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Phil Taylor
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The Truck Industry Council, Australia's peak truck manufacturer group, has set itself the task of representing the trucking industry, responding positively to concerns of the public by building trucks that meet the world's most stringent safety and environmental standards. Current president is Phil Taylor of Isuzu Australia.

  • Something in the air – urban air emissions

    By: Phil Taylor

    May 2017

    For the past couple of months I have been discussing the Federal Government’s review of on-road exhaust emission standards for cars and trucks and the Government’s intent to introduce Euro VI-and-equivalent standards here in Australia sometime beyond 2020. I noted that the Truck Industry Council (TIC) supports the move to cleaner emission standards for vehicles as this will benefit the health of all Australians, particularly those living in built up urban environments. I also detailed that we have a very old truck fleet with many of the trucks on our roads today having no – or only elementary – exhaust emission controls and that these older vehicles are emitting pollutants at levels that are detrimental to public health.

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  • Euro 6 for trucks, much more than a win for the environment

    By: Phil Taylor

    April 2017

    In my March column, I detailed how and why our Federal Government is investigating a move to the next level of engine exhaust emission standards – Euro 6 for light vehicles and Euro 6-and-equivalent standards from Japan and the US for heavy on-road vehicles in Australia. The health benefits of cleaner air for all Australians are obvious, particularly for those living in urban areas and close to major roads. I explained that Australia has fallen behind many other Western countries that moved to these cleaner vehicle emission standards up to 10 years ago now.

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  • ADR80/04 New Clean Diesel Trucks a win for public health, but what will be the operator uptake?

    By: Phil Taylor

    March 2017

    On 20 December 2016, in a joint Department of Environment and Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development Ministerial Forum statement, consultation papers were released detailing the Federal Government’s intention to review current light and heavy vehicle emission and fuel quality standards for Australia. These documents mark the first step in our country’s eventual adoption of Euro VI vehicle emission standards.

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  • Reducing CO2 emissions in the road transport sector

    By: Phil Taylor

    February 2017

    Another year has concluded and once again it is time for a little reflection. In the truck sales game there were winners and some losers, as happens every year.

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  • Planes, trains and automobiles, the NTC’s Transport Vision for 2040

    By: Phil Taylor

    January 2017

    The National Transport Commission (NTC) recently released its Foundation Paper that looks at Australian transport and transport regulation, with the key question being considered “How could or should we regulate transport in the future?”

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  • Lies, damned lies and statistics

    By: Phil Taylor

    October 2016

    Mark Twain popularised the now famous line, “Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics” in the United States, while its origin is largely attributed it to the British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli. Whatever its origin, its intent is very much alive and well in 2016. A great example is the current Australian new truck market.

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  • Yet another review of heavy vehicle charging

    By: Phil Taylor

    September 2016

    For the second time in just over three years the National Transport Commission (NTC) is undertaking a comprehensive review of heavy vehicle Pay As You Go (PAYGO) charging system in Australia at the request of the Transport and Infrastructure Council within the Council of Australian Governments (COAG).

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  • NSW leads the way with SPECTS

    By: Phil Taylor

    August 2016

    For some time now, the Truck Industry Council (TIC) has been highlighting the safety, environmental and productivity downsides to Australia’s aging truck fleet, those vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of more than 4.5t.

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  • Do as I say, not as I do…

    By: Phil Taylor

    July 2016

    In my column last month, I outlined the federal governments “whole of government” review of light and heavy vehicle exhaust emissions for new vehicles in Australia. I detailed that on the table this time around for heavy vehicles is Euro 6 and equivalent emission standards from Japan and the USA. I also explained that the review process would take some time and that any new regulations would likely take effect beyond 2020.

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  • Clearing the air – vehicle exhaust emissions

    By: Phil Taylor

    June 2016

    Over the past five months the Truck Industry Council (TIC) Secretariat as well as our Members have been taking part in the initial stages of a federal government review into exhaust emissions for light and heavy vehicles in Australia.

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