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While Titan Manufacturing was started only 13 years ago, its experience in the industry dates back almost four decades. In fact, the company’s owners, Doug and Margaret Phillips, started an earthmoving business with a single truck in 1972, before launching Titan Manufacturing 25 years later. As the earthmoving business became more and more successful, Doug and Margaret identified a need for a construction equipment manufacturing company to fill a gap in the marketplace. Titan Manufacturing was launched to provide purpose built heavy machinery, repair services and spare parts. This range has grown to include a wide range of single, tandem, tri and quad axle low loaders; dog trailers; drop deck trailers; and spread deck low loaders – all custom built to suit its customer’s requirements. And Titan Manufacturing lays claim to the fastest delivery times in the industry, with a build time of approximately eight weeks from the date of order on all low loaders, and three weeks on tag trailers. In addition, after a recent research
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he competition watchdog has started a formal investigation into petrol pricing to determine whether fuel retailers have been involved in fuel price fixing. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has revealed its concerns over fuel retailers exchanging private price information. The ACCC says it is concerned that this process could be playing
a part in reducing competition by alerting competitors of their pricing intentions in order to quickly signal price movements, monitor competitors’ responses, and then react to them. “The ACCC has put the industry on notice for some time about its concerns in this area,” said ACCC commissioner Joe Dimasi in a statement published on the ACCC website.
“The ACCC has now commenced a formal investigation into this matter, and a dedicated investigation team has been assigned. “While the ACCC does not usually comment on its current investigations, the ACCC considered it appropriate to inform the public that it is undertaking this investigation given the significant public interest regarding petrol pricing,” commented Mr Dimasi.” ■
ATA welcomes additional funding for truck rest areas
he Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has welcomed the Government’s budget announcement that it will spend an extra $140 million on truck rest areas and other productivity measures over the seven years from 2012/13 to 2018/19. Chairman of ATA, David Simon, said the announcement would help reduce the shortfall in the number of truck rest areas on the road system. “The fatigue laws require truck drivers to take regular breaks, but there simply aren’t enough rest areas. The Government has built or upgraded more than 70 rest areas under its existing funding program, which expires in June, but there is still a long way to go,” Mr Simon said. “The program will also fund productivity measures like bridge upgrades to enable us to use vehicles like B-doubles and B-triples on more routes. These trucks carry more freight than conventional semitrailers, so you can do the same job with fewer trucks, leading to safer, more productive and more environmentally friendly outcomes.
“I have congratulated and thanked Minister Albanese for this outstanding decision, which delivers on one of the ATA’s long standing strategic priorities.” Mr Simon welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will press on with its road program, despite cutting $33.6 billion from the budget. “The Government will offer an extra $3.56 billion toward duplicating the Pacific Highway in NSW. It will extend the Black Spot Program for another five years, which will prevent thousands of accidents, and will extend the Roads to Recovery program for local councils as well,” he said. “Every Australian will win from the Government’s commitment to building better roads, because the benefits of lower transport costs and better safety percolate through the whole economy.” Mr Simon warned that trucking businesses would continue to face tough times in 2012-13, with the Budget forecasting that household consumption and dwelling investment will remain subdued. “Trucking businesses are under
continued pressure from their customers to cut costs. In addition, many are facing deteriorating payment terms, with customers not paying their bills for 60 days or more,” he said. “The Government’s decision to allow companies to carry back up to $1 million worth of losses and get a refund of the tax they paid in earlier years will benefit incorporated trucking businesses facing temporary losses. “But all trucking operators will be hit by the decision by transport ministers to increase the fuel tax on the industry by 10.4 per cent, or 2.4 cents per litre, and dramatically increase some registration charges. The budget papers show this decision will cost trucking operators an additional $698 million over four years for the fuel tax increase alone. “Australia’s transport ministers will meet on Friday 18 May. At the meeting, they should reconsider or defer this tax increase given the budget forecasts and the tight or negative margins across the industry,” he said. ■
FMP Group (Bendix) announces $8.8 million investment
ustralian brake parts manufacturer FMP Group (Bendix) has made a strong commitment to Australian manufacturing and to the Victorian State export program with the commissioning of a new $3.5 million moulding press as part of an $8.8 million upgrade to its Ballarat manufacturing facilities. The new advanced moulding press investment, supported by a $2 million grant from the State Government’s Industry Transition Fund (ITF), was officially opened earlier this month at a ceremony in the Ballarat plant by the Minister for Manufacturing, Export and Trade, The Hon. Richard Dalla-Riva. Employing more than 280 personnel and producing in excess of 13.1 million brake parts each year,
