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Inaugural conference shows fleet industry's thirst for knowledge

Rob Wilson – Manager IPWEA FLEET As I write this I’m sitting in the airport waiting to catch a plane home after our inaugural IPWEA Australasian Fleet Conference in Brisbane 23 – 25 May. We had a great spread of delegates from around the country and even overseas and a great program of...

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3 key themes from the IPWEA Australasian Fleet Conference

The IPWEA Australasian Fleet Conference held 23 – 25 May in Brisbane covered a lot of ground. From the effect on society of autonomous vehicles to diesel emission control systems and everything in between. Notwithstanding the range of information on offer, it is clear that there are a number...

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FLEET Manager's column: Strategic fleet management is a must

Rob Wilson, IPWEA FLEET Manager As fleet professionals, we need to think strategically about change and how we ensure our fleet and its management remains relevant in the future. This is the essence of strategic management – preparing your organisation (or fleet department) for the challenges...


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Harrods' electric van proves everything old is new again

The iconic retailer Harrods of London has gone full circle to re-introduce electric power to its fleet 100 years after they first used electric delivery vans. The new Harrods van is a Nissan e-NV200, complete with the traditional green and gold livery. The electric van is based on the...


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FLEET Manager column: electric vehicles and Australia’s heavy vehicle health check

Hello everyone and welcome to the October 2016 issue of FLEET intouch. Electric vehicles are continually evolving and increasingly becoming part of the global fleet car park. The idea of electric vehicles is not new with the first electric car built way back in 1821 with a range of around 20...

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Taskforce recommends extending Chain of Responsibility laws

An independent taskforce has recommended Chain of Responsibility provisions under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) be extended to cover vehicle standards and roadworthiness. The review taskforce, which consisted of representatives from the transport industry, road managers and police,...


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Case study: New biodiesel waste truck fleet at Campbelltown City Council, NSW

Campbelltown City Council in south-west Sydney, NSW, along with its resource recovery provider SITA has announced a new fleet of 18 soy-biodiesel-fuelled waste trucks in April –reducing carbon emissions by 293 tonnes each year (the equivalent of taking 64 cars off the road). The new trucks...


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The weakest link

Mike Wood, Managing Director at LATUS, Logistics Risk Specialists, on why councils should be taking Chain of Responsibility legislation very seriously. What is your background, and how did you come to be working in your current role? My background is as a civil engineer,...


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Clean up act: garbage truck of the future

This hybrid garbage truck, driven in Germany by IPWEA’s Fleet and Plant Management expert, Grant Andrews, represents the next step in the evolution of waste disposal vehicles, he says. “It’s the quietness that attracts you first,” says Grant Andrews, Managing Director at Australian...