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Tony McMullan
TIC

Being the peak industry body for Truck Manufacturers and Importers in Australia the Truck Industry Council (TIC) is responsible for providing policy, technical and regulatory advice to State and Federal governments and their agencies pertaining to the National Truck Fleet. In January 2008 Tony McMullan was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the TIC. Mr McMullan has thirty years’ experience in the surface transport sector (Road, Rail, Maritime and Logistics).

  • Catching the cheats

    By: Tony McMullan

    December 2019

    Almost from the day that heavy vehicle manufacturers were legally required to supply vehicle road speed limiting to prevent truck and bus speeding on our highways, making our roads safer and reducing crashes and engine emission control systems to reduce harmful tailpipe pollutants, providing cleaner air for all of us to breathe, there have been a minority who have felt the need to devise ways and means to disable, or modify, these systems.

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  • Austroads widens its view on Heavy Vehicle width

    By: Tony McMullan

    November 2019

    Back in May of this year, I detailed how Australia was in a very exclusive, but not envied, position when it came to maximum vehicle width, being one of just six countries on the planet where maximum vehicle width is restricted to 2.5m.

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  • Stop, revive, survive – part two

    By: Tony McMullan

    August 2019

    In my column last month, I detailed how a world-first study into heavy vehicle driver fatigue, instigated by the National Transport Commission and headed by the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC) may change how we as an industry view and address heavy vehicle driver fatigue.

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  • Stop, revive, survive

    By: Tony McMullan

    July 2019

    In 2018 it was pleasing to see that heavy vehicle fatal crashes fell compared to the previous year. This result was achieved by a combination of factors including, improved road infrastructure, education campaigns, a greater number of new trucks with more advanced safety features and enforcement activities.

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  • One size does not fit all

    By: Tony McMullan

    June 2019

    I very much doubt that back in the 1890s, Rudolf Diesel would have ever imagined the success and longevity of the compression ignition, internal combustion engine he invented and that bears his name. Primarily due to its efficiency, the diesel engine has proven to be the lifeblood of the commercial road transport industry for the best part of 100 years now, replacing petrol engines in trucks from the 1920s on. In a truck, the diesel engine truly has been the “one size fits all” solution.

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  • Australian Governments need to take a WIDER view of the world

    By: Tony McMullan

    May 2019

    When it comes to maximum vehicle width Australia is in a very exclusive, but not envied, position, being just one of six countries on the planet where maximum vehicle width is restricted to 2.5m.

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  • Great Australian road infrastructure myths

    By: Tony McMullan

    April 2019

    Historically we have been told by Australian governments, particularly the Eastern State ones, that constraints imposed by Australia’s road infrastructure prevent them allowing wider and higher axle mass limit vehicles on our roads.

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  • Heavy Vehicle records tumble in 2018, but it’s not all good news…

    By: Tony McMullan

    March 2019

    At December year-end 2007, a new all-time heavy vehicle sales record was set in Australia.

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  • The Hype around vehicle autonomy slows as reality prevails

    By: Tony McMullan

    February 2019

    Over the past couple of years, it seems that hardly a week has gone by without an article somewhere in the media about the demise of the human driven car and truck, both in Australia and globally.

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  • Clearing the air

    By: Tony McMullan

    December 2018

    Australia first adopted European and the equivalent Japanese and USA exhaust emission standards for heavy vehicles back in 1995 when ADR70 introduced Euro I regulations.

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