FMP Group (Bendix) is already a leading exporter of automotive components and a major contributor to regional Victoria. Speaking at the opening ceremony, FMP Group (Australia) General Manager Graeme Dixon stated, “The new press from world leading manufacturer IAG Industrie Automatisierungsgesllschaft M.B.H of Austria delivers a new era in technology allowing our highly skilled engineering team to develop and bring to market the most advanced products to secure our future as Australia’s and the region’s leading brake component manufacturer. “This high-tech press coupled with investments in other advanced equipment totalling $8.8 million is the largest made in this business in
the last decade and demonstrates our commitment to our shareholders, our employees and to Australian manufacturing,” he said. The new fully automatic press centre is capable of handling various friction material compounds, automatically weighing, apportioning and compressing material to metal backing plates in a technically advanced hot pressing and curing process with 16 pressing and ventilating cycles. Press and ventilating cycles as well as temperature divergences are controlled by microprocessors, which automatically calculate and control the required cycle time. The production capacity and efficiency of the new press will increase output dramatically and assist in advancing leading edge brake technology. ■
L to R: Honeywell President, Friction Materials, Dr Rainer Bostel; MLC Victorian Minister for Manufacturing, The Hon. Richard Dalla-Riva; FMP-IAG Press Operator, Brett Patterson; and General Manager, FMP Group (Australia) Pty Ltd, Graeme Dixon.
K&S Corporation appoints new MD and CEO
n 4 January 2012, K&S Corporation announced Legh Winser’s plans to retire from his position as CEO and Managing Director in 2012, following over 40 years with the company. K&S has now announced that Greg Stevenson will succeed Mr Winser as CEO and Managing Director, effective 28 May 2012. “We are delighted that Mr Stevenson has accepted the position of Managing Director and
Chief Executive Officer,” said K&S Chairman, Tony Johnson. “We believe that Mr Stevenson’s skills, experience, and track record demonstrate that he has the necessary attributes to drive K&S’ future growth in its target markets, including in the oil, gas and resources sector,” Mr Johnson added. Mr Stevenson has extensive experience in the transport and logistics sector. His previous roles
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Hella Phillipines under Australian management
ighting and electronic products manufacturer and marketer, Hella Philippines, is now under the executive management of Hella Australia Chief Executive Officer Olavi Rantala. This change in senior management structure for the Philippines based Hella operation enables the company to gain more opportunities for domestic and international growth throughout the Asia Pacific, with the addition of product development and technical resources with Hella Australia. “While Hella Philippines has been successful for more than three decades, from a technological point of view this change will enable the levels of investment and development required to support future growth. This is where bringing the company into the Hella Australia management structure makes good business sense,” said Mr Rantala.
“We have excellent long term Original Equipment and Aftermarket customers in the Philippines region and we will be looking to expand
our customer reach in the region with the support of the technical and marketing expertise that exists within Hella Australia.” ■ ■
First year of Decade of Action for Road Safety
o mark the first year of the international Decade of Action for Road Safety, Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport, Catherine King, has officially opened a forum at Old Parliament House. The Decade of Action for Road Safety was instigated by a United Nations resolution co-sponsored by 100 countries, including the Australian Government. “Road safety is truly a global issue and I was honoured last year to host the Australian launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety,” said Ms King. “Approximately 1.3 million people
die on the world’s roads each year and up to 50 million people sustain non-fatal injuries, with a large proportion of this trauma occurring in developing nations.” The anniversary event was organised by the Australasian College of Road Safety together with the ARRB Group, with support from the NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust, the AAA and ANCAP. The purpose of the forum is to bring together key road safety agencies and individuals who are making a difference in road safety. The forum is an opportunity to discuss the progress made in the first year of the UN Decade of
Action and to share the outcomes of Australia’s National Road Safety Strategy. “Today’s forum provides us with an excellent opportunity to take stock of the outcomes from the first year of the Decade of Action and the first twelve months of our own ten-year National Road Safety Strategy and to discuss future directions,” said Ms King. “Over the course of the Decade of Action we have a unique opportunity to look not only at the Australian experience but also at the global situation, to share ideas, experiences and expertise, and strive for sustainable solutions.” ■
Hybrid truck a first for SICO
SW-based specialist manufacturing company, SICO South Pacific, has acquired a Hino 300 Series Hybrid to reduce its carbon footprint, save costs and benefit its clients. SICO, whose head office is in the US, recently purchased the 300 Series Hybrid 616 IFS model as its first company-owned truck in Australia. According to SICO Purchasing Manager Andy Lovis, the arrival of the new 300 Series Hybrid means SICO can now transport its own products to Wollongong and Port Macquarie rather than using external carriers, leading to a new level of operational efficiency. “The additional benefits of the Hino Hybrid meant we could transport our
