LAS VEGAS, NV — The leaders of Mack Trucks made a bold move at the 2014 ConExpo-Con/Agg event in Las Vegas Tuesday night when they unveiled their new logo, which reflects the company’s evolution over the years.
The modern logo features the iconic Mack Bulldog symbol poised above the Mack word mark, along with a new tagline, "Born Ready."
"Because of everything we've been working on over the last few years, we really had to take a fresh set of eyes to look at the brand," Stephen Roy, president, Mack Trucks North American sales and marketing, told Heavy Duty Trucking. "It was time to clean the brand message up and the brand logo as well, so it's really aligned with where our strategy is today."
Since 2010, $64 million has been invested in the Hagerstown, MD plant that produces all Mack engines and transmissions. Nearly $20 million has been invested over the same period in the Macungie, PA plant where all Mack trucks for North America and export are build. And in 2012, $10 million was dedicated to the expansion of the technical center in Greensboro, NC, the site of Mack product design, development and testing.
The new tagline, "Born Ready," is unveiled.
Mack dealers have also invested $300 million since 2010 in new facilities, more service bays, more technicians, expanded hours of service, and other ways to improve customer service.
Their spending led to new products and services such as the Mack mDrive automated manual transmission, innovative new suspensions, and Mack GuardDog Connect, an integrated connected vehicle solution that proactively increases uptime.
Roy says the recent investments and new brand identity will help the company get greater market share, including a renewed focus on the on-highway market.
"It allows us to have the conversation with the customer of who Mack is and what Mack can do," Roy said. "We have a good foundation product today, and we continue to invest in support and future products that will allow us to be a bigger player in the highway segment."
It’s quite gutsy to tinker with a brand as strong as Mack’s and the decision wasn’t taken lightly.
"The Mack bulldog hood ornament has been around for 80-something years – that hasn't changed," Roy said. "It's just positioned in a more modern way, that showcases the strength Mack has, the direction Mack is going, and ties the emblem in with the truck, with all of our literature, our web portals, our business cards, into this new fresh modern look."
The new logo was designed with a global perspective. Mack has the advantage of being an American brand with the global resources of parent company Volvo AB, so research was done to ensure that the new brand identity resonated with customers in other parts of the world such as Australia, South America and parts of Africa.
Source: Today's Trucking
A Victorian truck driver has appeared in court charged over a crash that killed four members of one family.
27-year-old Jobandeep Gill, of Noble Park, appeared at the Melbourne Magistrates Court today and did not apply for bail.
37-year-old Stephen Beckett, his wife Jade, aged 33, were killed in the rural town of Catani on Friday morning, along with six-year-old Ella and two-year-old William.
The sole survivor was a nine-year-old boy, who suffered superficial injures.
Gill is charged with four counts of culpable driving causing death, four counts of dangerous driving causing death, one count of reckless conduct endangering life and one count of failing to stop at a stop sign.
He was remanded in custody and the case was adjourned for a filing hearing at the same court on Thursday.
Gill was released from hospital on Saturday.
Mr Altintop told reporters outside court his client was in shock.
'He's finding it tough,' Mr Altintop said.
'He's still in shock about the whole circumstances. I'm sure he's not feeling too great about it, it's tragic.
'He's trying to hold up as much as he can.
'How would anybody else feel in the circumstances? I don't think anyone would feel too good.'
Mr Altintop said Gill had been a truck driver for some years.
Source: sky NEWS
What’s a truck show without a concept truck? This year’s International Truck, Trailer and Equipment Show in Melbourne on April 3-6 will have the Revolution Innovation concept vehicle from Freightliner taking pride of place in the Daimler pavilion. The truck will be part of the festivities to celebrate 25 years of Freightliner in Australia.
The concept truck was first displayed at the Mid America Truck Show in Louisville, Kentucky a couple of years ago. It was build to show what could be done to the standard conventional cab in the future. It features a rear access door in the rear wall of the cabin and does away with the passenger seat, substituting with auxiliary seating along the back wall of the cab, able to turn into a bunk.
One of the key elements of the design is aerodynamics, the drooping bonnet provides a clean airflow over the front of the truck and side rearview cameras do away with the need for mirrors. The wraparound windscreen and clean cabin sides further improve aerodynamic performance.
