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Bruce Highway Closed After Fatal Collision

The Bruce Highway, south of Townsville was the site of a fiery crash recently, shutting it down in both directions. One person was killed in the crash at Guthalungra. Police say the truck was transporting pine timber when it collided

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Roads Australia Says Prioritising Infrastructure in Key

Given the current population trends, Roads Australia (RA) is calling for urgency when it comes to urban infrastructure planning and delivery. While referencing Infrastructure Australia’s Planning Liveable Cities report, the RA believes infrastructure delivery is failing to keep up with

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Truckies at Increased Risk of Traumatic Spinal Injuries, Study Reveals

The latest study into the causes and effects of work-related traumatic spinal injuries (TSIs) by researchers at the University of Sydney School of Medicine found that truck drivers experience some of the highest rates of TSIs in the state. The

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Melbourne Pedestrian Hit by Truck and Killed

A truck ran over a female pedestrian in Melbourne’s east recently, with the pedestrian dying on the scene. The incident happened at the corner of Denmark Street and Studley Park Road in Kew, causing major traffic delays in the area.

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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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Transport Workers Union Blasts Draft Industry Code of Practice like Heavy Vehicle National Law

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has blasted the draft Master Registered Industry Code of Practice as a safety instrument, labeling it as ‘flawed’. In a submission to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) on the draft code, the TWU says

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Young Drivers Learning About Truck Safety

Following the revelation by experts that young drivers between 18 and 25 years old are 4 times more likely to be involved in serious or fatal crashes, safety campaigns that focus on young drivers and teaching them to drive safely

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Regulator Starts Approval Process for Electronic Work Diaries

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has begun its assessment of electronic work diaries against its own EWD standards for the first time after approving the system. The NHVR decided a few months ago that EWDs were a sustainable and

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Truck Driver Killed and Toddler in Serious Condition following Crash

A horrific crash has taken place in Brisbane’s northern outskirts, claiming the life of a truck driver and landing a toddler in hospital in a serious condition. The 1 year old boy was rushed to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in

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Truck Industry Slams Underspending on Rest Stops

The trucking industry in South Australia has condemned the lack of funding for vehicle rest stops. The industry said it could take up to 50 years before there are enough rest stops to meet the Government’s own standard, with Federal

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