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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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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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Experienced Drivers Give Advice to Young Truckies

An interesting recent article on BigRigs.com featured experienced truck drivers giving advice to industry newbies. Truck driver and social media personality Tony Fulton, provided his tips for young truck drivers on, 1. What to do before you get your licence.

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Celebrity Says Driving Sydney Roads like Surviving the Jungle

If you drive for a living on Sydney’s roads then you deserve some credit, as it has some of the most hectic traffic and crazy driving. Even British TV personality and former Super League player Kris Smith, well acquainted with

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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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