The cabin interior is designed as a roomy day cab with provision for sleeping if required. Of course, the truck comes with full connectivity. There is an integrated tablet device in the cabin to control a number of functions and internet and entertainment connections included in the package. A full diagnostics, navigation and communication system is accessible in the cabin.
One of the fuel saving devices included in the design is a second drive axle which disconnects from the driveline at cruising speeds. This serves to reduce fuel consumption by reducing drag on the driveline when a second drive axle is not required. The system automatically changes the truck over from 6×4 to 6×2 as and when required.
With no major new models on display from the truck manufacturers a display like the Revolution will have the kind of ‘wow’ factor show visitors will be looking for when they come in through the gates in the first week of April at the Melbourne Showground.
Source: Diesel News
The trucking industry has come a long way on improving its safety, but operators and industry groups need to cut through the static and explain the industry’s achievements to the public.
At Trucking Australia 2014, media and political experts Glenn Milne and Jannette Cotterell will share ideas that everyone in the industry can use to get the message out.
Trucking Australia 2014 will be held on Hamilton Island on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 June 2014.
Mr Milne and Ms Cotterell will also discuss how the ATA can get results from the ideas that delegates put forward at the event to improve safety and make trucking a healthy industry of choice. Those ideas will feed into the ATA’s strategic plan, which sets out its lobbying, communications and research priorities.
Jannette Cotterell is the managing director of Executive Counsel Australia, a non-politically aligned advocacy firm that is highly regarded by all sides of politics.
Glenn Milne has covered Canberra politics for more than two decades, including as the political editor of The Australian, the Seven network and News Ltd’s Sunday newspapers.
“The trucking industry’s reputation has been under media pressure this year, with the so-called Four Corners ‘expos?’ of truck maintenance and the Cootes saga,” Mr Milne said.
“In the case of Four Corners, the ATA showed the way with a pro-active response that acknowledged some industry problems but also put pressure back on the Government to play its part.
“At Trucking Australia 2014, I’ll discuss the art of managing media messages and how delegates can drive positive media engagement.”
Trucking Australia 2014 will also include the Kenworth Legends Luncheon, a barbecue hosted by BPW Transpec in the resort’s front street, and the presentation of the 2014 National Trucking Industry Awards at the ATA Foundation Sponsors Gala Awards Dinner.
Full delegate registration for Trucking Australia 2014 is only $475 (incl GST). Four star accommodation is available at the special event rate of only $270 per night (incl GST).
A new truck stop on the Sturt Highway in Victoria’s north-west has opened.
The $130,000 rest area located in Cullulleraine can accommodate two trucks up to B-double in size.
Minor works such as line marking and guidepost will be completed soon.
Victorian State MP for for Mildura Peter Crisp says truck drivers will no longer have to park on the side of the highway.
"The Sturt Highway is a major thoroughfare for trucks travelling between Sydney and Adelaide, with over 1,700 vehicles using this road each day," Crisp says.
"This project will greatly lessen the number of tired drivers being out on the road. The fewer fatigued truck drivers behind the wheel, the safer our roads are for everyone."
The project was funded under the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, which finances new rest areas and upgrades to existing sites.
TRUCK owners who pay thousands of dollars a week in road charges say all they want in return is a road they can use.
Owner-driver Bill Whitlock says he will not take his rig on Mata Road, inland from Tokomaru Bay, until something is done about its condition.
Fellow drivers Thomas Stone and Mark Devine, who each own four trucks, are right behind him — though they say Mata Road is not the only problem.
“The Ihungia Road-Tuakau Road link is another one not fit for purpose,” says Mr Devine.
“These are gravel roads that have surfaces so corrugated that they will bounce a truck from one side to the other or tip it right over.”
More than 100 log trucks travel up “The Mata” daily and Mr Whitlock says there are “near-misses” every day they are working.
“The vegetation at the side of the road is not even trimmed, so drivers have to radio ahead every couple of minutes to make sure no one is coming.”
Two weeks ago driver Dallas Hickey was killed when his loaded truck and trailer unit crashed on Ihungia Road and the three truck owners believe he will not be the last.
“There is just so much wrong with the roads . . . the dust gets so thick that when it rains, it turns into slippery sludge,” says Mr Stone.
