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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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NHVR Launch Probe Following Truck Fires

A probe has been launched by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) following a number of truck fires starting in the engine bay of prime movers over the past year. The NHVR said a spate of high profile incidents have

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Residents Frustrated at Trucks Trudging Past The Homes

Brisbane residents along Mt Warren Boulevard have had enough of large trucks shaking them up and cutting up the asphalt road as they carry concrete and quarry materials to building sites. The trucks were forced to reroute in 2017 due

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NHVR Highlights the Benefit of Clean Trucks

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) recently highlighted the benefits of a clean truck including the importance of a clean chassis/suspension and other underpinnings. In the message, the regulator detailed a case from August 2014 when a driver of a

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Truck Rollover Prompts Blitz on Sydney Transport Company

A truck rollover involving a concrete truck has led to a major compliance operation at a transport company in Sydney’s Rosehill suburb. The incident happened on Thursday 3 January 2019 when a fully loaded concrete truck was traveling north along

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Interstate Trucks with Damaged/Incorrectly Displayed Number-plates Considered Unregistered in NSW

The Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) issued a statement late last year after a member raised concern, revealing that in New South Wales, a truck driver can be fined $1392 plus 4 demerit points for incorrectly displayed number plates. The QTA

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Operator Convicted and Fined after Truck Driver Death

According to WorkSafe Victoria, the quarry operator involved in a workplace fatality in 2016 has been convicted and fined following the death of a subcontractor. The subcontractor died when his dump truck rolled on a stockpile. The quarry operator was

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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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