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  • Concrete pieces tossed at motorists from Western Ring Rd overpass in Fawkner

    A RETIRED truck driver who was doing a favour for a mate was lucky to escape death when a piece of concrete weighing up to 15kg was thrown at his vehicle. Albert Coleman, 68, was driving along the Western Ring Rd in Fawkner when the concrete piece s...
  • Corrupt SA police officer is spared jail

    TIMOTHY David Austin wore his police uniform with pride as he "fastidiously" enforced South Australian laws. But his career is now over after he illegally accessed personal information for his brother-in-law for his debt-collecting business - informat...
  • Council backs floating boom gate invention

    Gladstone Regional Council has thrown its support behind a local inventor who has developed a floating boom gate. Miriam Vale man David Bagnall came up with the idea to attach a floating boom to both sides of the road, so the gate automatically closes ...
  • Jobless truckie AMH inherits unknown father's estate worth $350,000

    AN UNEMPLOYED truck driver has been named sole heir of the father he never knew existed - a businessman and secret society member - and will inherit his $350,000 estate. He grew up believing he was one of his parent's three children, but he was reall...
  • Tax help for trucking businesses

    TRUCKING businesses affected by recent floods in Queensland will be given a tax break. Chief Executive Officer of the Queensland Trucking Association, Peter Garske said the association had secured the tax help. "After discussions with the industry, the ...
  • TruckSafe continues to grow

    The TruckSafe industry safety accreditation program has welcomed Formula Chemicals (NSW) as its newest accredited member. Formula Chemicals is one of Australia’s largest, privately owned chemical companies. Founded in 1973, Formula Chemicals prov...
  • Hume truck stop project fast-tracked

    The number of parking spaces for truck drivers along the Hume Freeway will triple by early next year. A third of the works have already been done as part of a $9 million project to expand six existing truck stops on the highway's southbound side. Bru...
  • Black and Clark in ATA poll

    The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has named two candidates for the position of owner driver representative on the organisation’s general council. They are Frank Black of Coopers Plains in Queensland, and Allan Clark of West Wyalong in New Sou...
  • MP joins trucking in push for fuel-based charging

    The trucking industry has won the backing of Katter’s Australian Party (KAP) for a switch to fuel-based charging for heavy vehicles.While policy makers have expressed interest in adopting mass-distance-location pricing for trucks, KAP leader Ray Hopp...
  • SA trucking company on path to growth

    Brothers (Lto R) Malcolm, Dale and Cary McNeill at their Greenfields warehouse. Picture: Calum Robertson. CELEBRATING 50 years in transport, the McNeill brothers from McNeill Logistics have found a secure niche in South Australian indu...
  • Trimble appoints new Regional Channel Sales Manager for ANZ

    Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) has announced the appointment of Mark Cuggy as Regional Channel Sales Manager for Australia and New Zealand. In his new role, Cuggy will be responsible for driving revenue growth across the ANZ region through ongoing support, ...
  • 350 tonne equipment still blocks Port Hedland road

    Traffic on the Great Northern Highway continues to be disrupted as engineers attempt to remove a 350 tonne piece of mining equipment that fell off a truck near Port Hedland. The accident occurred last week and involved a BHP Billiton boom conveyor bein...
  • Majura the key link in a B-triple grand plan

      A B-triple truck. Photo: Stephen Moynihan The federal government is paving the way for B-triple trucks hauling huge wind farm components from the port at Eden through to the Hume Highway. Sometimes called ''productivity vehicles'', B-triple...
  • Mack truck a hero of Australian highways

    Luke Refalo with a 1964 Mack truck he restored / Pic: Adam Ward Source: The Daily Telegraph POWER and the open road are all synonymous with the mighty Mack truck, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Australia. The highway...
  • Service stations for freeway

    WA motorists will soon be able to stop and refuel on the Kwinana Freeway with plans for two freeway service stations in Baldivis set to be approved by a joint panel today. BP Australia has applied to develop two 24-hour service stations on either s...
  • Wider bridge to open up access for larger trucks

    Work has started on a new higher and wider bridge in New South Wales to open up the New England highway to larger trucks.The federally-funded Fitzgerald Bridge will be built over the Hunter River just outside Aberdeen, and Infrastructure and Transport M...
  • Police blitz speeding trucks on the Hume

    Police in New South Wales have grounded three trucks in the space of two hours for exceeding the speed limit on the Hume Highway. Officers from NSW Police’s highway patrol detected a B-double travelling at 120km/h at Kyeamba about 9.25pm yesterday. O...
  • McCain buys Sara Lee’s kitchens

    McCain Foods has completed the acquisition of Kitchens of Sara Lee (KOSL) Australia from Hillshire Brands. The transaction is valued at A$82m. The acquisition of KOSL includes a manufacturing facility at Lisarow, New South Wales, as well as licence r...
  • Wettenhalls management puts up money to buy business

    The receivers of the Wettenhalls Group confirmed on Wednesday that they have sold the Wettenhalls business in a management buy-out. The sale preserves about 200 permanent jobs and puts Wettenhalls back into the market as a viable business with cer...
  • Pallet Taxi proves a winner for ABS Trailquip

    Brisbane trailer component supplier ABS Trailquip has announced plans to market a new specialised transport vehicle in Australia.The vehicle, based on the Fiat Ducato van platform, has been dubbed the Pallet Taxi and is capable of self-loading and unlo...

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