Big Rigs Columns

Wed 5 Dec 2018

Black Sheep Kermie enjoys a sneaky wedding drink

Black Sheep Kermie enjoys a sneaky wedding drink

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

Tue 4 Dec 2018

Women in Trucking deliver diversity at US event

Women in Trucking deliver diversity at US event

THE Women in Trucking organisation in the USA has just staged its fourth conference at the Embassy Suites in Frisco TX and attended by 830 delegates.

Fri 30 Nov 2018

Fair work's fair go for our casual truckies

Fair work's fair go for our casual truckies

IN ITS most recent four-yearly review of the employment awards, the Fair Work Commission has gone into bat for casually employed truck drivers.

Thu 29 Nov 2018

More has to be done to prevent these tragedies

More has to be done to prevent these tragedies

WE HAVE seen two lives lost in the past weeks, one when a truck veered off the Logan Motorway and another in a head-on collision between two trucks near Wilton.

Wed 21 Nov 2018

Kermie's fun 'working' holiday

Kermie's fun 'working' holiday

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

Thu 15 Nov 2018

TWU: Crash not isolated incident

TWU: Crash not isolated incident

MOUNT Ousley is the only way in and out of Wollongong and Port Kembla for heavy vehicles.

Fri 9 Nov 2018

Kermie's son's Stella roadtrip

Kermie's son's Stella roadtrip

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

Wed 7 Nov 2018

Better-performing trucks key to safer haulage

Better-performing trucks key to safer haulage

THE link between Australia's 400-plus road managers, heavy vehicle operators and the NHVR is vital to heavy vehicle productivity and safety across Australia.

Thu 1 Nov 2018

Drivers are paying a high price

Drivers are paying a high price

EVERY day, heavy vehicle drivers are following the rules, compliant to the regulations. Yet they are still apparently the target for the industry's problems.

Wed 24 Oct 2018

Best of the British metal art

Best of the British metal art

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

Mon 22 Oct 2018

Future of logistics is looking bright

Future of logistics is looking bright

MORE importantly has been the new pledges about money for rest areas, money for driver training, money for infrastructure.

Fri 12 Oct 2018

Timely fatigue technology emergence

Timely fatigue technology emergence

THE heavy vehicle industry has made strong gains incorporating a range of safety technologies and systems, including some targeted at reducing driver incidents.

Wed 10 Oct 2018

Is this that slippery slope?

Is this that slippery slope?

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

Mon 8 Oct 2018

Much happening in the transport world

Much happening in the transport world

SO MUCH has happened since my last column, some serious accidents that have been extremely distressing for the industry, and all concerned with safety

Thu 4 Oct 2018

Stop treating the truck industry like an 'enemy'

Stop treating the truck industry like an 'enemy'

SAFEWORK has released its data showing transport and warehousing again at the top of the list as the industry with the most fatalities.

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Making a day a bit brighter

Making a day a bit brighter

That it had come from an (almost) complete stranger who understood the grief I was going through at the time made it even more poignant. I still have them.

Mon 24 Sep 2018

Lots of ideas to keep rolling out

Lots of ideas to keep rolling out

We think this is the beginning of something amazing, as the ATA has said they will make it part of the Trucking Australia agenda.

Thu 20 Sep 2018

Let's make the right people responsible

Let's make the right people responsible

AS I write this column, the news has come through that two transport workers have died in a head-on crash in North Queensland.

Wed 12 Sep 2018

Landmark study no surprise

Landmark study no surprise

THE STUDY'S findings were considered shocking to the media and the general public.

Thu 23 Aug 2018

TWU can make a difference

TWU can make a difference

THE Transport Workers Union is driving forward the cause of all members, right across the transport industry.

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