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WA Truck Rollover Causes Highway Chaos

The Roe Highway was left in chaos following a truck rollover recently. According to reports, chaos ensued in Perth’s east as the highway was closed following a prime mover rollover near the Berkshire Road overpass in Forrestfied. Early morning traffic

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Heavy Vehicle Driver Fatigue Study – A World First

In what has been hailed as a world first, the National Transport Commission (NTC) and Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC) released the results of the study into heavy vehicle driver fatigue. The researchers analysed aspects

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Cameras on Federal Highway For Monitoring Heavy Vehicles

As part of the National Compliance and Information System (NCIS), supported by the Federal Government and National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), new heavy vehicle monitoring cameras have been placed on both sides of the ACT’s Federal Highway near the NSW

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Drive an Oversized Truck Into a Bridge and Face a Lifetime Ban?

Rail Back on Track – a Queensland transport lobby group wants truck drivers who drive their oversized truck under a bridge that it won’t fit under more than once to be banned for life from holding a licence. Robert Dow

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Woman Killed When Her Car Collided with A Truck

Another fatality has occurred on our roads, this time claiming the life of a woman on the Princes Highway, south of Narooma. The woman was in a  sedan when it collided with a truck travelling south. The women died at

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Truckies Appeal to Holiday Makers not to park in Truck Rest Areas

Every holiday brings with it a dilemma for truck drivers- no where for them to park and rest, as they are required to do by law. This is because holiday makers in cars, caravans and campers take up the parking

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South Australian Transport Minister To Introduce Hefty Fine Increases for Drivers and Companies on South Eastern Freeway

New penalties have come into effect for truck and bus drivers detected driving unsafely on the down-track of the SA’s South Eastern Freeway. The government recently announced the new offences and penalties which came into effect on May 1 and

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Keeping Fatigued Drivers off the Road with Fatigue Road-side Testing

Roadside testing for fatigued drivers may soon by a thing as the Andrews Labor Government tests new technology that will detect fatigued drivers. The trial is an Australia-first and will take place at a controlled test facility in Kilsyth. If

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18 People Killed in Guatemala when Truck Collides with Crowd

A horror crash claimed the lives of 18 people on a Guatemalan freeway recently, including children. According to reports a large truck slammed into a crowd that had gathered on a dark highway after a person was run over in

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Fatigue Monitoring Technology Under Review by National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is reviewing fatigue monitoring technology and has awarded a contract to a consortium to conduct a study of the technology. The review implies that the NHVR intends to push for greater uptake of in-cab

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