products more quickly, which is good for our business,” he said. “The Hino truck offers a significant suite of safety features - like its dual SRS airbags and vehicle stability control - something very important to fleet operators these days.” Mr Lovis added that the purchase of a Hino Hybrid tied in with the company’s commitment to minimising its impact on the environment. “As a company, SICO is working hard to bridge the gap between supplying sustainable, earth-friendly product solutions and constructing products that represent good value for our customers - and the Hino Hybrid is a perfect fit for our operations,” he said. The Hino 300 Series Hybrid features
SRS airbags, four-wheel ventilated disc brakes with ABS brakes, electronic brake-force distribution and vehicle stability control - all as standard equipment (as per Hino’s entire 300 Series range). The Hybrid also has an auto stopstart system to save fuel by shutting down the engine when the vehicle is stationary (which the driver can choose to switch off). The Hybrid’s exhaust emissions exceed the requests for Euro 5 and meet EEV (Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle) standard which, combined with the Hino Hybrid fuel consumption and subsequent emissions-reducing technology, makes it arguably the cleanest light duty truck on the Australian market, according to Hino. ■ ■
Ellen Voie to speak at Transport Women Australia Conference
resident, CEO and Founder of Women in Trucking USA, Ellen Voie, is heading to Australia to speak at the Transport Women Australia (TWA) Conference being held in Melbourne on 22 and 23 June. Ellen Voie is the founder of the Women In Trucking Association USA. She established the association in March 2007 to promote the employment of women in the trucking industry, remove obstacles that might keep them from succeeding, and to celebrate the successes of its members. In December 2008, she attended the Tri-C Truck Driver Academy in Cleveland to earn her Class A Commercial Drivers License. Ellen has written extensively about trucking and family issues, and her articles have appeared in print and internet magazines. Ellens’ most recent book, Crushing Cones, was written to provide potential drivers with information on what
they should expect when attending a driver training school. Another unmissable session at the Conference is a “couch session” featuring women from all modes of transport – rail, maritime, aviation and road – talking about skills shortages across the globe and issues affecting their sector of the industry.
According to event organisers, this “couch session” is an industry first. Mining is another area that will be highlighted including the importance and relevance of mining to transport. Other topics to be covered include: • Work safety and the aftermath of workplace accidents; • Health at work and the environmental impact; • A session on savings and investments; as well as • Insolvency and how you can avoid getting caught in the after burn. Anna Healey, who was diagnosed with MS at age 28, will deliver the final inspiring session. Anna will tell the story of how she turned her life around to reach achievements she never would have dreamed of. The conference will conclude with a dinner on the Saturday evening (23 June) featuring an auction and entertainment. ■
$28 million Central Australian roads boost
ocals, freight companies and tourists are set to benefit from a $28 funding injection into Central Australian roads in the Budget 2012, Minister for Lands and Planning Gerry McCarthy has announced. “The Henderson Government is growing the Territory through this significant investment into our Central Australian road network,” he said. “Not only will these works better the driving experience for our families, tourists and truckies, they will also provide job opportunities for locals and suppliers. “As part of the Territory Government’s Territory 2030 strategy, the Government
is continuing to grow the size and skills of the NT workforce, while maintaining high levels of investment in public infrastructure, to underpin long-term development and growth.” Mr McCarthy said a $5 million injection would go toward upgrading and sealing seven kilometres of Namatjira Drive on the popular tourist route, the Red Centre Way. “This will complete the sealing of the entire 157 kilometre length of Namatjira Drive, which will make the journey for tourist buses and travellers in caravans, a lot smoother,” he said. “The work is expected to start mid 2013 and be complete early 2014 with
an estimated 50 people employed on the site throughout the construction of the project. “A further $2 million will continue the ongoing upgrading and sealing of the Tanami Road under the Working Futures strategy to improve the lives of remote Territorians, through better access to communities in this instance.” McCarthy said the funds would facilitate the sealing and upgrading of four kilometres of road, with more to come as the route from Alice Springs to the Kimberley is progressively sealed. He said about $21 million would be spent on maintenance in the Central Australian region in the 2012 Budget. ■
Road toll continues to fall
ccording to the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics’ Road Deaths Australia: Monthly Bulletin April 2012, the number of people killed in road crashes during the 12 months to April 2012 has fallen by more than three per cent, a reduction of over 40 deaths. Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport, Catherine King, said that although the latest figures show a downward trend in road deaths, there is no room for complacency. “According to these statistics, the