They are among drivers who regularly complain to Gisborne District Council about road conditions and, while contracting company HEB Construction sends graders to smooth the surface, they say more work is needed to keep the roads safe.
In recent days they have concentrated their efforts, complaining to Labour MP Moana Mackey and approaching GDC as a group. They say they want:
• A grader allocated to the area full-time.
• A water cart to help keep the dust down.
• Corrugations in the road “knocked off” and a regular rolling programme established.
• Potholes fixed.
• Vegetation trimmed, particularly at blind corners.
Council land transport manager Dave Hadfield says he is sympathetic to the truck owners’ complaints but while “some relief is on the way”, all of their requests can’t be catered for.
“Our maintenance contractors have finally received from Australia new grading blades that are especially designed to remove corrugations,” he says.
“The blades were installed on Monday and, with the grader working on Ihungia Road yesterday, the feedback we got is that they are a big improvement and are removing the corrugations as we speak.”
However, Mr Hadfield admits the grading is only a remedial measure beecause rain is required to allow heavy metalling on the roads.
He says there is simply not enough money to fund the range of maintenance strategies suggested by truck owners.
“The East Coast roading network, in particular, is under severe maintenance demands from landowners wanting to benefit from strong wood prices.
“This ‘wood rush’ is placing additional demands on Tauwhareparae, Fernside, Tutamoe, Makarika, Whakaangiangi and Glenroy roads as well.”
In the longer term, Mr Hadfield says that if any further work is to be done, it will be a question of who pays.
“As any increases in maintenance levels have to be funded, the operators will need to make a submission to the council’s annual plan process, which will start in March.
“Then the council can consider whether these should be funded by the landowners by increased rates, or by the transport operators by increasing maintenance costs on their vehicles.
“It will be a difficult conversation.”
The truck owners say they are already paying for useable roads.
Mark Devine says in a “good week” he will pay up to $5000 a week, per rig, in road user charges and believes that should fund a road fit for purpose.
“We are not talking small change here . . . our vehicles can be worth up to half a million dollars each and they are just getting shaken to bits,” he says.
“Driving that road ripped the bonnet stays out of my rig the other day. This is really affecting our businesses.”
“It’s not just for our own sakes,” says Bill Whitlock.
“What about people who live up there, like farmers?
“They are taking their lives into their hands every day and someone is going to come off badly.”
Source: The Gisborne Herald
ONE person has died and at least one other has been seriously injured in a crash involving two trucks near Serpentine, about 60km south of the city.
The crash happened just after 10.30am on Karnup Road in Serpentine.
Initial information from the scene suggests two trucks, a cement truck and a road train, are involved in the crash.
It appears the trucks collided, forcing the road train off the single lane sealed road and the cement truck to tip on its side.
The scene of a fatal crash between two trucks on Karnup Road, Serpentine. Pictures Jordan Shields
It was not a head-on collision.
Firefighters from Armadale and Rockingham and paramedics are also at the scene.
At least one person was taken from the crash site by St John Ambulance with lights and sirens activated.
One person is dead and a second seriously injured after a collision between two trucks on Karnup Road, Serpentine. Picture Jordan Shields
FOURTH DEATH IN JUST OVER 24 HOURS
One person is dead and second seriously injured after a collision beween two trucks on Karnup Road, Serpentine. Picture Jordan Shields
The death is the fourth fatality on WA country roads in just over 24 hours.
The latest road death comes after three people died yesterday within hours of each other in horrific circumstances.
A pregnant teenager from Corrigin, 19-year-old Shona Leigh Caley, was killed when the car she was travelling in rolled near Brookton early yesterday on the way to Perth.
Late yesterday a 54-year-old Kalgoorlie man and his 21-year-old son were killed when they were sitting at a railway crossing on Great Eastern Highway and were slammed from behind by a semi-trailer. A truck driver has been charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing death.
Source: Perth Now News
THE trucks from Rocky's Own Transport are about to become video stars.
The trucking company will have their trucks featured in an animated video as a sponsor of the Safety Truck.
The Safety Truck exhibition will soon travel around Australia and will have animated versions of Rocky Own's Transport and Simon National Carriers included in their video display.
Australian Trucking Association's corporate relations manager Steve Power said industry support was a vital part of keeping the Safety Truck running.
