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  • Driver work diaries to be overhauled

    In partnership with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), industry and governments, the National Transport Commission (NTC) has announced it will revise the National Driver Work Diary to reflect the requirements contained within the new Heavy Ve...
  • Ross Transport now fitting in-cab cameras

      Port Kembla steel transport specialist Ross Transport has begun fitting its fleet of trucks with forward facing in-cab cameras to support its drivers by capturing digital images of the conditions they encounter every day. “It’s about time that...
  • Police out in force for NSW Operation Go Slow

    MORE police in New South Wales will be patrolling the state's roads this week as part of Operation Go Slow. The annual state-wide traffic enforcement operation coincides with school holidays and Anzac Day this year, with double demerit points in place...
  • Condo's goes from strength to strength in short time

    Condo’s Horse Transport has seen a rapid growth in business since it established itself two years ago.Starting with two trucks, the Cranbourne-based transport company in Melbourne’s south-east is now home to 15 trucks and hundreds of customers.Manag...
  • Three hurt in highway collision

    TWISTED METAL: The crash site last night. Photo: Darren Apps. THREE people were injured in a head-on smash on the Midland Highway last night, with one woman flown to Melbourne for treatment. The woman, aged in her 40s, was trapped in he...
  • At Brisbane Truck Show, Cat Trucks to Provide First Look at Full Product Line

    For the first time in Australia, customers will have the opportunity to view the full range of new Cat Trucks when they are displayed at the Brisbane Truck Show from Thursday, 16 to Sunday, 19 May. In its unique and engaging stand (Stand 51), Cat Trucks ...
  • Livestock transporters flat out because of big dry

    One of Australia's largest livestock transporters says it's operating at full capacity because of the prolonged dry weather. Road Trains of Australia is employing subcontractors to help fill the huge demand for trucking cattle out of the north, wher...
  • Gillard announces $4bn boost for Bruce Highway

    The Federal Government will spend an extra $4.1 billion over 10 years on the Bruce Highway under a new funding package announced today. Prime Minister Julia Gillard detailed the plan during her visit to Queensland today, with the money going toward flo...
  • Double demerits in NSW from tomorrow

    Drivers in New South Wales who breach road rules will be slapped with double demerit points this week as Anzac Day approaches.Police will be out in full force on the roads from Wednesday, April 24 to Sunday, April 28 as motorists look to combine the pub...
  • Group hopes to put brakes on truckies' poor diet

    A medical group says it is going to be a challenge to improve the health of truck drivers in southern Queensland. RHealth has been given state and federal funding to develop health plans for drivers working in the South Burnett and Darling Downs. RHea...
  • Driver fights laws

    Bunny Brown has taken legal action agains the Federal Government to stop the police harrassing truckies about their log books. Contributed DESCRIBING Australia's log book laws as "harassment" Bunny Brown has announced his intention to take legal actio...
  • Drivers tell of truck terror

    A TRUCKIE who repeatedly placed the lives of other road users at risk with his wild and aggressive driving has been fined and his licence disqualified for eight months. Geelong Magistrates' Court heard Mark Porter drove his prime mover at high spe...
  • New magistrate talks to the Trib

    People do stupid things, but it’s those who do them repeatedly who can expect jail time, according to new Yass magistrate Mark Richardson. See your ad here The married father of five took over the Goulburn/Yass court circuit in January this year. ...
  • Over-height truck causes $1 million in damage

    A truck driver is expected to face charges for breaching height restrictions in Melbourne’s Burnley tunnel last night.The driver of an over-height truck carrying an excavator is accused of ignoring height restriction warnings and proceeding into the t...
  • ATA warms to NTC proposals on heavy vehicle charges

    The trucking lobby has backed National Transport Commission (NTC) proposals to tinker with heavy vehicle charges, including an axle group charge for trailers and fuel-based charging.The Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) response to the NTC discu...
  • Victoria to get national regulations – with some variations

    The Victorian Government is planning to make some slight alterations to the model Heavy Vehicle National Law but it insists the changes will not undermine the intention of the new framework. Roads Minister Terry Mulder (pictured) introduced the Heavy Vehi...
  • Truckie 'touched a lot of people’s hearts'

    Trevor Simpkin, who died when his truck rolled, is remembered by mates as having a kind heart. Contributed TREVOR Simpkin was the kind of guy who would help out without expecting anything in return. Just days before the crash that claimed his life, Mr ...
  • Disqualified truckie accused of driving unlicenced

    Enlarge photo A South Australian truck driver who lost his licence after a deadly crash has been arrested and charged with driving while disqualified. Errol Cain, 69, was nabbed after an investigation by the heavy vehicle inspection branch an...
  • Aged couple's truckie terror

    AN ENRAGED truckie terrorised a middle-aged couple on the Bruce Hwy near Gympie on Tuesday morning, eventually forcing their car to a standstill, getting out of his truck and kicking in one of their doors. Gympie police were yesterday investigating the...
  • Police probe truckie drug ring

    Photo: Police allege they have cracked a drug ring that was supplying truckies driving between Brisbane and Sydney. (ABC TV) Map: Lismore 2480 New South Wales Police say their investigation of a drug ring that was allegedly supplying lon...

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