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  • Access government assistance, businesses told

    Queensland small businesses affected by flooding are encouraged to check if they are eligible for government financial assistance.Small Business Minister Jann Stuckey says small businesses could be eligible for concessional loans of up to $250,000 unde...
  • Fire causes traffic chaos on Monash

    A truck fire caused commuter chaos in Melbourne's south-east this morning. A truck driver pulled over on Monash Freeway in Mulgrave at 7:30am (AEDT) when he noticed smoke coming from his engine. He had just gotten out to investigate when the cabin erupt...
  • Consensus split on Coroner's Burnley Tunnel findings

    Charred remains: A crushed car hangs off the front of a semi-trailer truck after the 2007 disaster. (Photo: David Caird) VicRoads has welcomed the Coroner's recommendations after a fatal fiery crash in the Burnley Tunnel in 2007. State Coroner Jenni...
  • Sleep apnoea rife among truckies, court told

    ABOUT half of Australia's long-haul truck drivers suffer from sleep apnoea, a condition that puts some at risk of falling asleep at the wheel, the NSW Coroner's Court has heard. See your ad here The revelation came at an inquest into the death...
  • Floods hit truck firm with only three out of 140 on the road

    Bryan Smith – the CEO of Rocky’s Own Transport. contributed contributed FLOODWATER has damaged business for one of Australia's most reliable trucking companies. Rocky's Own Transport, one of the most safety-focused trucking companies in Australia,...
  • Trucks advised to use New England Highway

    Heavy vehicles are advised to travel to Queensland via the New England Highway due to the recent floods and road closures still in place in New South Wales.Summerland Way is open but the increased traffic volumes and changed traffic conditions are causi...
  • WA warning on dangerous goods transport

    An ongoing Western Australia Police operation backed by the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) in the Wheatbelt District has resulted in a warning to the transport and logistics industry on dangerous goods compliance. Police gave details of two i...
  • B-triples are great for the industry

    SAFE: B-triple rigs are stable and safe. Bureaucrats would do well to have a run in one for a day or so - and see some crazy car drivers. IT MIGHT be a case of dipping just one toe in the water, but the NSW government took a tentative step towards im...
  • Rizzo steps down after 35 years with Paccar

    Paccar Australia stalwart Joe Rizzo is retiring after 35 years of outstanding service, the company says.Rizzo, who has been managing director of Paccar Australia since 2007, will stand down from the role in March.US-based Paccar owns the Kenworth and DAF...
  • National truck regulations one step closer

    Australia’s first national heavy vehicle regulator, NHVR, opened for business today, initially managing NHVAS accreditation and PBS design and vehicle approvals. Later in 2013, once the Heavy Vehicle National Law is in place in the majority of st...
  • National transport red tape cut

    NEW trucking and rail regulators will open for business, slashing red tape for transport operators, the federal government says. The new national heavy vehicle regulator based in Brisbane and the new Adelaide-based national rail safety regulator will s...
  • Ships of the desert stranded on roadside

    A trailer loaded with camels was left beside a Darling Downs highway for several hours during the weekend's heatwave, prompting a barrage of calls to police. Concerns were raised on Saturday morning when 18 camels were left at the Charlton truck stop ...
  • Motorists advised a 'supersized truck' will stop traffic

                    MOTORISTS are advised a 'super long' truck will cause significant delays on the Pacific Hwy between Coffs Harbour and Grafton next month. The 90-metre long oversized load is being transported from Coffs Harbour to S...
  • Truck driver faces trial over fatality

    DEVASTATING IMPACT: The truck driver involved in this fatal accident on the Princes Highway has been directed to stand trial. A TRUCK driver has been directed to stand trial following a fatal collision at Buckley. Steffan Crabbe, ...
  • Classic cars collected by truck trailer

    Pictures: Classic cars collected by truck trailer A Corio family's 1950s dream cars have been written off after a stray truck trailer careered into the front yard of their Thompson road home this morning. Resident Sooz  Mann s...
  • Cyclist, passengers injured after truck and bus collide

    Six people have been taken to hospital after a crash involving a truck, a bus and a group of cyclists at one of Adelaide's major intersections. The accident happened at the crossing of Anzac Highway and Greenhill Road at Keswick about 7:45am. A cyclis...
  • Another freight company fined for speed limiter tampering

    The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) says a freight company has been found guilty of tampering with a heavy vehicle speed limiter and fined $8,000. “In July 2012 Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) inspectors discovered the company had been oper...
  • Truckie allegedly 60kmh over speed limit near Moonbi

    A truck driver's been banned from driving for six months and fined thousands of dollars after he was allegedly caught doing more than 60km/h over the speed limit. Police stopped the vehicle just north of Moonbi, near Tamworth, on the New England Highwa...
  • Charge over fatal Karratha crash

    A 43-year-old Karratha man has been charged over a crash that claimed the life of a 41-year-old on Monday. The truck driver was travelling along North West Coastal Highway near Karratha when his vehicle collided with a Toyota Hilux about 5pm. The Toyo...
  • Truckie calls for 'danger money' after watching mate die

    Driver Steven Corcoran says driving on the Bruce Highway is akin to playing Russian Roulette. Daily Mercury MOMENTS after they drank coffee together, truck driver Steven Corcoran watched his mate and colleague David Barrett die on the Bruce Hwy. Sinc...

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