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Chain of Responsibility News: NHVR Prosecutes Company for Overloading

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has warned operators of the importance of due diligence for all parties along the heavy vehicle supply chain following the successful prosecution of a national company for overloading. The company was prosecuted for overloading

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Truck Driver with Meth in His System Ordered Off The Road

A truck driver has been ordered off the road after he was stopped and tested, revealing that he was under the influence of methamphetamine. The man was driving a heavy vehicle at the time. Police intercepted the driver and issued

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NSW Police Conduct More Than 150 Inspections Following Fatal Truck Crash

A fatal road crash on July 26 on the Pacific Highway at Nabiac has prompted a 5 day long compliance operation by state police during which officers inspected more than 150 heavy vehicles. A fatal collision for which police are

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WorkSafe Victoria Hands Out $150,000 Fine For Truckie Injury

A retail company has been fined $150,000 without conviction following an incident at the company’s premises. The incident involved a truck driver, whose foot was crushed when he was run over, twice, by a mobile shipping container transporter. The incident

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Truck Driver Killed in Crash That Sparked Fire

Two trucks recently collided on the South Eastern Freeway near Monarto, claiming the life of one of the truck drivers. Having been described as a loving father with a big heart, the 56 year old driver died on the scene

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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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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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ATA Calls for Rest Stop Standards to be Reinforced

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) joined the rest of the industry in calling for rest stop standards to be reinforced. The ATA welcomed Austroads guidelines aimed at addressing a number of key driver concerns. The association represents 50,000 businesses and

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Truck Driver Killed after Collision with Stolen Car

Another tragic crash involving a heavy vehicle has taken place, this time involving a Woolworths delivery truck and a stolen car. The 25 year old delivery driver was killed in the Adelaide crash at Salisbury south after a stolen car

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WorkSafe Queensland Issues Fine for Truck Driver Death

A timber company in Townsville has been charged $210,000 after an incident involving a truck driver in 2016. WorkSafe Queensland revealed that the transport driver was delivering goods to the company when the accident occurred that claimed his life. Another

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