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Why Truck Driver Salaries Have Declined in Recent Decades

An article on BusinessInsider.com.au recently explored the phenomenon of declining truck driver salaries, one of the reasons the industry is struggling to attract new talent. One American truck driver Lenny Oppelaar has been driving a truck since 1977 and since

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Victoria’s Truckie Shortage

Victoria needs to attract more young people to the trucking industry with major infrastructure projects pushing up the demand for drivers. The Victoria Trucking Association (VTA) says the industry has been suffering from low driver numbers for a long time

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Log Falls from Truck and Injures Man

An incident that happened in Glenwood in Queensland recently points to the dangers of improperly secured loads, after a log fell from a truck and injured a man. The injured man, in his sixties had to be rushed to Gympie

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Transport Workers Union Blasts Draft Industry Code of Practice like Heavy Vehicle National Law

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has blasted the draft Master Registered Industry Code of Practice as a safety instrument, labeling it as ‘flawed’. In a submission to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) on the draft code, the TWU says

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The Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail to be Updated

Bringing the Australian Code of the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail in line with new United Nations requirements, changes to the code come into effect on 1 July and as of 1 July 2019 they become compulsory.

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Trucks to Benefit from Bruce Highway Work

Queensland transport minister Mark Bailey recently said the $16.5  million upgrade of a 6km section of the Bruce Highway north of Tiaro will improve road safety for the road freight industry. The upgrade which opened recently involved the construction of

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Western Victorian Roads Criticised for Not Being Truck Friendly

The Victorian Farmers Federation grains president Ross Johns raises an interesting point about the truck-worthiness of Western Victorian roads. Ross Johns, a Warracknabeal farmer says road conditions through western Victorian are “dreadful”, with large drop offs on the side of

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NHVR Survey Commences in NT and WA

The NHVR’s National Roadworthiness Baseline Survey (NRBS) is well underway and inspections are about to begin in The Northern Territory and Western Australia. The inspections in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania have already been completed. Executive director for productivity and safety

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Road Freight Industry Human Capital in Demand

According to a report by a top recruitment agency, fleet controllers, supply chain managers and custom brokers are in high demand in the country. Fleet controllers, supply chain superintendents and customs brokers are in demand in Australia’s logistics jobs markets

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What it takes to Ensure Road Freight Safety

The enforcement of chain of responsibility laws is vital to ensure the safety of our road users. Now a Toll NQX manager is saying that there is more to improving safety than just fitting black boxes and in-vehicle cameras to

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