Truck Driver Pleads Guilty After Leading Police on Fiery Trail of Destruction

A truck driver who led police on a 100km chase along the New England Highway has pleaded guilty to using a stolen semi-trailer to do so. The chase ended in a fiery trail of destruction with the truck smashing into

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WA Gets Multi-million Dollar Investment in Heavy Vehicle Infrastructure Focusing on Safety

With the Western Australian government’s commitment to safety, a multi-million dollar investment has been made towards heavy vehicle infrastructure. The state government has pledged more than $6million towards road improvements, rest stops and road train assembly areas across the state

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Police Alerted By Truck Driver Save Young Girl

Police were recently alerted to a truck driving erratically by another truck driver. When stopped, police discovered the truckie driving dangerously and under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The concerned driver had given police the location of the erratic

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Convoy of Auckland Truckies Protest High Price of Fuel

In a scene reminiscent of what went down with truck drivers in Brazil recently, a convoy of more than 100 trucks protested fuel prices in Auckland recently. According to New Zealand newspapers, trucks were driving bumper-to-bumper along the Northern Motorway.

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Double Rig Crash Claims Truck Driver’s Life

A truck driver has lost his life in a crash in Melbourne’s western suburbs when another heavy vehicle collided into his. The 2 rig crash happened on Little Boundary Road at Laverton North when the one truck driver was turning

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Common Mistakes Made While Driving

According to research by Monash University’s Accident Research Centre, Australian motorists are distracted every 96 seconds by things other than driving. Motorists are increasing their risk of crashing almost tenfold the study found because they are not fully concentrating on

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New Guideline to Help at Truck Breakdown Sites

The Victorian Transport Industry Safety Group recently released new guidelines for truck breakdown sites, to help ensure staff and public safety. The guidelines, meant to assist operators, drivers and technicians details a checklist of factors involved in truck breakdowns as

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NHVR Looks to Technology to Tackle Fatigue Issue

It was announced at The NHVR’s Fatigue Safety Forum that the government would be tackling the issue of fatigue in the trucking industry by investing in field trials of fatigue monitoring technologies. The federal government and NHVR have pledged upwards

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19 Killed in Horror Truck Crash

A horror crash has killed 19 people in Turkey after falling into a canal. The truck was carrying migrants when it collided with the highway barrier and fell into the canal. It is not known where the migrants were from

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Technology Not The Answer to Fatigue – Union Warns

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) says the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) should be focusing on fatigue but not on fatigue monitoring technology trials but rather a solution to the problem. The federal government’s joint announcement with the NHVR that

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