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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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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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Man Critical After Truck & Car Collide

A man was rushed to hospital in a critical condition following a crash south of Brisbane recently. It is believed he was stuck in the car after colliding with a truck, resulting in the truck overturning. Emergency services say the

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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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