Letters to the Editor

Fri 26 Jul 2019

Are truck drivers just a disposable commodity?

Are truck drivers just a disposable commodity?

I see that the minister for mining in Queensland has called an emergency meeting because there’s been six workers killed in the past year.

Truckie's logbook misery

Truckie's logbook misery

LOGBOOKS make drivers nervous, they force unnecessary deadlines and make the job very un-enjoyable.

Wed 24 Jul 2019

'These drivers are the worst I’ve seen in decades'

'These drivers are the worst I’ve seen in decades'

"Despite the whipping-frenzy on transport there is nothing said about probationary, elderly and just plain stupid drivers being the worst I’ve seen in decades."

Tue 9 Jul 2019

3 truckies on what's wrong with the industry

3 truckies on what's wrong with the industry

WHEN are the authorities going to start to do what is needed to cut the road toll?

Thu 4 Jul 2019

Do you know these hi-vis heroes?

Do you know these hi-vis heroes?

Road workers come to the rescue of couple stranded on the Pacific Highway

Tue 2 Jul 2019

We see some different things to the average Joe

We see some different things to the average Joe

BEING in the transport industry you get to see and do a lot of things normal people never get to see.

Fri 21 Jun 2019

Look to the west, they do it best

Look to the west, they do it best

IT SEEMS like the redraft is to lessen the financial burden on business owners while you forget about the drivers who are trying to keep their jobs.

Tue 18 Jun 2019

Truckies getting the short end of the stick

Truckies getting the short end of the stick

"IT'S SO heartbreaking that this is one of the first thoughts that enters the minds of so many truck drivers and trucking businesses."

Fri 7 Jun 2019

OPEN LETTER: 'What we don't want to do is plan a funeral'

OPEN LETTER: 'What we don't want to do is plan a funeral'

Have any of you been out on the highway recently especially at holiday time and seen the conditions the truck drivers are expected to live with?

Thu 25 Apr 2019

Industry should recognise the significance of Razorback

Industry should recognise the significance of Razorback

FORTY years ago the road transport industry was in a state of turmoil.

Mon 8 Apr 2019

Chinese ute’s Ford Ranger copycat fail

Chinese ute’s Ford Ranger copycat fail

At first glance this looks like a Ford Ranger Wildtrak ute but there’s a major query on its build quality.

Mon 1 Apr 2019

Ensure you get what you pay for

Ensure you get what you pay for

A reader checked the vehicle identification number of his new ute — and discovered all was not as it seemed.

Tue 19 Mar 2019

Action needed to attract new drivers

Action needed to attract new drivers

THE motorised road transport industry has been around for about 110 years or so and has adapted to many disruptions over those years.

Wed 27 Feb 2019

Is the Jaguar I-Pace better than a Tesla?

Is the Jaguar I-Pace better than a Tesla?

With the recent launch of the new Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV our readers wonder if it is superior to tesla’s ‘falcon-wing’ doored family hauler.

Mon 11 Feb 2019

Go against the flow with a wagon instead of an expensive SUV

Go against the flow with a wagon instead of an expensive SUV

Buy a prestige SUV that never goes off-road — or get a luxe wagon that looks equally classy at the golf club

Thu 22 Nov 2018

What this truckie thinks about pay rates

What this truckie thinks about pay rates

MANY drivers of these vehicles in reputable companies are on salary which is from $99,000pa through to $120,000pa for HC drivers.

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Making a quid

Making a quid

Wonder why you cannot get people into driving, that’s just a few things.

Wed 14 Nov 2018

Truckie says 'This is not good enough'

Truckie says 'This is not good enough'

I PROVED beyond all doubt that mitigating risk through risk management was in fact unachievable and this was a slap in the face to every driver living and dead.

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Apprenticeships idea perfect to train driver

Apprenticeships idea perfect to train driver

The apprenticeship idea is a good one as there are lots of idiots out there doing stupid sh*t that they should never do.

Tue 23 Oct 2018

No wonder people don’t want to be truckies

No wonder people don’t want to be truckies

THE driver was a young bloke, cleanly presented, very polite and courteous, no tats, no bad attitude, so I immediately took a liking to him.

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