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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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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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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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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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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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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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