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Fri 27 Mar 2020

Supplementary record now extended to 28 days

Supplementary record now extended to 28 days

THE NHVR has announced an extension to the time limit drivers may use a supplementary work diary record, as part of its ongoing efforts to assist industry through the...

Work on new Gatton Pads to begin this year

Work on new Gatton Pads to begin this year

A TRANSPORT and Main Roads representative has confirmed that the new truck breakdown pad at Gatton will fix the “unacceptable” issue of the current set up.

COVID-19 crisis creates pivot to online auction

COVID-19 crisis creates pivot to online auction

ADAPTING to coronavirus social distancing advice has seen Ritchie Bros Auctioneers move 2,350 items with an estimated value in the tens of millions of dollars...

What to do if you need to cross into WA

What to do if you need to cross into WA

ALL truck drivers seeking to cross the Western Australian border will need to complete a Biosecurity Travel Form to enter designated biosecurity areas imposed by the WA...

VTA program to help drivers who’ve lost their jobs

VTA program to help drivers who’ve lost their jobs

VTA launches Driver Exchange program to keep transport workers employed

No facilities access is ‘unfair and unreasonable’

No facilities access is ‘unfair and unreasonable’

TRUCK drivers must not be denied access to toilet and shower facilities, Australian Trucking Association Chair, Geoff Crouch said today.

Jeff’s Loadstar ‘pretty damn nice’

Jeff’s Loadstar ‘pretty damn nice’

IF EVER there was a good looking truck, the International Loadstar 1800 has to rank right up there with the best.

Thu 26 Mar 2020

Volvo to temporarily close Wacol manufacturing plant

Volvo to temporarily close Wacol manufacturing plant

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Volvo Group Australia is announcing a temporary 4 week shutdown of the Wacol, Qld manufacturing plant.

What if your home office had wheels?

What if your home office had wheels?

As you head to the kitchen to make a coffee, spare a thought for those who can’t right now, yet are keeping the country moving.

Australian Government recognises that trucking is essential

Australian Government recognises that trucking is essential

AUSTRALIAN governments have confirmed the critical role of the freight sector, including trucking, in providing essential supplies of food, medicine and goods

Australia needs to look after our truck drivers

Australia needs to look after our truck drivers

The truck industry cant keep the country fed if the country doesn’t feed and look after our drivers.

Trucks waved through at Queensland border backlog

Trucks waved through at Queensland border backlog

Only three roads remain open with police checkpoints in place on the Queensland-NSW border.

Drivers want to be treated with respect

Drivers want to be treated with respect

BETTER signage and respect were the two main reforms Big Rigs social media followers wanted when it came to making life better for livestock drivers.

Wed 25 Mar 2020

Truckies need help: Senator stirs up action plan in letter

Truckies need help: Senator stirs up action plan in letter

Senator Glenn Sterle has written to Transport Minister Michael McCormack offering to work with him to help truckies get better working conditions.

NHVR relax accreditation burden during COVID19 crisis

NHVR relax accreditation burden during COVID19 crisis

NHVR reducing burden on industry accreditation

ATA calls for extension of truck driver medicals

ATA calls for extension of truck driver medicals

Mr Crouch made the call after CASA announced an effective six month extension of pilot and air traffic controller medical certificates.

Truckstops should be 'driver fatigue management centres'

Truckstops should be 'driver fatigue management centres'

AS THESE very tense times in Australia, the life line of the country depends on a system that can keep functioning.

Recall notices for Western Star and UD Quon trucks

Recall notices for Western Star and UD Quon trucks

MANUFACTURERS have issued recall notices for 331 UD Quons, as well as 67 model-year 2018 Western Stars, built between March 23 and September 27 of that year.

NHVR lifts restrictions on essential freight permits

NHVR lifts restrictions on essential freight permits

THE NHVR has agreed to waive restrictions on all curfew permits, except those related to safety and access, as part of the national response to coronavirus.

Supermarkets work together to ensure grocery supply

Supermarkets work together to ensure grocery supply

Supermarket operators will be able to co-ordinate immediately to ensure consumers have reliable and fair access to groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic following the...

'There is a good chance that we are going to catch it'

'There is a good chance that we are going to catch it'

LINDSAY Transport truck driver Marvin Durrant said continuing to cross borders increased the risk of contracting COVID19, it was a risk drivers had to take.

What ticks you off when it comes to roadworks?

What ticks you off when it comes to roadworks?

Flashing lights, lazy traffic controllers, zero flexibility or commonsense, incorrect signage and inconsistent speeds were just some of their gripes.

Tue 24 Mar 2020

Meet UD Trucks’ new Vice President of Sales

Meet UD Trucks’ new Vice President of Sales

Volvo Group Australia announces new Vice President of Sales for UD Trucks

Senator: Government is failing the needs of drivers

Senator: Government is failing the needs of drivers

Western Australian Senator Glenn Sterle said the government has “failed to come up with a plan to address the needs and working conditions of Australia’s truck drivers...

BORDER RESTRICTIONS: What you need to know

BORDER RESTRICTIONS: What you need to know

SEVERAL state and territory road managers have placed restrictions on cross-border movements this week as a control measure against the spread of coronavirus...

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