Big Rigs Columns

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.

Wed 31 Jul 2019

Kermie remembers mate Bob

Kermie remembers mate Bob

"It was almost impossible to comprehend, as a couple of days before we'd been sitting at his home, laughing and quaffing our usual scotches and bourbons.”

Fri 19 Jul 2019

We need truckies to join in the fight

We need truckies to join in the fight

FOR those on the road, fuel costs have increased, tolls have increased, the cost of doing business has increased, yet the rates no longer reflect those costs.

Fri 12 Jul 2019

ATA delivers ideas and skills

ATA delivers ideas and skills

Delegates will have the opportunity to embrace new ideas while developing and maintaining real skills.

Fri 21 Jun 2019

TMC is the time to embrace new ideas

TMC is the time to embrace new ideas

FOR more than 20 years, the ATA and PACCAR and its dealer network have collaborated to present the annual Technical and Maintenance Conference.

Thu 20 Jun 2019

Jacq's Texas trip: Peterbilts were a highlight

Jacq's Texas trip: Peterbilts were a highlight

ALMOST everyone in the industry has been in Brisbane for what I believe was a truly spectacular show, where the Brisbane Truck Show organisers outdid themselves

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Even losers can be winners: Kermie

Even losers can be winners: Kermie

MY GAMBLING addiction extends about as far as buying a lotto ticket of a Saturday night.

Tue 18 Jun 2019

Give multi-combos a chance to help us compete

Give multi-combos a chance to help us compete

THE annual freight task in Australia is about 750 billion tonne kilometres and growing at about five per cent year on year.

Fri 7 Jun 2019

TWU: Industrial action is coming

TWU: Industrial action is coming

WE ARE putting companies, governments and Transport Workers' Union members on notice - 2020 is coming.

Wed 5 Jun 2019

The master is now the apprentice

The master is now the apprentice

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

Mon 3 Jun 2019

Fatigue law hot topic at BTS

Fatigue law hot topic at BTS

FLEXIBILITY around fatigue laws was one of the most common topics raised with me during the recent Brisbane Truck Show.

Thu 23 May 2019

'The nation will stop without us'

'The nation will stop without us'

"WHEN I begin a conversation saying I work in the trucking industry, it often leads to a distancing or reduced amount of interest from the other party.”

Wed 22 May 2019

Kermie's found his new local

Kermie's found his new local

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

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.

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