News

Thu 18 Oct 2018

Highway to be closed for several hours after truck fire

Highway to be closed for several hours after truck fire

UPDATE: Diversions in place for light vehicles.

Major clean-up under way after molasses tanker rollover

Major clean-up under way after molasses tanker rollover

A CLEAN-UP operation is under way after a molasses tanker rolled and closed a road early this morning.

Banned Aussie Ford Phase IV GT-HO Falcon to fetch $3M

Banned Aussie Ford Phase IV GT-HO Falcon to fetch $3M

One of only four “Phase IV” Falcon GT-HOs goes under the hammer this weekend, almost 50 years after politicians banned it from the road.

Truckies slam ban on busy Victorian freeway

Truckies slam ban on busy Victorian freeway

TRUCKIES who use the Monash Freeway in Victoria on a daily basis have slammed the State Government's decision to permanently ban trucks from the right lane.

Ulmarra unrest continues

Ulmarra unrest continues

THE stoush between truckies and residents in Ulmarra is ongoing, with Coffs/Clarence Highway Patrol identifying the truck and driver responsible.

New Muchea road train facility 'will create chaos'

New Muchea road train facility 'will create chaos'

FOR nearly 30 years now WA contractor Garth Stockden has been fighting for space at the Wubin road train assembly area about 280km north of Perth.

Ron never looked back

Ron never looked back

WE CHAT with some of Australia's drivers to find out what makes them tick

New Canberra spill chaos looms

New Canberra spill chaos looms

THERE could be another coup imminent in the nation’s capital, with the Nationals tipped to topple the deputy prime minister.

Wed 17 Oct 2018

Hino wins safe vehicle award

Hino wins safe vehicle award

THE Hino 500 Series Wide Cab has won a Safe Vehicle Award at the Australasian Fleet Safety Awards.

Melbourne driver wins honour after acting 'quick as a fox'

Melbourne driver wins honour after acting 'quick as a fox'

MELBOURNE driver awarded Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian honour after acting quick as a fox.

Truckie allegedly choked while delivering tractor

Truckie allegedly choked while delivering tractor

A 'LONG feud' and 'bad blood' between members of a Warwick family is allegedly behind a choking charge before the Warwick District Court.

Tech experts honoured with top awards

Tech experts honoured with top awards

The Castrol Vecton Awards Dinner in Melbourne celebrated two industry professionals committed to safety and exploring the advantages of new trucking technology.

Needless confusion over CoR

Needless confusion over CoR

The HVNL amendment that came into effect on October 1 around the new CoR requirements for the heavy vehicle industry are causing needless panic.

Cursor is greener and cost-efficient

Cursor is greener and cost-efficient

THE new engine range begins with the Cursor 9, an 8.7 litre unit developing 360hp at between 1600 and 2200 rpm and 1650Nm of torque at between 1200 to 1530 rpm.

Safety first in the new Stralis X-Way

Safety first in the new Stralis X-Way

IVECO's new Stralis X-Way range ushers in a new era for the brand by introducing advanced new tech designed to not only protect the driver, but all road users.

Locally built IVECO range raises bar

Locally built IVECO range raises bar

CLEANER, more fuel-efficient Euro 6-rated engines, a nifty new transmission and a stack of state-of-the-art safety features.

Truckies slam Brisbane rules

Truckies slam Brisbane rules

BRISBANE City Council received 1560 complaints about heavy vehicles parked in suburban streets last financial year.

Isn't it time drivers got a break?

Isn't it time drivers got a break?

SO, WE'RE getting a flash new government department called The Office of Future Technology to the tune of $9.7 million.

Fight brewing for truckies' best pal

Fight brewing for truckies' best pal

DAVID Phillips loves putting a smile on a truckie's face each time they pull up to his mobile espresso van at the Yelgun rest interchange.

Truckies face $652 fine for risking shortcut

Truckies face $652 fine for risking shortcut

QUEENSLAND Trucking Association CEO Gary Mahon said the government should reinstall the same policy it had in place from March, 2005.

Newer Older