Big Rigs Columns

Mon 20 May 2019

TWU SAYS: Angry drivers need solutions

TWU SAYS: Angry drivers need solutions

"DRIVING is Australia's deadliest job yet the current Federal Government, who hope to get back in, have refused to acknowledge the problem.”

Mon 6 May 2019

It is time to work hard on improving our image

It is time to work hard on improving our image

OUR industry, in the last couple of weeks has claimed a multitude of headlines, some good, coming off the ATA Trucking Australia conference, and some bad.

Thu 2 May 2019

Why are they not workplace deaths?

Why are they not workplace deaths?

"WE ARE in mourning again, for the loss of truck drivers at work. Your colleagues, your mates, those that have shared the road with you.”

Wed 1 May 2019

Kermie remembers the Anzacs

Kermie remembers the Anzacs

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

Fri 12 Apr 2019

LIFE WITH KERMIE: Much ado about nothing...

LIFE WITH KERMIE: Much ado about nothing...

BEFORE we know it our two-week sojourn is done and dusted, and it's back to the real world where I have to sit down and come up with a column.

Tue 9 Apr 2019

More graduates for Women Driving Transport course

More graduates for Women Driving Transport course

AS WE move into the cooler months, we are still trying to cope with the adverse weather conditions across the northern part of the country.

Wed 27 Mar 2019

Life's a beach for our Kermie

Life's a beach for our Kermie

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

Mon 25 Mar 2019

Let's all work together for pay parity for women

Let's all work together for pay parity for women

INTERNATIONAL Women's Day has come and gone for another year and many inspirational and deserving women have been recognised for their achievements.

Thu 21 Mar 2019

TWU: Time for solutions is now

TWU: Time for solutions is now

THE TWU is taking to the streets - asking you to join us for its convoy on March 31 and be counted amongst those that are seeking a safer and fairer industry.

Fri 8 Mar 2019

Women deserve recognition

Women deserve recognition

WHAT a turbulent couple of weeks it has been.

Thu 7 Mar 2019

Join the TWU convoy to make a change

Join the TWU convoy to make a change

EVERY day, transport industry clients are forcing operators to cut costs, resulting in cuts to vital operating costs like vehicle maintenance.

Wed 27 Feb 2019

Christmas in February, are you mad Kermie?

Christmas in February, are you mad Kermie?

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

Wed 13 Feb 2019

Kermie on the road to Koroit

Kermie on the road to Koroit

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

Mon 11 Feb 2019

Transport Women Australia praise our Aus Day recipients

Transport Women Australia praise our Aus Day recipients

THESE women have devot- ed their lives to the trucking industry, their communities and their families.

How to negotiate a smaller fine

How to negotiate a smaller fine

How to negotiate your way to a smaller fine and no loss of licence

Thu 7 Feb 2019

Take on those who think it's okay to trash drivers

Take on those who think it's okay to trash drivers

TRANSPORT workers need to rise up and stare down those who oppose the lifting of standards across our industry.

Tue 5 Feb 2019

Townsville: 'People are going out of their way to help'

Townsville: 'People are going out of their way to help'

Our Far North reporter has been overwhelmed by the community support as residents scramble to help their neighbours cope with the devastating floods.

Fri 1 Feb 2019

Got a problem with the NHVR?

Got a problem with the NHVR?

THE National Heavy Vehicle Regulator receives many applications for various permits, schemes and exemptions.

Wed 30 Jan 2019

'Wimpy' Kermie hot, bothered

'Wimpy' Kermie hot, bothered

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

Tue 29 Jan 2019

Time to focus on our safety

Time to focus on our safety

AS WE are past the mid-January mark, I wonder how many of us have kept our new year's resolutions so far and, for those who have, will that extend to February?

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