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Transport Company Owner in Court Over Allegations of Underpayment of Drivers

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The Fair Work Obudsman (FWO) has stepped in, in a case involving the alleged underpayment of drivers. The Coffs Harbour drivers say they have been underpaid on the minimum hourly rates as well as on their overtime and public holiday

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Chain of Responsibility Update: Hundreds of Trucks Caught Speeding

In period of 6 days between December 2nd and 8th 2013, the number of trucks caught speeding on South Eastern Freeway reached more than 250. This was thanks to the new cameras which were fitted at Crafter and Leawood Gardens.

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Chain of Responsibility Update: High Easter Road Toll

According to reports the nation’s Easter road death toll has risen to at least 7 following 2 fatal crashes which took place in New South Wales. On Easter Saturday afternoon a tragic accident took place which claimed the life of

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Chain of Responsibility Update: Beware on the Lookout for Cyclists and Pedestrians

Truck drivers need to be especially cautious when driving on residential roads as an incident on the Sunshine Coast recently proved. A 48 year old Victorian tourist was injured after being hit by a truck while cycling, necessitating that he

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Drugs and Syringes Seized from Truckie during Police Operation

Operation Logan was recently conducted by police and RMS in New South Wales and once again the issue of drugs in the trucking industry has reared its’ ugly head. Police reported seizing used syringes and a drug suspected to be

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Chain of Responsibility Update: New Technologies that help prevent Truck Crashes

According to recent reports trucking lobby wants all states to follow the lead of NSW in making electronic stability control (ESC) for all dangerous good tankers a mandatory requirement. According to The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) a similar approach to

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Chain of Responsibility Update: Transport Giant could be banned from NSW Roads

Transport companies should recognise how important it is to comply with Chain of Responsibility and heavy vehicle laws or face similar woes as transport giant Cootes Transport who may now be banned from NSW roads. According to media reports moves

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Soldier Faces Court over Truck Rollover which claimed Friend’s Life

A 21 year old soldier has been charged with the death of a colleague after the truck he was driving underwent a rollover during a training exercise at Sydney’s Holsworthy Barracks. The accident happened last October and because of it,

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Safe Work Australia lists Trucking as most dangerous Sector in Oz

No one has to tell truckies that their job is tough but it is also one of the most dangerous, according to Safe Work Australia. The road freight industry has been labelled the most dangerous sector in Australia by a

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Chain of Responsibility Update: Safety Guidelines to Help Truckies stay safe on Roadside

Truck drivers are exposed to so many risks to their health and safety every day which is why the release of new truck emergency safety guidelines is so welcomed. The guidelines are focused on assisting truck drivers to stay safe

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