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Experienced Drivers Give Advice to Young Truckies

An interesting recent article on BigRigs.com featured experienced truck drivers giving advice to industry newbies. Truck driver and social media personality Tony Fulton, provided his tips for young truck drivers on, 1. What to do before you get your licence.

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VTA Addresses Industry Issues at This Year’s State Conference

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has stressed the importance for transport operators to understand industry changes and reforms, and how they will affect businesses, which was the focus of its recent state conference in March. The VTA’s event program was

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Fatigue Management Comes Under The Spotlight Again

In the lead-up to Easter, law enforcement officers will be targeting heavy vehicle driver fatigue. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) and Queensland Police have been focusing on fatigue with the NHVR launching the ‘Focus on Fatigue’ campaign for drivers

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Truck Thief Caught After Vehicle Gets Stuck on Bridge

A suspect who allegedly stole a truck from a Salisbury South business was arrested after the prime mover he was driving became stuck on a bridge. Police caught the man when the truck became stuck while heading towards Adelaide’s salt

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Managers Urged to Be Mindful of Diesel Fumes Health Risk

An Australian engineer has warned that the trucking sector should be doing more to address the health hazards associated with diesel fumes exposure. Legal experts in the transport industry have said companies should be guided by their workplace health and

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National Heavy Vehicle Regulator Makes Improvements to Portal Registration Module

The NHVR’s changes to its Portal Registration Module will help operators save time and provide the chain of responsibility (COR) support the industry has been requesting. The Registration Module offers real-time access to vehicle registration information, to save time by

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Truck Driver Arrested for Driving Over Alcohol Limit

A truck driver has been arrested for driving over the alcohol limit after he blew 0.132 in a breathalyser test. Police stopped the truck as part of Operation Interceptor in Port Botany when they issued a breathalyser test to the

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Truck Smashes into Family’s Home while they Slept

An unmanned truck has smashed into a Sydney home as its inhabitants slept. A north-west Sydney family were forced into temporary accommodation after a truck crashed into their home. They were awoken at 6am by a loud bang when a

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Fatigue Concerns Top NHVR Confidential Reporting Line Complaints

Fatigue related complaints top the list of complaints to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR’s) Heavy Vehicle Confidential Reporting Line (HVCRL). Since the reporting line has been live there have been more than 65 reports of non-compliance every month. The

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RMS Investigate NSW Oversize Load Incident

An incident that happened at the entrance to Newcastle Link Road is being investigated by NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) when an oversized load became wedged on an off-ramp. The heavy haulage truck was carrying a pressure vessel when

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