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  • Trucks 'disgust' cops

    TRUCKS are being caught travelling more than 25km/h over the speed limit in residential areas of Geelong. It comes as police go undercover in camouflage clothing to nab speeding drivers. Police caught more than 100 drivers, and detected a further 200...
  • Albanese builds super portfolio following Labor upheavals

    Anthony Albanese. WAtoday.com.au photo. Federal Transport and Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese has piled a few additional responsibilities onto his already sizeable portfolio following the aborted leadership challenge in the Labor party. D...
  • Two killed in head-on crash with truck

    Photo: Police believe the car veered on to the wrong side of the road. A man and woman killed in a crash in the early hours of Good Friday may have veered on to the wrong side of the road. Their car collided head-on with a B-double truck...
  • Fatigued drivers cramp fleet productivity and increase costs

    Last year, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) stated a staggering 3339 road crashes were fatigue related - almost double the number of road accidents caused by alcohol. The Federal Government's reaction has been to commit $14.5 million towards a new Co-...
  • Sonja McLeod jailed for fleecing employer Lindsay Australia of $770k to spend on gifts and charity

    BRISBANE grandmother Sonja McLeod loved nothing more than making family, friends and Third World children happy by lavishing them with gifts and financial support. A Brisbane District Court said McLeod had an insatiable need to please others and even...
  • Dennis Eagle, Fuso Canter and Scania model recalls

    Product Safety Recalls Australia, part of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, has issued recalls on several models. In order of appearance on the alerts system, the first involves Dennis Eagle DE steering bolts. The notice says a numb...
  • Progress hailed on Hume rest areas

    Work on the $1.68 million upgrade and expansion of the Dominance and Glenrowan rest areas on the Hume Freeway near Wangaratta has been awarded to Global Contracting. Victorian Nationals MPs Tim McCurdy says the two rest areas are the last of six ident...
  • Scott Corp finalises Hawkins Road Transport purchase

    Bulk transporter Scott Corporation has officially bought family business Hawkins Road Transport. Hawkins’s assets and contracts have been signed over to Scott Corporation and the deal will take effect on April 2. Scott Corporation expects about $20...
  • State safety authorities focus on falls

    Major efforts are underway in New South Wales and Queensland to tackle a top-three cause of injury in the trucking industry ? falls. WorkCover NSW is in the midst of developing and action plan with the industry to address the scourge, even as it unvei...
  • Truckie among lead-foot drivers – police

    A SEMI-TRAILER carrying 24 tonnes of steel mesh has been clocked at 123km/h on the Hume Highway northeast of Jugiong, police say. The truck was travelling south at Berremangra at 123km/h in a 110km/h area about 9am on Friday. The Queensland driver was...
  • Truck driver tests positive to drug driving, drugs found in cab

    POLICE have labelled a semi-trailer driver as dangerous after he allegedly tested positive to drug driving overnight. South Australian police said the the driver was arrested by police last night after testing positive and drugs were also allegedly foun...
  • Woman's death brings road toll to 70

    A woman in her 20s has died in a crash on the Bruce Highway, bringing the state's road toll to 70. At the same time last year, the road toll was at 52 leading into the Easter long weekend, traditionally one of the busiest times of the year on Australia...
  • Caffeine-Guzzling Truckers Make Safer Drivers

    Image Credit: Photos.com Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online While the jury is still out on the long-term health impacts of coffee, truck drivers who use caffeine to stay awake on long drives are less likely to crash their vehicl...
  • Sydney seeks truck driver who dumped deadly waste near child-care centers

    Authorities in Australia are searching for a truck driver who dumped more than two tons of dangerous asbestos waste on a road near two child-care centers. Sydney's city council on Tuesday released CCTV footage of the truck to enlist public help in ide...
  • Transforce Bulk Haulage

    When it comes to implementing a long-term strategy for the future growth and sustainability of Australia’s road transport industry, Transforce Bulk Haulage is one name that will drop immediately. The company is the first certified carbon-neutral tr...
  • Better intermodals in Sydney, Perth

    Freight operators will soon have better access to the Chullora Intermodal with the Federal and NSW governments agreeing to jointly fund the first stage of upgrades of the local roads connecting the facility to the Hume Highway. The $345,000 proje...
  • Barossa police bring out the Shaker

    South Australian Police has released details of its latest truck safety operation, one which utilised a shaker trailer to check roadworthiness. Police say 106 heavy vehicles selected randomly were tested for roadworthiness during the operation on the ...
  • Ceva, BP & Caltex collaborate to reduce emissions

    Ceva Logistics, BP and Caltex will tell this year’s Smart Conference how their new supply chain arrangement has seen a significant drop in emissions and costs. Ceva’s warehouse and route planning service, which BP and Caltex have implemented, has s...
  • Rio miner’s death undiscovered for 4 days

    The death of a Rio Tinto employee that went undiscovered for almost four days after the man died in his donga in Western Australia’s North West has angered unions and support groups. Tom Price police continue to investigate the circumstances surround...
  • Truckie wants danger money

    DUBBO-raised truck driver Steve Corcoran is demanding danger money for truckies and the federal government is backing his call. Mr Corcoran spoke to Fairfax Regional Media yesterday while he was on his way to Canberra to see his petition of 3500 signa...

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