Big Rigs Columns

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?

Fri 18 Jan 2019

What is important to the NHVR in 2019?

What is important to the NHVR in 2019?

I’m expecting another busy year, and our heavy vehicle access team looks forward to engaging with all operators as we continue to work to grow productivity.

Thu 17 Jan 2019

Will we be fighting the same battles with the same results?

Will we be fighting the same battles with the same results?

AS WE move into 2019, we all must wonder what the next 12 months holds in store for the trucking industry.

Mon 14 Jan 2019

What did Kermie's get up to on Boxing Day?

What did Kermie's get up to on Boxing Day?

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

Thu 10 Jan 2019

TWU SAYS: Protection needed for drivers

TWU SAYS: Protection needed for drivers

REDSTAR and Hari Om are company names that will stand out in the 2018 section of the history books for the transport industry in Australia.

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Legislators must do better says the ATA

Legislators must do better says the ATA

AS 2018 comes to an end, it's time to reflect on the year gone by and look forward to what we can influence in the year ahead.

Thu 13 Dec 2018

TWU: Pressure is still on drivers

TWU: Pressure is still on drivers

WE ARE in the busiest season of the year for our industry.

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.

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