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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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ATA Calls for Rest Stop Standards to be Reinforced

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) joined the rest of the industry in calling for rest stop standards to be reinforced. The ATA welcomed Austroads guidelines aimed at addressing a number of key driver concerns. The association represents 50,000 businesses and

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Blitz Targets Defective Truck and Dog Combinations

A compliance operation between NSW Police and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) targeting truck and dog combinations was conducted on February 1st. A number of issues were identified with 1 driver being caught for breaches and a number of vehicles

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Roads Australia Says Prioritising Infrastructure in Key

Given the current population trends, Roads Australia (RA) is calling for urgency when it comes to urban infrastructure planning and delivery. While referencing Infrastructure Australia’s Planning Liveable Cities report, the RA believes infrastructure delivery is failing to keep up with

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Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Truck in Kew

A fatal accident has taken place in Melbourne’s east, claiming the life of a pedestrian who was struck by a truck crossing an intersection. The woman died at a busy Melbourne intersection. A red walking frame was apparently left next

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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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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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