Big Rigs Columns

Mon 24 Feb 2020

Nothing to report – I wish!

Nothing to report – I wish!

JUST once when we go on holiday and I sit down to write this column, I’d like to start with these three words: nothing to report.

Wed 12 Feb 2020

This is Kermie’s perfect holiday

This is Kermie’s perfect holiday

THIS is the time of the year where we look at getting some R & R.

Mon 13 Jan 2020

Welcome the Roaring Twenties

Welcome the Roaring Twenties

2020 started of “roaring” in the worst sense of the term with bushfires decimating so much of the country.

Wed 6 Nov 2019

Make time for reminiscing

Make time for reminiscing

HAD the boys up here for a couple of days and we reminisced about when they were young.

Tue 5 Nov 2019

It's time to focus on what matters

It's time to focus on what matters

HOW many of us out there are getting tired of the continued saturation in all media about gender equality and gender diversity.

Thu 31 Oct 2019

Expert tips to help cut the premiums

Expert tips to help cut the premiums

If you are serious about saving money, find a broker that specialises in transport insurance and makes an effort to get to know you and your business well.

Tue 29 Oct 2019

Fighting for safer workplaces

Fighting for safer workplaces

TWU Members are demonstrating their deepest concerns for consumers, dockhands and drivers about unsafe work practices they are exposed to in the supply chain.

DID YOU KNOW: Paying a fine stays on record

DID YOU KNOW: Paying a fine stays on record

"It's fair to say that your logbook will almost certainly be reviewed by a police officer or compliance officer on a regular basis.”

Fri 27 Sep 2019

A strong voice for our industry

A strong voice for our industry

GOVERNMENT policies for our industry are inadequate.

Wed 25 Sep 2019

Nine laws reduced to just one

Nine laws reduced to just one

IN NOVEMBER last year, the NHVR released the National Compliance and Enforcement Policy.

Tue 24 Sep 2019

You are not helping, mate

You are not helping, mate

SHEPPARTON had an outdoor and caravan show recently, so we thought we'd toddle along and spend the day dreaming of what we could never afford to own.

Mon 23 Sep 2019

Let them do what they want

Let them do what they want

I READ with interest that the Victorian Government was concerned with banning Paddock Girls from the Moto Grand Prix and Octagon Girls from the UFC.

Thu 12 Sep 2019

Why can’t under-25s get insurance to drive rigs?

Why can’t under-25s get insurance to drive rigs?

HOW many times have we all heard or wondered this? We have been asked this question many times and the answer to the question is the same every time. They can.

Mon 9 Sep 2019

You are not 'just' a truckie

You are not 'just' a truckie

SO MANY of those employed in the transport industry, especially truck drivers, are multi-skilled professionals and they need to see themselves as such.

Tue 27 Aug 2019

Tragic SA accident adds new weight to argument

Tragic SA accident adds new weight to argument

WHEN does it stop? When does the rushing to judgement stop and independent accident investigation begin in our industry?

Thu 15 Aug 2019

Dodgy bosses must be accountable for actions

Dodgy bosses must be accountable for actions

Companies are on notice from the TWU, if they make a decision that leads to workers not being paid the correct wage, then they have engaged in wage theft.

Tue 13 Aug 2019

Stone Hedge comes at a cost

Stone Hedge comes at a cost

BIG Rigs contributor Graham Harsant (better known as Kermie) shares what he's been up to in Life With Kermie.

Mon 12 Aug 2019

You bought it, we brought it

You bought it, we brought it

IT HAS has long been admitted that we have an image problem in this country but what have we done to make a lasting impact to change this?

Fri 2 Aug 2019

Truck drivers are keeping Australia moving

Truck drivers are keeping Australia moving

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian spoke on radio and brushed off the worry of drivers by suggesting that at tax time drivers can get their expenses back.

Thu 1 Aug 2019

We can't afford to lose our role models

We can't afford to lose our role models

AS WE move into the latter part of the year, all the buzz has died down from IWD and the stridency and clamour about #MeToo has almost disappeared.

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