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RMS Investigate NSW Oversize Load Incident

An incident that happened at the entrance to Newcastle Link Road is being investigated by NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) when an oversized load became wedged on an off-ramp. The heavy haulage truck was carrying a pressure vessel when

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NHVR Launch Probe Following Truck Fires

A probe has been launched by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) following a number of truck fires starting in the engine bay of prime movers over the past year. The NHVR said a spate of high profile incidents have

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Residents Frustrated at Trucks Trudging Past The Homes

Brisbane residents along Mt Warren Boulevard have had enough of large trucks shaking them up and cutting up the asphalt road as they carry concrete and quarry materials to building sites. The trucks were forced to reroute in 2017 due

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3 Truck Collision on Bruce Highway, Sunshine Coast Causes Major Traffic Delays

Commuters were left frustrated after a multi-vehicle crash caused huge delays on the Bruce Highway on the Sunshine Coast recently. The route to the city was affected after the crash which caused slow traffic between Bells Creek and Roys Road.

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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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NHVR Highlights the Benefit of Clean Trucks

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) recently highlighted the benefits of a clean truck including the importance of a clean chassis/suspension and other underpinnings. In the message, the regulator detailed a case from August 2014 when a driver of a

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Company Defends Autonomous Trucks After Crash

Fortescue Metals Group has defended its autonomous trucks after one of the vehicles was involved in a crash on the Pilbara at the Christmas Creek mine. The autonomous truck reversed into a stationary truck. There were no injuries. The company

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Blitz Targets Defective Truck and Dog Combinations

A compliance operation between NSW Police and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) targeting truck and dog combinations was conducted on February 1st. A number of issues were identified with 1 driver being caught for breaches and a number of vehicles

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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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Truck Rollover Prompts Blitz on Sydney Transport Company

A truck rollover involving a concrete truck has led to a major compliance operation at a transport company in Sydney’s Rosehill suburb. The incident happened on Thursday 3 January 2019 when a fully loaded concrete truck was traveling north along

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