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Mon 16 Dec 2019

TWAL boss: We need to keep up momentum

TWAL boss: We need to keep up momentum

What a year it had been and how quickly did it go? For trucking there is the good, the bad and the ugly but things are improving and we need to look on the bright...

John takes up fight for older drivers

John takes up fight for older drivers

Dubbo long-haul veteran is lobbying to bring licencing restrictions for MC holders in NSW in line with other states.

Fri 13 Dec 2019

NHVR and NTI join forces for rest stop campaign

NHVR and NTI join forces for rest stop campaign

NTI’s General Manager Janelle Greene said over-crowding at rest areas was a major problem in managing fatigue at this time of year.

McColl’s Transport links with brewery giant to help farmers

McColl’s Transport links with brewery giant to help farmers

A pilot program is underway which will see free non-potable water delivered to farms in Queensland and NSW.

Uphire impressed with new X-Way by IVECO

Uphire impressed with new X-Way by IVECO

Compared to earlier Euro 5 Cursor engines, the new variants deliver an 80 per cent reduction in nitrogen oxides.

Fatigue blitz shows more truckies doing the right thing

Fatigue blitz shows more truckies doing the right thing

NHVR encouraged by results of a nationwide operation that saw 4096 drivers checked over eight days.

Transport operators forced to pass port costs on to customer

Transport operators forced to pass port costs on to customer

With little legal protection, and operating from within a largely monopolistic environment, freight carriers bear the brunt of stevedore surcharges.

Meikawheel is a smart choice

Meikawheel is a smart choice

Alloy wheels are the ideal solution and Meikawheel, made by China’s Shandong Meika Wheel Company and sold here by Meikawheel Australia, are among the best in the...

Thu 12 Dec 2019

Updates on Cunningham and Pacific highways

Updates on Cunningham and Pacific highways

THE Cunningham Highway will remain closed into next week according to a spokesman from Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Isuzu launches aggresive new sales strategy

Isuzu launches aggresive new sales strategy

Despite its unparalleled 30-year domination of the truck market in Australia, Isuzu isn’t resting on its laurels.

6 trucking things to get along to in 2020

6 trucking things to get along to in 2020

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Truckie calls for this suggestion for roadside signage

Truckie calls for this suggestion for roadside signage

I’d like to offer a simple suggestion for Fatigue Management and drivers having the required rest on time with minimal stress of looking for a suitable location

Free driver training program starts in Queensland next year

Free driver training program starts in Queensland next year

A ground-breaking new skills program gets underway early next year that could end up being mandatory for all new truck drivers.

Government removes controversial truck sign after backlash

Government removes controversial truck sign after backlash

There was widespread outrage after our story about a sign asking truckies to turn off their engines so nearby residents could sleep - authorities have listened.

Scott Buchholz: New trucks will attract new drivers

Scott Buchholz: New trucks will attract new drivers

Assistant Minister says new trucks will help attract new workforce after Volvo XXL cab test-drive

Lew shares fond memories

Lew shares fond memories

Lew Couper, legendary former president of the Australian Livestock Transporters Association and foundation member of the Transport Hall of Fame, reflects on almost...

Hino has more than just trucks

Hino has more than just trucks

IF EVER there was an Australian truck brand whose executives were basking in the glow of success, it might just be Hino.

ANTARs key to the Snowy Mountains

ANTARs key to the Snowy Mountains

ALONG with other nationally significant projects such as the Overland Telegraph Line and the Trans-Continental Railway, the Snowy Mountains Scheme is one of...

Kenworth defies trend with bumper sales in November

Kenworth defies trend with bumper sales in November

THE November new truck sales data shows the industry managed to achieve over 3,000 sales again in a calendar month, however, numbers were still well down on the...

Wed 11 Dec 2019

Irish truckies unite  to help our farmers

Irish truckies unite to help our farmers

Irish truckies are rallying again to help our drought-stricken farmers, this time in south-east Queensland.

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