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Report Says Truckies Less Likely to Ask for Help with Mental Health

Worrying results from the third report of Monash University’s Driving Health Study revealed that Australian truck drivers suffering from mental illness are less likely than other workers to seek help. The study found that in addition to drivers being hesistant

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Watch These Trucks Do Crazy Things

Trucks can do some pretty amazing things but have you ever seen them jump, apparently it’s a sport like monster trucks in the U.S.A. In this video you can watch truck drivers do some pretty insane jumps all in the

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ATA Lobbies Government on Emergency Braking and Driver Licensing Issues

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has lobbied the government on emergency braking and driver licensing issues at the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee into matters of road safety. ATA’s chief of staff Bill McKinley appeared before the

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MAN’s 6×6 Truck Trial Conducted in Europe

Watch the mammoth MAN truck in action as it navigates these hills and valleys. This real heavy duty vehicle can climb just about anything and even get itself out of some tight spots. In this demo its put to the

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MAN’s Latest TGX 18.640 4×2 LLS Tractor Truck

If you love going to truck shows and keeping abreast of the latest in truck technology, you’ll probably enjoy this video of MAN’s TGX 18.640 4X2 LLS Tractor Truck scheduled for release in 2019.

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Convoy of Auckland Truckies Protest High Price of Fuel

In a scene reminiscent of what went down with truck drivers in Brazil recently, a convoy of more than 100 trucks protested fuel prices in Auckland recently. According to New Zealand newspapers, trucks were driving bumper-to-bumper along the Northern Motorway.

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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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NHVR Looks to Technology to Tackle Fatigue Issue

It was announced at The NHVR’s Fatigue Safety Forum that the government would be tackling the issue of fatigue in the trucking industry by investing in field trials of fatigue monitoring technologies. The federal government and NHVR have pledged upwards

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TWU Calls for Understanding That Truckies Aren’t Always to Blame for Crashes

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has called for understanding that truck drivers aren’t always the ones to blame for crashes. SafeWork recently released data that showed that transport and warehousing are at the top of the list of industries with

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