Big Rigs Columns

Tue 29 Oct 2019

DID YOU KNOW: Paying a fine stays on record

DID YOU KNOW: Paying a fine stays on record

"It's fair to say that your logbook will almost certainly be reviewed by a police officer or compliance officer on a regular basis.”

Fri 27 Sep 2019

A strong voice for our industry

A strong voice for our industry

GOVERNMENT policies for our industry are inadequate.

Wed 25 Sep 2019

Nine laws reduced to just one

Nine laws reduced to just one

IN NOVEMBER last year, the NHVR released the National Compliance and Enforcement Policy.

Tue 24 Sep 2019

You are not helping, mate

You are not helping, mate

SHEPPARTON had an outdoor and caravan show recently, so we thought we'd toddle along and spend the day dreaming of what we could never afford to own.

Mon 23 Sep 2019

Let them do what they want

Let them do what they want

I READ with interest that the Victorian Government was concerned with banning Paddock Girls from the Moto Grand Prix and Octagon Girls from the UFC.

Thu 12 Sep 2019

Why can’t under-25s get insurance to drive rigs?

Why can’t under-25s get insurance to drive rigs?

HOW many times have we all heard or wondered this? We have been asked this question many times and the answer to the question is the same every time. They can.

Mon 9 Sep 2019

You are not 'just' a truckie

You are not 'just' a truckie

SO MANY of those employed in the transport industry, especially truck drivers, are multi-skilled professionals and they need to see themselves as such.

Tue 27 Aug 2019

Tragic SA accident adds new weight to argument

Tragic SA accident adds new weight to argument

WHEN does it stop? When does the rushing to judgement stop and independent accident investigation begin in our industry?

Thu 15 Aug 2019

Dodgy bosses must be accountable for actions

Dodgy bosses must be accountable for actions

Companies are on notice from the TWU, if they make a decision that leads to workers not being paid the correct wage, then they have engaged in wage theft.

Tue 13 Aug 2019

Stone Hedge comes at a cost

Stone Hedge comes at a cost

BIG Rigs contributor Graham Harsant (better known as Kermie) shares what he's been up to in Life With Kermie.

Mon 12 Aug 2019

You bought it, we brought it

You bought it, we brought it

IT HAS has long been admitted that we have an image problem in this country but what have we done to make a lasting impact to change this?

Fri 2 Aug 2019

Truck drivers are keeping Australia moving

Truck drivers are keeping Australia moving

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian spoke on radio and brushed off the worry of drivers by suggesting that at tax time drivers can get their expenses back.

Thu 1 Aug 2019

We can't afford to lose our role models

We can't afford to lose our role models

AS WE move into the latter part of the year, all the buzz has died down from IWD and the stridency and clamour about #MeToo has almost disappeared.

Wed 31 Jul 2019

Kermie remembers mate Bob

Kermie remembers mate Bob

"It was almost impossible to comprehend, as a couple of days before we'd been sitting at his home, laughing and quaffing our usual scotches and bourbons.”

Fri 19 Jul 2019

We need truckies to join in the fight

We need truckies to join in the fight

FOR those on the road, fuel costs have increased, tolls have increased, the cost of doing business has increased, yet the rates no longer reflect those costs.

Fri 12 Jul 2019

ATA delivers ideas and skills

ATA delivers ideas and skills

Delegates will have the opportunity to embrace new ideas while developing and maintaining real skills.

Fri 21 Jun 2019

TMC is the time to embrace new ideas

TMC is the time to embrace new ideas

FOR more than 20 years, the ATA and PACCAR and its dealer network have collaborated to present the annual Technical and Maintenance Conference.

Thu 20 Jun 2019

Jacq's Texas trip: Peterbilts were a highlight

Jacq's Texas trip: Peterbilts were a highlight

ALMOST everyone in the industry has been in Brisbane for what I believe was a truly spectacular show, where the Brisbane Truck Show organisers outdid themselves

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Even losers can be winners: Kermie

Even losers can be winners: Kermie

MY GAMBLING addiction extends about as far as buying a lotto ticket of a Saturday night.

Tue 18 Jun 2019

Give multi-combos a chance to help us compete

Give multi-combos a chance to help us compete

THE annual freight task in Australia is about 750 billion tonne kilometres and growing at about five per cent year on year.

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