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Tackling the Growing Truck Driver Health Crisis

An interesting article on Fleetowner.com highlighted the importance of physical fitness for truck drivers, given the mostly sedentary nature of the job which can cause weight gain. The post mentions Siphiwe Baleka who was once a champion swimmer for Yale

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Australian Trucking Association Focused on Fatigue

The Australian Trucking Association is hosting a program focused on fatigue in April as part of the Trucking Australia conference. The program titled ‘FatigueHACK’ will involve an event bringing together software developers, designers, industry experts, researchers, regulators and truck drivers

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Bringing Back Courtesy in Trucking

With the hope of bringing back comradery to the trucking industry, driver Doug Kirby started ‘Wave at a Truckie Day’. The initiative took place on the 22 November and has been described as a simple and ingenious way of bringing

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ATA’s TruckSafe Animal Welfare Component TruckCare, Gets a Name Change

The ATA has changed the name of it’s TruckSafe animal welfare component, from TruckCare to the Animal Welfare Module. TruckSafe National Manager Justin Fleming, explained that this is to better suit the overall focus of the module. The module is

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Heavy Vehicle Crashes Rise Over Past Three Years

According to the latest Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) figures, the number of fatal crash numbers involving heavy articulated and rigid trucks has risen over the last 3 years. The figures show a 1.6 per cent year

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ATA Release New Technical Advisory Procedure (TAP)

The Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) Industry Technical Council (ITC), has developed and released a new technical advisory on certified load restraint curtain systems (CLRC). The technical advisory, which was designed to fill in the gaps in information left in the

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Tougher Chain of Responsibility Urged at Australasian Road Safety Conference

Toll, the trucking titan has detailed measures it believes will help improve safety and save lives on Australian roads. According to the company’s Sarah Jones, tougher chain of responsibility enforcement is one of the ways we can improve road safety

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What You Should Know About New Container Weight Regulations

As of 1 July 2016 regulatiions for container weight verifications in the shipping industry will be amended to reflect amendments to the International Safety of Life at Sea Convention, approved by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). The AMSA says changes

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Police Crack Down on Trucking in Southern NSW

A police crackdown on the trucking industry in Southern NSW has yielded some unacceptable results with a high number of defect notices, traffic infringement notices and charges being issued. The police in NSW embarked on a 3 day operation targeting

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