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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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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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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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Transport Workers Union Demands Answers Following Truck Crash

Following the death of a truck driver from Coffs Harbour on the Logan Motorway, the Transport Workers Union has criticised the trucking company who employed the man. The crash went unnoticed for about 10 hours. A passer-by discovered the crash

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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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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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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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