Victorian livestock truckie Daniel Thomas just wanted answers to some basic questions. His employer of the past eight years was installing a Teletrac Navman EWD – the first of four systems now approved by the NHVR as voluntary alternatives to the paper work diary – but no one could allay Thomas’s concerns.
NHVR-sanctioned drones will soon be patrolling highways to help the regulator monitor ‘high risk’ truck movements within its jurisdictions. Read more
Leading North Queensland transport operators met with the Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack this week to discuss their concerns about the flood-prone sections of the Bruce Highway. Read more
Mick Wheeler can reel off all the upsides to truck investment in the Covid-era in his sleep: record low interest rates, government guaranteed loans, and generous new depreciation write-offs, to name just three industry-first incentives.
The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has called for the adoption of a scorecard system to make each state and territory accountable for their commitments to the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy.
If you believe what Canberra is telling us, smaller transport operators now have legislation in place designed to tighten the screws on slow industry payers. Read more
Experienced Sydney truckie Keven Mitchell is the first to admit that he should have checked his superannuation balance sooner than he did.
Adam Gibson, NTI’s Transport and Logistics Risk Engineer, is calling for more industry collaboration in 2021 to arrest the disturbing rise in truckie deaths in the last 12-month period recorded by the insurer.
After a life-threatening scare with thyroid cancer in 2013, interstate truckie Sonja White wasn’t about to push her luck and ignore the warning signs.
The Australian Trucking Association has sent a clear message to the National Transport Commission for its comprehensive review of the HVNL – stop penalising drivers so harshly.