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South Australian Transport Minister To Introduce Hefty Fine Increases for Drivers and Companies on South Eastern Freeway

New penalties have come into effect for truck and bus drivers detected driving unsafely on the down-track of the SA’s South Eastern Freeway. The government recently announced the new offences and penalties which came into effect on May 1 and

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Fatigue Monitoring Technology Under Review by National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is reviewing fatigue monitoring technology and has awarded a contract to a consortium to conduct a study of the technology. The review implies that the NHVR intends to push for greater uptake of in-cab

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Local MP Calls for Truck Ban on Sydney Botany Road to Curb Peak Crashes

A Sydney local MP says large trucks should be barred from traveling along Sydney’s Botany Road during peak pedestrian times due it being a densely populated area of Green Square. Some say large trucks in the area are a risk

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Victoria Promises to Crackdown on Over-size Vehicles

Victoria has promised to crack down on over-sized and over-weight vehicles following a hefty fine handed down to one company near the Port of Melbourne. The company received one of the heaviest fines handed down in recent years with the

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Young Drivers Learning About Truck Safety

Following the revelation by experts that young drivers between 18 and 25 years old are 4 times more likely to be involved in serious or fatal crashes, safety campaigns that focus on young drivers and teaching them to drive safely

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WA Welcomes Road Upgrade Plans

Good news for Western Australian road users, the federal government’s 2018-19 budget allocates $3.2 billion to Western Australian infrastructure projects. The funding allocation of $560,000 from federal government to complete the Bunbury project was welcomed by WA Transport Minister Rita

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Plan to Electrocute Drowsy Truck Drivers

The horrific crash involving a B-Double on the Newell Highway north of Dubbo in NSW which claimed the lives of a 19 year old passenger and her boyfriend when a truck slammed into six vehicles stopped at roadworks, has led

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State Government and Industry to Collaborate on NSW Truck Safety

Following the news that the number of crashes on NSW roads involving heavy vehicles has increased over the past year, the NSW Government and the trucking industry are planning to work together to improve truck safety. Melinda Pavey, Minister for

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Increase in Heavy Vehicle Crashes in NSW Coincides with Decline in Inspectors

A union representing heavy vehicle safety inspectors warned that the increase in heavy vehicle crashes in NSW was directly related to the reduction in safety inspectors in the state. The Public Service Association, warned the state’s Roads Minister Melinda Pavey

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Truck in Flames on Lindesay Highway

According to reports, we have experienced a surge in crashes involving heavy vehicles on our roads. Recently a man was killed in a crash on Bruce Highway north of Bowen when the truck he was driving rolled. The 47 year

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