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Tue 11 Feb 2020

Sunshine State eyes largest-ever road rollout in 2020

Sunshine State eyes largest-ever road rollout in 2020

YOU weren’t swallowing the Queensland Government’s feel-good spin on its roads and transport spending spree in 2020.

Thu 26 Sep 2019

We're fed up with your food

We're fed up with your food

TRUCKIES are united in their feeling about the standard of food at Australia's rest stops - they just don't think it's very good.

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Fatigue is a massive problem

Fatigue is a massive problem

THE fact that road trains and trucks can't do the same trip in the same time as a car needs to be taken into account when looking at fatigue management laws.

Fri 20 Sep 2019

Severe lack of parking bays on our highways

Severe lack of parking bays on our highways

WHILE Western Australian authorities think Victoria has a great rest stop model for them to duplicate, truckies don't agree.

It's time to fix it yourselves

It's time to fix it yourselves

JUST venting on social media won't fix the problems with the transport industry, said driver Jason MacNish.

Thu 19 Sep 2019

Education is the right answer

Education is the right answer

A LOT OF problems when it comes to caravan drivers can be negated by correct education and teaching correct interactions with heavy and other vehicles.

Wed 18 Sep 2019

Time trucking is properly recognised

Time trucking is properly recognised

THIS is the best way to train new truck drivers - an apprenticeship.

Fri 13 Sep 2019

Address this before anything

Address this before anything

AFTER reading NHVR boss Sal Petroccitto's thoughts on the HVNL Review, Peter Gavin had a wild suggestion.

Wed 11 Sep 2019

Apprenticeship for truckies

Apprenticeship for truckies

THE idea of a trucking apprenticeship is gathering steam among Australian drivers.

Mon 9 Sep 2019

What truckies think of diaries

What truckies think of diaries

EVERY truckie has an opinion about the work diary and no one is right or wrong.

Fri 6 Sep 2019

What do you think of roadhouse meals?

What do you think of roadhouse meals?

THE standard of roadhouse meals was a hot topic on the Big Rigs Facebook page recently.

Thu 5 Sep 2019

We can't agree how to help

We can't agree how to help

WHILE truckies all are under the consensus that something needs to be done about the grey nomads, when it comes down to what exactly, their views are mixed.

Wed 4 Sep 2019

Let us manage it ourselves

Let us manage it ourselves

FATIGUE isn't a 'one-size-fits-all' approach and truck drivers are sick of it being treated like machines.

Fri 30 Aug 2019

Park up during the night? Some say yes

Park up during the night? Some say yes

THE reaction to a truckie's suggestion that drivers park up during the hours of 11pm and 7am was divided.

Thu 29 Aug 2019

We're all for the new Toowoomba Bypass

We're all for the new Toowoomba Bypass

WHILE many drivers have had negative reactions to the news of the cost of tolls on the new Toowoomba Bypass, some can't wait to use it.

Wed 28 Aug 2019

Drivers love Steve the outback truckie

Drivers love Steve the outback truckie

TRUCKIES can't get enough of the Outback Truckers legend Steve Graham.

Tue 27 Aug 2019

Friendly wave good for truckie mateship

Friendly wave good for truckie mateship

IT'S a different game these days, but there are still some truckies who maintain the mateship part of the industry.

Mon 26 Aug 2019

It's not safe policing, it's revenue raising

It's not safe policing, it's revenue raising

THERE needs to be a little grace when it comes to work diaries, said Shannon Jeffes.

Fri 23 Aug 2019

Training needed to understand diaries

Training needed to understand diaries

LIKE it or not, the work diary is a tool of the trade.

Thu 22 Aug 2019

Residents furious over this silly thing?

Residents furious over this silly thing?

TRUCKIES have been left flummoxed by the news that residents are furious about trucks carting sand through suburban streets to replenish Adelaide beaches.

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