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Oct 122015
 

The regulations for the use of B-doubles in Argentina have finally been officially published!   Hi everybody, I am still jumping up and down of joy –which given the allegedly spring temperatures we are experiencing in Buenos Aires, is not a bad idea. This past Thursday, October 8th, we woke up to the big news. […]

 Posted by at 8:38 pm
Jul 312015
 

Greetings IFRTT members, This month’s newsletter comes to you from the deep south.  We are now in the middle of our winter and this year in Auckland it has been unusually cold over the last month or so.  Night-time temperatures have dropped to the low single digits (centigrade) and daytime temperatures have been around 12 […]

 Posted by at 8:53 am
Jun 252015
 

Dear all, It is my great pleasure to write this, the first IFRTT Newsletter from Asia. The timing could not be better. I am right now in Sweden for meetings, but just the other day I received a phone message from Mr Feng Feng of ACEA China (The European Automotive Manufacturers’ Association) that the provincial […]

 Posted by at 6:21 pm
Jun 062015
 

Dear IFRTT subscribers! A Dutch author marked the start of spring by the day that women go out on the street wearing skirts. In Holland we start taking off our clothes as soon as temperatures pass 15 degrees Celsius. Warm days are scarce. He called it ‘rokjesdag’: (short) skirt day. Unfortunately we had a relatively […]

 Posted by at 10:47 am
May 092015
 

Dear IFRTT Forum subscriber As I’ve been thinking about heavy vehicle road transport issues in South Africa and the African continent that are worth mentioning in this newsletter, all seem to pale in significance compared with current and recent global events, such as the catastrophic earthquake in Nepal, and violent conflicts in the Middle East, […]

 Posted by at 7:57 am
Mar 042015
 

The theory of everything. Technology, legislation and politics. Hello everyone, and happy New Year (2015 and Year of the Goat). This is my first time to write a newsletter after the HVTT13 symposium. For those of you who made it to San Luis, I hope you have recovered from both the late nights and the […]

 Posted by at 10:45 pm
Jan 312015
 

Greetings from the South, From next month we will be resuming the tradition of rotating the monthly newsletter around the regional vice-presidents to present a wider range of views.  However, because I was a bit slow in getting this organised, this month’s newsletter is again from me. Since December, the weather in New Zealand has […]

 Posted by at 5:42 pm
Dec 192014
 

Greetings from the deep south, It is customary to begin these newsletters with a local weather report.  I have been holding off writing this in the hope of better weather.  Although it is now officially summer in New Zealand, recent weather has not been good with a lot of rain and wind.  Today, however, is […]

 Posted by at 12:32 am
Nov 242014
 

Dear IFRTT forum subscriber I have the pleasure to inform you that Dr John de Pont, who served as the IFRTT Vice-President for the Asia-Pacific Region since 2006 and as Treasurer since 2000, was elected as the new IFRTT President at the Board meeting held on 29 September at the HVTT13 conference in San Luis, […]

 Posted by at 9:16 pm
Oct 212014
 

Dear IFRTT Forum subscriber It is with great sadness that I announce the passing away of our friend and fellow IFRTT Board member, Anders Lundström, at the age of 68.  A few months ago, Anders informed a few of his friends that he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer. During his last few months, one […]

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