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Fri 17 Aug 2018

Bird's-eye view of busy fleet

Bird's-eye view of busy fleet

IN THE case of the Kennedy family, they're a major cog keeping the machine of the Australian mining industry turning.

Thu 16 Aug 2018

World’s luckiest driver breaks silence

World’s luckiest driver breaks silence

DOZENS died earlier this week when a freeway they were driving on collapsed “like flour”. If this truck driver left a second earlier, he’d be one of them.

Get a foot in the door with Toll

Get a foot in the door with Toll

STARTING a career on the right foot was important to Ajay Gopal, a 2017 Toll Group graduate who is currently on rotation at Toll City in Singapore.

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.

Do you need a little help shedding those extra kilos?

Do you need a little help shedding those extra kilos?

"DRIVERS need to haul freight, not weight.” Melanie Watt-Quinn is on a mission to help out Australia's truck drivers, one easy exercise routine at a time.

Mitch's trucking metal art takes off

Mitch's trucking metal art takes off

WHEN he started his career as a metal fabricator creating commercial kitchens, metal artist Mitchell Agate never thought he'd end up in the world of trucks.

Diesel a whopping 159.7cents

Diesel a whopping 159.7cents

BILOELA diesel prices were the highest in Queensland last month – and there was no excuse for it, according to the state’s peak motoring body.

Time to shatter this stigma

Time to shatter this stigma

A SYDNEY truck driver shares his long struggle with mental health in the workplace

Wed 15 Aug 2018

Molasses truck rollover cuts traffic on Peak Downs Highway

Molasses truck rollover cuts traffic on Peak Downs Highway

THE Peak Downs Highway remained closed at 6pm after a B-double carrying molasses rolled near Nebo Wednesday afternoon.

Truck rolls on highway

Truck rolls on highway

A truck has come to rest on a major highway

RMS: ‘Not enough deaths’

RMS: ‘Not enough deaths’

A SCATHING email sent to multiple government representatives has accused RMS of gross negligence toward its handling of the Ulmarra black spot.

Importing drivers is not the answer

Importing drivers is not the answer

IT IS just over a year since the scrapping of the 457 visas but, for the trucking industry, it is "business as usual”.

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Cattle truck driver kicked by bull, suffers serious injuries

Cattle truck driver kicked by bull, suffers serious injuries

A CATTLE truck driver has copped a kick to the head while trying to load a bull into a truck on a cattle property west of Mackay.

Truck driver pinned under prime mover for two hours

Truck driver pinned under prime mover for two hours

EMERGENCY responders say a truck driver pinned under a prime mover is lucky to have escaped more serious injuries after a rollover on the Western Downs.

What's it like driving around remote areas of Australia?

What's it like driving around remote areas of Australia?

AT just 29 years of age, Gavan Roy could aptly be described as a veteran truckie and from his base at Weipa on Western Cape York Peninsula.

Low-emission trucks for WA

Low-emission trucks for WA

Express Group WA, has taken delivery of eight new R 580 V8 Euro 6 prime movers, making it the largest fleet of ultra-low emission Scania distribution trucks.

COR changes are top of Bendigo agenda

COR changes are top of Bendigo agenda

THE new chain of responsibility laws are expected to be a hot topic of conversation at the annual Livestock and Rural Transporters of Victoria annual conference

Why don't they target cars?

Why don't they target cars?

POLICE in South Australia cracked down on heavy vehicles in July.

It's time to take stock of our health

It's time to take stock of our health

ONE day you think you're in half decent shape, then you find that favourite T-shirt from last summer and it's a little snugger than you remember.

VicRoads gets tough on dangerous heavy vehicles

VicRoads gets tough on dangerous heavy vehicles

Melbourne Magistrates' Court handed down a $90,000 fine and conviction for the offending company for putting this dangerous vehicle on the road.

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