"With the Safety Truck, we help other road users share the road safely with heavy vehicles, as well as showing them the integral role trucks fill in our community."
Rocky's Own Transport CEO Bryan Smith said it was essential for the industry to support programs like the Safety Truck.
"We work very hard to be a safe, compliant business," Mr Smith said.
"I saw the Safety Truck and thought this was a great opportunity to be part of doing something positive for our industry and the community.
"I strongly encourage other operators to get behind the Safety Truck - we need to provide some balance and show that the vast majority of our industry really do care about doing things right," he said.
For more information or to request a Safety Truck visit, head to safetytruck.com.au.
TRUCKIES' TOP SAFETY TIPS
Avoid blind spots. Truck drivers use their mirrors to see surrounding traffic. Sitting too close to the left passenger door or too close behind the truck may mean the driver doesn't know you're there.
Do not cut in front of trucks. Truck drivers leave a large gap between their vehicle and the car in front. But don't cut in - because of a truck's size and weight, it needs almost twice as much room to brake as a car.
Dip your high beams early when coming up behind a truck. A truck's mirrors don't have an anti-glare position.
Source: The Morning Bulletin
Australian trucking company Cootes Transport is facing New South Wales (NSW) road ban after hundreds of safety defects were found in its trucks, local media reported on Thursday.
NSW Roads and Maritime Services has given Cootes Transport 14 days to explain why it should not be deregistered, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
In October 2013, a Cootes' fuel tanker crashed on Mona Vale Road in Sydney's north, killing two people and injuring five others.
NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay has recently called for all Cootes' trucks that travel on NSW roads to be re-inspected after problems were found in a number of trucks during routine checks, local media reports said.
Gay told State Parliament on Thursday that of about 320 trucks inspected, only 179 had not received a formal warning.
"I have lost confidence in this company as an operator of dangerous goods movements on NSW roads," he told Parliament.
"I want unsafe trucks off NSW roads."
"The community deserves to feel safe on our roads and this blatant disregard for safety will not be tolerated," he added.
Source: Global Times
At the point where the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is coming in for heavy criticism over the debacle caused by the botched handover of permit issuing duties from the states, a chink of light and a genuine improvement from the national law pops its head up. The timing may be just a bit too well planned, but the NHVR have announced truck drivers will no longer be legally obliged to carry proof of accreditation for mass or maintenance management schemes.
The NHVR have announced the Transport and Infrastructure Council has asked the National Transport Commission (NTC) to prepare an amendment to the Heavy Vehicle National Law, to remove clauses requiring drivers to carry documents proving enrolment in accreditation schemes.
Importantly, the NHVR has issued instructions for roadside officers to cease enforcing the requirement forthwith. It has informed the state and territory road transport authorities they are not to enforce sections 468 and 470(2)(b) of the national law, against drivers or operators, in relation to the carriage of documents for mass management or maintenance management.
The original instructions talked about issuing warnings until March 10 before enforcing the requirements but the NHVR now believes there is no safety issue arising and sees no merit in seeking to enforce these requirements until ministers and Parliament have had an opportunity to consider the proposed amendment.
The NHVR points out the rules for basic fatigue management (BFM) and advanced fatigue management (AFM) remain the same. Drivers must still carry and produce on demand all the relevant documents which show that they have been trained and inducted in these two safety-related management schemes.
This change may be the first tangible change truck drivers will notice, arising from the shift to the NHVR. It comes as a welcome relief for the regulator, which has been fielding flak from many directions as the permit issuing system remains in flux and trucking operators sit and wait for permission to move loads.
Source: Diesel News
Police stop heavy vehicles as part of Operation Steel 6.
POLICE and RMS Inspectors have issued 79 defect notices during day one of Operation Steel 6, targeting vehicle standards, load restraints and speed, across the heavy vehicle industry.
The joint operation, which started Monday March, 3, involves trucks being identified for inspection across all major Sydney roads and taken to RMS Safety Stations for further checks.
In addition to overheight vehicle detection, police have been targeting heavy vehicles carrying shipping containers, scrap metal and trailers with taut liner/side curtains, ensuring they meet safety standards and comply with regulations.
During day one, 168 trucks and trailers were inspected by police and RMS officers with 79 defects being issued.