number of people killed on our roads over Easter this year is the lowest in 10 years,” Ms King said. Across jurisdictions, the latest annual comparisons show large falls in Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT. “There were still 102 road deaths in April, but compared to the average for April over the previous five years, the current figure is 18.7 per cent lower,” Ms King said. “New official figures show that deaths of young adults between the ages of 17 to 25 have been falling at an
average of 7.9 per cent per year. “Australia has a record of achievement in improving road safety and this latest report supports that. “We do not believe that any death or serious injury should be regarded as an inevitable or an acceptable price to pay for using our roads and we will continue our efforts to reduce the national road toll even further,” Ms King said. The National Road Safety Strategy forecasts a cut in road deaths and serious injuries by at least 30 per cent by 2020. ■ ■
Angus Draheim appointed NHVR Assistant Project Director
he Australian Transport Association (ATA) recenlty announced the appointment of Angus Draheim as a member of the TruckSafe Industry Accreditation Council. Mr Draheim is also the Assistant Project Director of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) project. The TruckSafe Industry Accreditation Council’s (TIAC) primary role includes reviewing and making recommendations about operators that are wishing to enter or renew
their membership with the TruckSafe industry accreditation program. In addition, TIAC also makes recommendations to the TruckSafe Board to improve TruckSafe standards and audits. Angus joined the Queensland Department of Transport in 2001, and has been involved in vehicle, freight and safety engineering roles. Before joining the NHVR project office, he held the roles of Assistant Director of Vehicles and Road Use,
and Director of Freight and Vehicle Systems Strategy. TIAC is chaired by Professor Michael Coper, the Dean of Law at the Australian National University. “I’d like to welcome Angus to the council, and look forward to working with him,” Professor Coper said. “He’s very well qualified to carry on the important work of TIAC in promoting high safety standards and best practice in the trucking industry.” ■
WMC Group announces boost to vehicle distribution operations in New Zealand
MC Group, the importer and distributor of JAC Trucks and Higer Buses in Australia and New Zealand, has appointed the Wheelans Motor Group as master franchisee for New Zealand. The new arrangement is designed to increase sales reach and penetration for the Higer and JAC brands in New Zealand, providing strong existing infrastructure and customer service
via the Wheelans Motor Group and existing dealer network. Phil Wheelans will take direct control of the Higer and JAC master franchises in New Zealand, while the separate but wholly owned Phil Wheelans Truck and Van Sales will continue selling and servicing Fuso trucks and other brands under separate management. According to managing director of the
WMC Group, Jason Pecotic, the move is a logical step in the development of the brand, “New Zealand is a relatively small, but still important market to us and the appointment of Phil Wheelans and his team at Wheelans Motor Group as master franchisee will ensure we have the infrastructure and the personnel on the ground to service all of our current and potential customers properly.” ■
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having to use diesel particulate filters (DPF). the authorities did not like that, they wanted to push diesel particulate filters on all diesel vehicles. So they added in the particulate number count. So the industry was forced to add particulate filters. DPF’s add maintenance costs, exhaust back pressures and a further loss in fuel efficiency.” the new european legislation also specified a new ‘World harmonised’ test cycle to be used when assessing trucks for the new regulations. the new test includes much more simulated city driving, and tests both cold and warm engines. this increases the level of difficulty for the truck manufacturers as DPFs have to work even harder in stop start operation. the new test cycle is the toughest of its kind in the world, surpassing the strict Japanese testing procedures. in the past higher particulate matter levels were allowed in transient cycles with lower levels specified when the vehicle was stationary. the cleanliness of the new exhaust gas particulate filters can be demonstrated by the fact the paper filters are completely clean after 30 minutes operation when compared with the same filter from a euro 5 engine. Further proof of the much improved particulate matter output in the euro 6 engines is in the fact the new exhaust pipes are completely clean inside and over time will become rusty rather than dirty. “Politicians are not supposed to push technology but they have clearly done that in this case,” says Bjorn. “We now have to deal with a regulation which limits us to 800 billion particles per kilowatt hour. this is hard to count, and measurement technology has been tough to develop to meet this new part of the rules. “however, we do believe that euro 6 is the last major step in the reduction of particulates in exhaust gases. We think the next step in exhaust emission regulation will concentrate on carbon dioxide. even without euro 6 we have seen a huge drop in the level of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter emitted by truck engines out on the roads.” So far, Scania has released two engines from its range as euro 6, the 440 and 480 hp 13 litre. the company says its new engines will achieve the same fuel economy possible with its euro 5 product. this has been achieved by changing the eGR settings in a way that increases nitrogen oxide emissions but also increases fuel economy, running more efficiently. the increased nitrogen oxides are cleaned up by primemovermag.com.au 51.
