Australian truck drivers face a delicate balancing act. Tasked with meeting strict deadlines, drivers need to get jobs done on time without compromising on safety. New technology makes this an easier undertaking.
Constantly improving its fleet maintenance and operations, Holz Heavy Haulage has been using automatic lubrication systems supplied by Alemlube for around eight years. The lubrication systems fitted to the fleet’s trucks and trailers grease all the critical bushes, pins and fifth wheels, ensuring everything is always properly greased.
If transport matched tyre pressures to the tyre load, heavy truck tyres would be much more ‘road friendly’. Road damage is directly affected by the unit pressure on the road. NHVR PBS expert John dePont recently explained that the shearing damage that occurs when turning with multiple axles does not increase with load, but with the unit pressure, which is controlled by the tyre air pressure.
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A REVOLUTIONARY device designed to save fuel and slash emissions from large diesel engines is edging closer to becoming a commercial reality, according to its South Australian development company, HYDI.
Eleven transport companies across a diverse range of freight sectors and fleet sizes have signed on to take part in the operational phase of a groundbreaking safety study.