Four heavy vehicles were identified and received major grounded defect notices. Another 11 major defects and 63 minor defects were identified on subsequent vehicles.
Of the major faults identified, 69 were for brake issues, 45 for body and chassis faults, 48 for ancillary equipment, 20 for oil and fuel leaks and five for exhaust and noise.
Police further breath tested 138 drivers and issued 76 infringement notices.
Operation Steel 6 will run until Friday (March, 7), with police and RMS inspectors as part of the Joint Heavy Vehicle Taskforce.
Source: Big Rigs
Kmart national transport manager says men need to welcome women into the industry.
Bowden (not pictured) says men need to welcome women into the transport and logistics industry.
Closing the gender imbalance gap within the transport and logistics industry starts with men recognising and welcoming women, according to one of the industry’s leading females.
Kmart National Transport Manager Michelle Bowden says little has changed during the 12 years she’s been involved in the industry.
Speaking at yesterday’s International Women’s Day breakfast organised by the Queensland Trucking Association (QTA), Bowden tells ATN the industry can be "harsh and egoistical".
"Guys, like girls, don’t know everything so if they don’t know how to develop and welcome females into their business then there are plenty of us out there who are happy to help. All they need to do is ask," Bowden says.
"Men have a critical role in recognising and developing women. They need to welcome and develop females into supply chain – it’s probably not the most welcoming place but they have the role because they are the dominant sex in this industry."
International Women’s day is on March 8, and Bowden says the event is a time to reflect where women are in the transport and logistics sector. She says the ratio of women compared to men is moving "very slowly".
"If it keeps going the way that we are we’ll only maybe grow by an extra 2 per cent and that’s clearly not good enough," she says.
NTC to prepare amendments to national regulations to end need for drivers of accredited trucking firms to carry documents
The legislative changes will benefit trucking companies enrolled in the mass and maintenance accreditation schemes.
Changes to the law governing national heavy vehicle regulations are on the cards to ease the paperwork burden on drivers and operators of accredited trucks.
The National Transport Commission (NTC) has been given the task of preparing amendments to the Heavy Vehicle National Law to remove clauses requiring drivers to carry documents relating to their employers enrolment in the ‘mass’ or ‘maintenance’ management accreditation schemes.
Trucking operators are currently liable if a driver fails to keep the documents on hand or return the documents if they change jobs.
The country’s transport ministers agreed to remove the requirement as part of efforts to cut the amount of paperwork the industry needs to deal with on a regular basis.
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has already issued instructions to state and territory transport authorities to not enforce the requirement for drivers to carry documents for mass management or maintenance management.
Specifically, authorities have been told not to request or require drivers to produce the documents at the roadside and to not issue any sanctions if a driver is not carrying the documents.
The NHVR previously instructed officers to issue warnings about a failure to carry the relevant documents until March 10.
"The new instructions replace that approach," it says in a statement.
"The rules for basic fatigue management (BFM) and advanced fatigue management (AFM) remain the same. Drivers must still carry and produce on demand all the relevant documents which show that they have been trained and inducted in these two safety-related management schemes."
THE WA farming community has banded together to help farmers in Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia who are struggling with drought conditions.
A hay drive has been organised by two inspirational Esperance farmers, Sam Starcevich and Anne Bell, and the pair have received donations of hay, trucks, time and money from throughout WA.
Ms Starcevich and Ms Bell heard about the plight of farmers in the east and having been in similar situations, wanted to do something to help.
Ms Bell said she first had an idea that they should be doing something when she was baling hay with her husband at the end of last year.
"I really felt then that we needed to do something," she said.
"We have had a few good years in a row and we have a backlog of hay and we actually cut more than we had anticipated last year.
"It started out as a simple idea but then thinking about the logistics of getting it over there was a big challenge.
"I was then put in touch with Sam who was trying to do the same thing and we got together and had a chat and started on this journey."
Ms Bell said that in times like this it was important that the agricultural community banded together.
"We just wanted to let them know they are not alone," she said.
"We have all been in that situation and we wanted to do something that would make a difference.
"If something like this makes the difference to able to keep core stock then its worth it."
Ms Bell and Ms Starcevich were put in touch with Brendan Farrell, a NSW truck driver who organised the Burrumbuttock to Bourke hay run in early February.
