hybrid bus order placed in Canada

June 07, 2018 06:18 PM PDT

This week on the Heavy Vehicles Podcast we cover:
ATA welcomes Stability Control decision
May 2018 another bumper truck sales month
Isuzu N-Series 4×4 now with AMT
Electric Freightliner Trucks debut in North America
Iveco putting Euro 6 Stralis to the test
Shell Starship real world fuel economy revealed

May 30, 2018 08:04 PM PDT

This week on the Heavy Vehicles Podcast we cover:
UD Trucks unveil new 24-month parts warranty
Hino 300 Series 4×4 proving a hit
Chinese operator to put autonomous truck to work
New-gen Volvo coaches unveiled
DAF to commence electric truck trials this year

May 23, 2018 06:43 PM PDT

This week on the Heavy Vehicles Podcast we cover:
Daimler confirms the Freightliner Argosy will be withdrawn
Another recall for the UD Quon underway
Australian Trucking Association unhappy with truck driver training
Calls for New York City to skip diesel trucks and buses
Australian Trucking Association wants better truck rest area amenities
Volvo Group backs new women in trucking program
Iveco wins another bus supply contract in Europe

May 16, 2018 07:08 PM PDT

This week on the Heavy Vehicles Podcast we cover:
Parliament votes to scrap the Federal Interstate Registration scheme
Study finds transport workers more likely to be injured than other workers
Cummins confirms new joint venture with Chinese truck manufacturer
New Volvo Group parts and service provider in Toowoomba
Hino Australia gets more global acclaim from head office
Australian Trucking Association calls for urgent review into national laws
Some UD Quon trucks recalled in Australia to fix electrical fault 

May 09, 2018 06:04 PM PDT

This week on the Heavy Vehicles Podcast we cover:
Mixed reaction to 2018-19 Federal Budget.
Study finds nearly one in three trucks have fallen asleep at the wheel.
Volvo Trucks and Volvo Cars team up on data sharing technology.
Truck Industry Council welcomes strong truck sales numbers in April.
U.S. authorities launch novel new truck education campaign.
Daimler Trucks shows new natural gas powered trucks in the U.S.

May 02, 2018 06:01 PM PDT

This week on the Heavy Vehicles Podcast we cover:
Fuso brings news Ready Built trucks to Australian market
Nikola Motors launch $2 billion lawsuit against Tesla over truck design
Peterbilt the latest classic truck brand to go electric
Clever tech introduced to help Hino customers get back on the road
Calls for hair tests to weed out drug-addicted truck drivers
Boom times continuing for CNH Industrial

April 21, 2018 05:16 AM PDT

This week on the Heavy Vehicles Podcast we cover:
NatRoad calls for government inquiry into HVNL
Booming truck sales to start 2018 in the U.S.
Record truck sales boosting truck dealership staff
Volvo puts new FL Series electric truck to work
Shell gives public first taste of StarShip truck
Toyota and Shell to build new hydrogen fueling station

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