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Thu 9 May 2019

Why aren't they making it a trade?

Why aren't they making it a trade?

THE solution to the trucking industry's skill shortage is "so obvious”, according to truckie Noel Aird.

Wed 8 May 2019

Drivers annoyed at truck wash closure

Drivers annoyed at truck wash closure

TRUCKIES are spewing over the fact a popular truck wash at Warwick has closed.

Tue 7 May 2019

This isn't the right way to fix fatalities

This isn't the right way to fix fatalities

TRUCK drivers disagreed with those who again called into question the lack of action on South Australian freight routes.

Mon 6 May 2019

This is what we want for our parking bays

This is what we want for our parking bays

TRUCKIES are stumped at why making good rest stops is such a hard thing to do.

Fri 3 May 2019

Truckie praised for avoiding car smash

Truckie praised for avoiding car smash

THE actions of a quick-thinking truckie have been praised on social media after he avoided a crash on a busy highway when a car cut in front to take an exit.

Thu 2 May 2019

Fatigue is a tricky thing to manage

Fatigue is a tricky thing to manage

THE work diary is the biggest issue when it comes to fatigue management, say fed-up truckies.

Wed 1 May 2019

This is what we want changed in the NHVL

This is what we want changed in the NHVL

FIX the logbook system, make serious rules for fatigue and nationalise trucking industry rules are just a few things truckies want in the review of NHVL.

Tue 23 Apr 2019

'Their philosophy is get in, get it done and get out'

'Their philosophy is get in, get it done and get out'

THE trucking industry is definitely paying its fair share when it comes to road-user charges reckon the majority of Big Rigs readers.

Will this option work for you?

Will this option work for you?

FATIGUE and flexibility is always a hot topic on the Big Rigs Facebook page.

Fri 19 Apr 2019

Watch out for 'silly' motorists

Watch out for 'silly' motorists

WHEN thinking about truckie Jeff Robinson's recent comments about "other motorists do some silly things”, Hendrik Riessen came up with an interesting point.

Thu 18 Apr 2019

Truckies say we don't need 'fancy' areas

Truckies say we don't need 'fancy' areas

TREVOR Warner wants politicians to understand that truckies don't need expensive parking bays.

Wed 17 Apr 2019

Thumbs up to Kenworth cab

Thumbs up to Kenworth cab

KENWORTH Australia have released their biggest sleeper yet and truckies love the new design, but one thing is certain - they want the length rules to change.

Thu 11 Apr 2019

Truckies say this won't help

Truckies say this won't help

CALLS to widen trucks were shot down by truckies.

Wed 10 Apr 2019

How to inspire new truckies

How to inspire new truckies

DAVID Goodluck had an easy answer to the question posed by Queensland Transport Association CEO Gary Mahon about action needed to attract new drivers.

Tue 9 Apr 2019

Not happy rest area is closed

Not happy rest area is closed

NEWS of the closure of a popular rest area at Ballina has left truckies fuming.

Mon 8 Apr 2019

Go slow rule divides truckies

Go slow rule divides truckies

TRUCKIES have weighed in on the controversial NSW 40km/h slow down rule after Mike Williams posted a video to Twitter showing what it looked like from a cab.

Thu 4 Apr 2019

Caravanners, listen to drivers

Caravanners, listen to drivers

THE biggest problem, Michael Archer says, is communication.

Wed 3 Apr 2019

REMEMBERING RAZORBACK: Still reasons for a new blockade

REMEMBERING RAZORBACK: Still reasons for a new blockade

FORTY years on from Australia's most famous blockade, truckies reckon it's time for another.

Tue 2 Apr 2019

This truckie has had enough of silly rules

This truckie has had enough of silly rules

HE'S SICK of fines for things like being three to five minutes over hours, roadworks and "dangerous” rest areas truckies are forced to park in.

Mon 1 Apr 2019

Renewed calls to get rid of this stupid rule

Renewed calls to get rid of this stupid rule

A POLICE man was nearly hit by a truck driver attempting to comply with the new road rule that forces drivers to slow down to 40km/h around emergency vehicles.

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