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Fri 21 Dec 2018

What to do about the rock throwers?

What to do about the rock throwers?

TRUCKIES were disgusted with the behaviour of three youths who threw rocks at a truck off an overpass bridge recently.

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Truckie praised for his helping hand

Truckie praised for his helping hand

THE TRUCKING community has praised the efforts of one of its members who did his bit to help during the fire disaster by buying sandwiches and cartons of water.

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Stigma attached to truckies is unfair

Stigma attached to truckies is unfair

DRIVER Andrew Wallace said the case was a perfect example of the “media stigma” attached to heavy vehicles.

Tue 18 Dec 2018

TMR licence scandal shocks truckies

TMR licence scandal shocks truckies

TRUCKIE Johnno Matthews was shocked when his multi-combination licence was revoked.

Mon 17 Dec 2018

Silly fines are not a solution for deaths

Silly fines are not a solution for deaths

BUT, truckies still aren't happy, wishing the RMS would stop handing out fines that "have nothing to do with cutting down the senseless deaths on our roads”.

Fri 14 Dec 2018

DANGEROUS: Caught watching a movie

DANGEROUS: Caught watching a movie

Shocking footage captured a woman happily watching a movie on her mobile phone while driving through a busy Sydney tunnel.

Thu 13 Dec 2018

Truckies share their rest stop wish lists

Truckies share their rest stop wish lists

WE ALL know there's a shortage of actual rest stops for truckies all over Australia, but what's not talked about enough is the state of the rest stops we've got

Fri 7 Dec 2018

This should be how a truck rest stop looks

This should be how a truck rest stop looks

BALMATTUM Southbound on the Hume Highway, just before Euroa, is one of the best parking bays that truckie Benn Davis has ever encountered.

Wed 5 Dec 2018

NHVR: Better performing trucks key to safety

NHVR: Better performing trucks key to safety

TREVOR Warner reckons the Australian government doesn’t “give a rat’s ass” about driver comfort, fatigue or mental stability.

Relax regulations to learn how to drive

Relax regulations to learn how to drive

DARREN Brett got his "on the job” training by riding around with his father every Saturday and during the school holidays.

Fri 30 Nov 2018

Katter MP pushes for fatigue law fixes

Katter MP pushes for fatigue law fixes

TRUCK drivers should only have two rules - don’t drive fatigued and sleep seven hours a day.

Thu 29 Nov 2018

'If you don't like your job, find another one'

'If you don't like your job, find another one'

"THE money is never enough for what you have to sacrifice... but it is what it is.”

Wed 28 Nov 2018

Mackay's proposed $445 parking fee for trucks

Mackay's proposed $445 parking fee for trucks

TRUCKIES described the Mackay Regional Council’s plan to impose a $445 parking fee on some heavy vehicle owners in the region as “greedy”.

Mon 26 Nov 2018

EWDs a change for the better

EWDs a change for the better

"YES electronic work diaries will change the culture of the industry, but that can only be for the better.”

Fri 23 Nov 2018

Rest area deprived highways

Rest area deprived highways

TRUCKIE Brendon Galbraith reckons there's enough rest stops between Sydney and Brisbane.

Thu 22 Nov 2018

What you think of truck driving apprenticeships

What you think of truck driving apprenticeships

KEITH Morrell believes a trucking apprenticeship would raise the level of respect the public had for the industry.

Wed 21 Nov 2018

Bypass: Truckies unconvinced

Bypass: Truckies unconvinced

A NEW bypass for heavy vehicles will help improve road safety and access to industrial business.

Tue 20 Nov 2018

Drivers share own experiences

Drivers share own experiences

TRUCKIES have had enough with rock throwers, after Big Rigs reported about another recent incident that had a driver fearing for his life.

Mon 19 Nov 2018

No fatalities wishful thinking

No fatalities wishful thinking

NATROAD says a newly framed HVNL should be about the management of risk to help set the heavy vehicle industry on a path to zero road fatalities.

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Truckies slam Greens push for banning trucks

Truckies slam Greens push for banning trucks

"ALL this talk of banning trucks from here and there and no talk of lowering rego because you're not allowed to use 50 per cent of roads.”

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