Mr Farrell has helped with contacts and the logistics of getting the hay across the border.
The women set up a Facebook page in early February and have already received more than 1500 likes and countless offers of help, from people donating hay and trucks, to money donations for fuel for the journey.
Ms Bell said since then they have had an amazing response.
"We have 700 bales to date, but we are hoping for 1000 and are aiming for between 18 and 20 trucks to make the trip," she said.
The first three road trains are set to leave from Jerdacuttup on the last weekend in March.
They will then join the other trucks along the way and pick up hay in Esperance and Salmon Gums before heading across the border to arrive at Bourke, NSW, on April 4.
They will be sourcing hay until March 5 and were calling on anyone to donate their trucks to transport the hay.
Money donations for fuel were also possible through the Rotary Club of Sydney.
See the Farmers Across Borders, Hay from WA Facebook page for more details or contact Anne Bell on 9075 1118 or Sam Starcevich on 9076 0031 for more information
Source: The Land
Within the next 20 years, the volume of freight carried in large trucks on major roads in Sydney and NSW will have doubled. According to the state government's projections, the volume of freight on the Hume Highway, now called the M31, will increase from about 30,000 kilotonnes a year to about 60,000 by 2031. On the Pacific Highway from Hornsby to Newcastle, now called the M1, the volume of freight will increase from 20,000 kilotonnes a year to almost 40,000. There are similar projections for the Great Western Highway near Penrith, the Princes Highway near Sutherland, and the Sturt Highway east of Mildura. On holidays, en route to work, on the way to visit family, we will all be driving alongside a lot more trucks.
There are some who think the state's growing freight task should be accommodated by loading a greater share of goods and commodities onto freight trains instead of trucks. Certainly the state and federal governments can do better than the sorry achievements of previous governments in this regard. The previous state Labor government set ambitious targets for the proportion of freight moved by rail, and then did little to achieve those targets.
But realistically, there is little hope that even significant investments in freight rail will cause it to assume a substantially higher share of the state's freight burden. It should, but it is unlikely. Less than 40 per cent of the state's freight movements are by train, and it is only this high because of the coal industry. More than 70 per cent of the state's largest transportable commodity - coal - is moved by rail, thanks to the relative efficiency of the Newcastle logistics chain. But rail moves almost no building products in the state, no motor vehicles, no sugar, livestock, hardly any meat products and almost no forestry products. It is hard to see that situation changing substantially.
So it is imperative that the roads we will share with a sharply rising number of trucks are made as safe as possible. If driving next to a heavy vehicle can be uncomfortable, it is also relatively dangerous. In the past five years, according to the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics, the number of monthly road deaths has fallen from a trend figure of about 120 to about 100 across the country. But in the same period, the number of deaths caused by articulated or heavy rigid trucks has remained relatively stable.
All of which makes the rolling revelations about truck safety along the Australian east coast cause for alarm. Since the fatal crash at Mona Vale in October, tankers owned by Cootes Transport, the largest fuel tanker fleet in Australia, have been repeatedly hauled off the roads for major defects. The NSW Police and Roads and Maritime Services have since charged Cootes with more than 300 offences.
The enthusiasm of the authorities - the RMS and Police - to inspect Cootes and other trucking operators since the October crash is welcome. But it also raises the question: what were our regulators doing before they were stung into action? If so many faults are now being discovered, how was Cootes allowed to get away with it for so long?
These concerns are not mere matters for the history books. Responsibility for regulating heavy vehicles - though not necessarily inspecting them - has this year shifted to a new national regulator. The early performance of that regulator is not encouraging. As the Herald recently reported, the national regulator continues to allow Cootes drivers to operate for 14-hour shifts as opposed to 12 hours for the rest of the industry, because of a concession it gained before the revelations about its unsafe fleet. How can this be appropriate? The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has also proven incapable of taking over truck registrations from state authorities in the past two weeks - the states have had to step back in to take on the job.
These early signs from the national regulator are not promising. But they are only early signs. The authorities must maintain the same vigilance in regard to trucking safety that they have since Cootes' October crash. The problem cannot be allowed to fall into the cracks between the national regulatory regime and the state-based inspection authorities. With so many extra trucks on the road in the next decade, we cannot afford to wait for the next tragedy to actively check how safe they are.
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald