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Bruce Highway Closed After Fatal Collision

The Bruce Highway, south of Townsville was the site of a fiery crash recently, shutting it down in both directions. One person was killed in the crash at Guthalungra. Police say the truck was transporting pine timber when it collided

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Australian Truck Drivers Plead with Drivers to Give Trucks Space

According to new research, most fatal truck crashes around the country are caused by cars and not trucks. The tragic part is that these crashes are avoidable, which is why Australia’s biggest truck insurer National Transport Insurance is urging all

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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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Heavy Vehicle Driver Fatigue Data Being Collected

The NTC has embarked on  a collaboration with the NHVR, industry and governments to develop a national framework for collecting real-life operational data so future fatigue policy can be improved. The aim is to improve road safety by collecting data

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Boy Injured in Truck Hit and Run

Sydney police are investigating a hit and run incident in the city’s north west involving a 14 year old boy. Police believe an Isuzu truck may have been involved, a 2016 -2018 model N Series. The vehicle failed to stop

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Tackling the Growing Truck Driver Health Crisis

An interesting article on Fleetowner.com highlighted the importance of physical fitness for truck drivers, given the mostly sedentary nature of the job which can cause weight gain. The post mentions Siphiwe Baleka who was once a champion swimmer for Yale

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Survey Shows Truck Drivers Suffering from Musculoskeletal Pain

According to researchers at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario Canada 3 out of 5 truck drivers suffer musculoskeletal pain or discomfort while on the job. Researchers surveyed 107 male drivers at 2 truck stops in southern Ontario, obtaining physical,

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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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