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Tue 20 Aug 2019

Autonomous Emergency Braking identified as safety essential

Autonomous Emergency Braking identified as safety essential

A new report recommends the adoption of AEB across the new heavy vehicle fleet as the best technology for reducing rear impact crashes involving trucks.

I own my truck, so why do I have to insure it?

I own my truck, so why do I have to insure it?

THIS question is a lot more commonly asked than most punters would probably realise.

Truck driver to appear in court over fatal crash

Truck driver to appear in court over fatal crash

A 31-YEAR-OLD man from Helidon will appear in court after investigation into a fatal traffic crash near Toowoomba just after Christmas last year.

Queensland transport company enters liquidation

Queensland transport company enters liquidation

A LOCKYER Valley transport and haulage company has gone into liquidation after being unable to pay debts as they were due.

How important is driving a truck to you?

How important is driving a truck to you?

An industry-first study aiming to help injured truckies find new jobs wants to hear from you about your experiences behind the wheel.

NHVR say drivers feel like they're being hunted

NHVR say drivers feel like they're being hunted

NEW laws should allow operators with good fatigue safety systems more flexibility to manage fatigue risks, according to NHVR’s submission to the HVNL review.

Wear your flannies to say goodbye to Brenden

Wear your flannies to say goodbye to Brenden

THE Adelaide community will farewell driver Brenden Giles on Friday, August 23.

Crash turns Bruce Highway into 'absolute carpark'

Crash turns Bruce Highway into 'absolute carpark'

A man has been hospitalised and traffic is at a standstill after a truck and bicycle incident on a major Coast road early this morning.

Truck drivers are human, not machines: ATA

Truck drivers are human, not machines: ATA

ANY changes to fatigue management in the national truck laws must treat drivers like humans – not machines, ATA Chair Geoff Crouch said today.

Gold Coast truckie ‘may never walk again’ after crash

Gold Coast truckie ‘may never walk again’ after crash

A Queensland truck driver involved in a fatal head-on crash may never be able to walk again after breaking both legs.

Judge concedes log books could be a lot clearer

Judge concedes log books could be a lot clearer

A TRUCKIE may have lost his appeal in the SA Supreme Court for a paperwork diary breach, but he scored a win of sorts for those lobbying for changes.

Mon 19 Aug 2019

Queensland caravanner on a mission to help all truckies

Queensland caravanner on a mission to help all truckies

A self-funded education program is hoping to make caravanners and RV drivers more truck-friendly on our busy roads.

Truckie was a great member of the community

Truckie was a great member of the community

The truck driver killed in a fiery crash in the Somerset region last week is being remembered as a "gentleman' and a "wonderful man"

Freight giants begin discussions with new Sydney airport

Freight giants begin discussions with new Sydney airport

Australia's freight leaders have shown their support for the new Western Sydney Airport by signing a memorandum of understanding today.

Senior policeman accused of setting traffic ticket quotas

Senior policeman accused of setting traffic ticket quotas

Explosive emails suggesting police are being set quotas for traffic tickets by superiors, have been filed in court by a cop as evidence in a bullying case.

9 transport jobs you could snag right now

9 transport jobs you could snag right now

ARE you looking for a change of scenery and want a new job? Well, here are nine jobs going in the transport industry.

Seatbelt modification shocks cops

Seatbelt modification shocks cops

Police were left “shaking their heads” after they discovered a dangerous seatbelt modification after stopping a speeding ute.

Schedule for Hall of Fame celebrations

Schedule for Hall of Fame celebrations

After the shock departure of the centre's long-time committee, there's good news for over 50 trucking heroes in Alice Springs this weekend.

No more Logan Motorway bottlenecks with highway upgrade

No more Logan Motorway bottlenecks with highway upgrade

TRAFFIC is flowing more smoothly as a two-year project to widen sections of the Logan and Gateway Motorways comes to an end.

Truckie busted with meth in his system

Truckie busted with meth in his system

A truck driver caught behind the wheel of his heavy vehicle with methamphetamine in his system has been ordered off the road.

Truckie struck between the eyes with tyre iron

Truckie struck between the eyes with tyre iron

He hit him as he stepped down from the cabin of his rig.

Business as usual at Rocke Brothers after SCL buy

Business as usual at Rocke Brothers after SCL buy

THE directors of Silk Contract Logistics are excited to announce the acquisition of the Victorian-based wharf carrier, Rocke Brothers.

Glenn ‘Hava Chat’ Ward was a prankster and good Samaritan

Glenn ‘Hava Chat’ Ward was a prankster and good Samaritan

GLENN “Hava Chat” Ward, has been remembered as a prankster and good Samaritan who liked nothing better than helping people.

Ute driver dead after horrific with road train

Ute driver dead after horrific with road train

ONE person has died after a horrific crash between a car and a truck near Longreach this morning.

Sat 17 Aug 2019

4 drivers on how to fix fatigue laws

4 drivers on how to fix fatigue laws

WITH only days remaining until the NTC's deadline for ideas on how to improve fatigue management in the HVNL, there were just 16 submissions on file.

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