Letters to the Editor

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.

Tue 16 Oct 2018

THANK YOU: Rider thanks truckies for courtesy in wet weather

THANK YOU: Rider thanks truckies for courtesy in wet weather

I JUST wanted to somehow send a message of thanks to all the truckies who had to deal with the awful wet weather on the Pacific Hwy last week.

Thu 11 Oct 2018

It’s not a ‘driver’ shortage

It’s not a ‘driver’ shortage

THERE isn’t a driver shortage. There isn’t even a skilled driver shortage.

Tue 9 Oct 2018

'If I was looking for a career it wouldn't be this'

'If I was looking for a career it wouldn't be this'

I AM a driver and if I was looking for a career it most definitely wouldn’t be this.

Fri 5 Oct 2018

Law makers are out of touch

Law makers are out of touch

AS FOR the driver shortage, we’ll have a look at what you put drivers through now and think about it.

Thu 27 Sep 2018

'Thank you, you are all legends and give hope to us all'

'Thank you, you are all legends and give hope to us all'

My husband Oscie and I would like to thank you for using the photo of our truck on the cover of Big Rigs magazine on August 24.

Tue 25 Sep 2018

Truckies are 'easy targets'

Truckies are 'easy targets'

IF THE freight task is supposed to double by 2030, why have myself and other drivers had such a small amount of work over the past three months?

Thu 16 Aug 2018

A truckie's thoughts on a licencing shake-up

A truckie's thoughts on a licencing shake-up

I borrowed a truck from a friend, fronted at the local police station and sat successfully for my practical driving test.

Fri 3 Aug 2018

Nothing points to truck driving

Nothing points to truck driving

WE’RE pretty much presented three options going through school that will lead us to a “good job”.

Thu 2 Aug 2018

Time has come for union to act

Time has come for union to act

The time has come for the union to act for the industry or p*ss off and keep your grubby mits out of the pie or out of the pork barrel!

Wed 1 Aug 2018

What’s the issue in trucking?

What’s the issue in trucking?

IT'S the fact they want someone to do 14 hour shifts, everyday interstate away from family.

Tue 31 Jul 2018

Fatigue regulation needs shake up

Fatigue regulation needs shake up

THESE people make the rules but don’t even ensure that there are the facilities or a way to actually cater for all drivers.

Mon 30 Jul 2018

Tips on reducing industry problems

Tips on reducing industry problems

WITH the TWU carrying on like this, it’s amazing they wonder why we struggle to attract younger drivers to the industry.

Fri 20 Jul 2018

Blaming speed and roads the 'easy way out'

Blaming speed and roads the 'easy way out'

THE easy way out is to blame speed and roads, instead of drivers doing the wrong thing.

Sixty six trucks a day on Waterfall Way

Sixty six trucks a day on Waterfall Way

What's got the Coffs Coast talking?

Thu 19 Jul 2018

Rego label sticker abolisment a 'load of rubbish'

Rego label sticker abolisment a 'load of rubbish'

We know this label thing has nothing to do with saving a few dollars on sticker costs, and everything to do with making a mint from driving unregistered costs.

Wed 18 Jul 2018

It's down to a matter of respect

It's down to a matter of respect

I CAN say as a 31-year-old interstate MC driver, with 10 years’ experience, part of it comes down to respect.

Tue 17 Jul 2018

It's so easy truckie's son 'passed knowledge test'

It's so easy truckie's son 'passed knowledge test'

I RECENTLY got my MC after nearly 10 years driving semis, and I was shocked how easy it all was.

Thu 28 Jun 2018

It's high time for a shake-up of the licensing system

It's high time for a shake-up of the licensing system

THE state of the transport industry licensing is and has been an absolute joke for many years.

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