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WABCO Product Updates
WABCO has recently released two new truck parts which can be purchased directly from Wabco distributors.

When it comes to aftermarket truck parts a new Volvo Hand Brake Valve has been released. WABCO has released two variants for Volvo vehicles. These variants have been redesigned and re-released for the Independent Aftermarket to ensure full compliance with original equipment standards.

The two variants released by WABCO are technically identical to the current Original Equipment hand brake valves on the market. The only difference is the removal of the original branding logo.

When it comes to function, absolutely nothing has changed. The handbrake …

Over 3 Million in Place to Support Heavy Vehicle Safety

Funding boost for heavy vehicle safety project
With two rounds of the programme already completed, the NHVR has called for submissions before heading into the third round of funding to support the industry-led safety projects. To date, there has been already 7.72 million dollars invested in 17 projects. These projects have been put in place to improve safety for heavy vehicle drivers, operators and general road users.

Tanya McDonald who is the NHVR’s Executive Director Strategy & Stakeholder Relations manager has stated that the programme is going to continue to support current and future safety initiatives that are set to benefit both …

Keeping Roads Safe

The NHVR online portal is recognised at National awards
Keeping the roads safe is an intense undertaking. It’s achieved through the joint contribution of drivers, truck owners, and regulatory bodies. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is a big part of this. Under the leadership of its CEO, Sal Petroccitto, it initiates and implements safety policies and requirements.

Part of the NHVR’s mandate is to issue licenses and permits for heavy vehicles. Truck parts must comply with Australian safety standards as there is no mandating of original equipment parts or aftermarket equivalents and the NHVR does a good job monitoring compliance.

Around the …

PBS scheme discussion paper has been well received

The release of the PBS assessment discussion paper, by the National Transport Commission, has been well received, with the NHVR welcoming its release.

It is now almost ten years since the scheme began, and many feel it is time to start looking towards the future for the PBS, this is to ensure that all these vehicles continue making quite significant contributions towards managing the growth of the Australian freight industry.

The release of the PBS scheme discussion paper has highlighted some of the enormous productivity and safety benefits of PBS Vehicles.

There has been a lot of growth throughout the year when it …

Hengst technology aboard MAN Trucks

MAN trucks and buses have recently launched a new series of D8 and D20 engines. These powerful diesel engines not only boast more power and ease of acceleration, but they also guarantee fuel efficiency. Their additional chambers do not translate into unnecessary fuel guzzling or unhinged noise levels. They have been built with function in mind.

The reason MAN has such an established reputation for large vehicles is that it never compromises stability for speed and style. The new engine options allow bursts of speed while maintaining traction. This is key for faster route efficiency while still maintaining safety standards and …

A detailed look into WABCO’s Aftermarket products and services

WABCO has established a reputation for high-quality large vehicle parts. If you’re looking truck parts, Sydney is the home base for many WABCO providers, partners, and authorised dealers. Because WABCO parts are known to be so exceptional, a multitude of counterfeits has filtered their way into the market.

WABCO air dryer cartridges are among the best around. Unfortunately, copies have been found at several truck parts dealers. We obtained samples of these copies and tested them against genuine WABCO parts. In every test, WABCO outshone the fake truck parts.

When you use counterfeit air dryer cartridges, you’re leaving yourself open to …

The NHVR improves self-clearing defects

Operating a truck business can get quite expensive. In addition to fuel, licenses, cargo levies, maintenance costs, there’s the price of truck parts. The real trouble comes from unplanned expenses. These come in two forms – vehicular damage, defect notices and penalty notices.

While stopping at the Heavy Vehicle Safety Stations (HVSS) may seem like a nuisance, it does serve a purpose. It’s intended to ensure the safety of all road users, including the truck and bus drivers themselves. When the HVSS officers inspect your heavy vehicle, they are looking out for your interests, and that of other drivers and …

New Heavy Vehicle Chart

The NHVR recently released a new chart outlining the different heavy vehicle combinations – 39 in all, including information on a vehicle’s class, length and its weight limits.

This chart is extremely user-friendly and assists those, especially when choosing truck spares.

This new heavy vehicle chart has been designed to be user-friendly, to help everyone understand and comply with the new national heavy vehicle regulations. It is important that everyone has a much better understanding of the industry overall, especially for operators to gain a better understanding of the conditions needed to access the road network.

The new chart has been designed with …

Renewed Modification Guidelines to be Released

When you drive a truck for a living, your vehicle is not just your office. It’s also your home. You probably spend more time in that seat and cabin than you do anywhere else. So it’s only natural that you’d want to modify it to fit your needs or those of your employees if you operate a fleet.

There are lots of reasons why you may wish to modify your vehicle. You might want it to be safer, better equipped to carry out its purpose – maybe you simply want to brand it, so that it shows more of your company …

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