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he series of exhaust emission regulation changes of the past 20 years have come thick and fast. the latest emission reduction to affect europe will be introduced in 2013. euro 6 sees a reduction in nitrogen oxides allowed and a sizeable tightening on the amount of particulate matter in exhaust gases. Scania’s development team in Sodertalje, just outside Stockholm in Sweden, explained to Prime Mover what has had to be done to the engine systems over the line to meet the latest regulations. euro 6 comes into effect as of 1 January 2013 for new models and extends to all truck models in europe on 1 January 2014. Scania has already released some of the new models onto the european truck market in anticipation of some october 2011
governments offering incentives to trucking operators who moved to the cleaner trucks earlier than they are mandated. Low emission incentives were effective in bringing forward the adoption of euro 5 technology in many countries in europe. however, no major european country has yet announced any measure, either reduced road tax or reduced road tolls. the european Union only recently finalised the euro 6 emission level figures first suggested in July 2009, giving truck manufacturers a tight deadline. Apart from the usual limits of allowable pollutants in exhaust gases, a new kind of limit was introduced. this restricts the number of individual particles permitted to be emitted. nitrogen oxides are reduced by 80% when compared to euro 5 levels, down to 0.4g per kilowatt hour. Particulate matter is halved to 0.01g per kilowatt
hour with carbon monoxide unchanged at 1.5 and hydrocarbons reduced by 75% to 0.13. “euro 6 has been, and is, a challenge to us,” says Bjorn Westman, Scania’s engineering Director, head of engine Development. “in practice, the mass limit for particulates has made the amount of particulate matter the engines can emit much smaller than the regulators imagined, i think. When we started looking at euro 6, particulate counting was not on the table. Different scenarios with nitrogen oxide levels and particulate matter mass were discussed along with their effects on fuel economy. “the politicians set the limits knowing it would drive a 2% fuel economy penalty when compared to continuing with euro 5. it was clear to us it would be possible to achieve half the particular mass emissions without
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As the son of highly regarded horse trainer John Hawkes of Hawkes Racing, Wayne Hawkes was surrounded by trucks from quite a young age and is now a well-known horse trainer himself. “Since I was about 10 years of age, I travelled around the country with Goldners Horse Transport from Adelaide – and that’s how the trucks started for me,” says Wayne. “I always said I was going to own the biggest and best float company around – but that went by the wayside and I became a horse trainer instead, before establishing Tailored Freight, so it all just marries together really well.” The opportunity to start Tailored Freight arose when Wayne’s long time friend, Todd Moraitis, was working for his uncle Nick at the Melbourne fruit market. At the time “Todd knew everything there is to know about fruit and vegetables so that’s basically how it started,” says Wayne, who began Tailored Freight with Todd in mid 2006. “The business almost started overnight.” Tailored Freight began with four employees and now employs 11. Based near the Argosy – both of which still have their place in the fleet today. Before long, the demand placed on the two vehicles had increased and there was a need to implement a third vehicle within the first six months of the company’s operations. This year another two vehicles were added to the a new supermarket depot was being built on the Albury and Wodonga border and Todd’s uncle needed to have some freight transported. Footscray market in Melbourne, Tailored Freight began its life with two B-doubles, towed by a second hand 2005 Mack Vision prime mover and a brand new Freightliner
fleet, bringing the total number of prime movers to five and the total number of trailers up to 11. Tailored Freight now operates nine insulated tautliners and two refrigerated pantech trailers which all operate as B-doubles, servicing the Melbourne, Wodonga and Shepparton districts as well as all the distribution centres in between. Fruit and vegetable cartage accounts for approximately 90 per cent of operations, while general cartage takes up the remaining 10 per cent. And while there has been several opportunities for the company to travel interstate, Wayne says that the company’s fleet is geared to service the needs of Victoria. “We don’t want to be the biggest but we are trying to be the best,” he says. “It is easy to get too big and lose sight of the big picture. We are quite happy to stay around this sort of number of trucks.” Every trailer in the fleet has been manufactured by Freighter, with all but one trailer purchased brand new. The most recent trailer purchased is a second hand Freighter trailer that has been completely refurbished. All vehicles in the fleet operate seven days a week and the business is open every day of the year except for Christmas Day and Good Friday. “Horse training is no different to the fruit and vegetable market, it also runs seven days a week so the two work hand in hand,” Wayne says.
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