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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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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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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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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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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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Truckie Three Times Over the Limit in the Middle of the Day

Police recently warned that drivers are selfishly putting their own lives and the lives of others at risk by flouting drink driving laws, after they caught a truck driver nearly 4 times over the legal limit driving in the middle

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$7000 Fine for Truck Driver over Heavy Loads

A truck driver will have to fork out $7000 after he was found carrying a load that didn’t comply with mass requirements as legally outlined. The 54 year old truck driver appeared in the Mackay Magistrates Court recently on 4

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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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