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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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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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Convoy of Auckland Truckies Protest High Price of Fuel

In a scene reminiscent of what went down with truck drivers in Brazil recently, a convoy of more than 100 trucks protested fuel prices in Auckland recently. According to New Zealand newspapers, trucks were driving bumper-to-bumper along the Northern Motorway.

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TWU Calls for Understanding That Truckies Aren’t Always to Blame for Crashes

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has called for understanding that truck drivers aren’t always the ones to blame for crashes. SafeWork recently released data that showed that transport and warehousing are at the top of the list of industries with

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Police Thank Truck Drivers for Roles in Calling Out Bad Behaviour on the road

Truck drivers on the Newell Highway who alerted police to a dangerous driver have been thanked by police. The drivers used their 2 way radios to inform police of a dangerous driver in a Holden Apollo on the highway near

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The LongHaul Drivers Association (LHDA) Blames Truck Crash on Congested Roads

The Long Haul Drivers Association (LHDA) has blamed road conditions for the spate of crashes on the M5. In a critique of the conditions in major cities like Sydney and Melbourne, Brian Turpie of the LHDA, an advocate for truck

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NTI Says Continuous Education Can Help with Recruitment Shortfall in Trucking

The nation’s leading truck insurer National Transport Insurance (NTI), has backed NatRoad’s recent announcement of a program to tackle the heavy vehicle transport skills shortage. The insurer called on all industry bodies to work together to develop a solution, with

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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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Chain of Responsibility Sessions To Shed Light on Changes

In just 5 days amendments to the Chain of Responsibility law comes into effect (as of 1 October 2018) and the forums being held by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator are still going on with over 2,220 registrations. According to

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Articulated Trucks Drive Down Fatal Crash Statistics

The number of heavy vehicle fatal crashes seems to have resumed their downward trend, good news for all road users. According to the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) statistics there were record low numbers of fatal crashes,

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