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  • Drink-driving truckie loses licence

    A 54-year-old Carnamah man has had his licence suspended for driving a road train while more than three times over the legal alcohol limit. Police stopped the semi-trailer near Cue late last month and breathalysed the driver, Rex McNeill, after receiv...
  • Sony Australia and Lamboo Mobile Medical to build mobile medical units and vehicles for Australia and New Zealand

    It might come as a surprise to learn that Sony builds trucks in Australia, but it does: very specialised trucks. And it’s expanding the range into healthcare vehicles in partnership with Lamboo Mobile Medical. Lamboo is a global company headquarte...
  • No trusting the PM: Fox

    BILLIONAIRE Lindsay Fox says Australians can’t trust Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and has slammed the state of the nation’s politics. See your ad here Speaking at the annual Brocklesby-Burrumbuttock Football Club luncheon, the trucking tycoon we...
  • Next step in the upgrade of Pacific Highway begins

    With the commencement of the latest stage of the duplication of the Pacific Highway from Frederickton to Eungai, the site of the Clybucca bus crash will, finally, get by-passed. The 1989 crash caused a public outcry and led to the NSW Government's prom...
  • New Toll NQX home in Queensland

    Construction of Toll NQX's new, state-of-the-art complex at Karawatha in Brisbane is well underway. The new site will house all three current offices and depots, including the Holt Street Eagle Farm freight facility, national contact centre at Fairfie...
  • ATA welcomes Coalition commitment on truck rest areas

    The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has welcomed the Federal Coalition’s commitment to continue building truck rest areas under the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program if it is elected on 7 September.In their road safety policy annou...
  • Transtech launches vehicle performance monitoring

    Transtech has expanded its service offering with the launch of a vehicle performance monitoring tool to give operators an insight into how well their trucks are travelling. The Intelligent Access Program (IAP) provider says its Vehicle Performance Moni...
  • Toll workers vote to strike

    August 27, 2013The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has secured a vital bargaining chip in its negotiations with Toll on a new enterprise agreement, with workers voting overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action. The Australian Electoral...
  • Truckie crashes into creek

    A driver has escaped unharmed after his truck ran off the Hume Freeway near Glenrowan overnight. Police say the B-double veered off the road shortly before 1:00am (AEST) and ended up in 15 Mile Creek. The driver was taken to the Wangaratta hospital to b...
  • Australia's glittering investments from China are not all gold

    Truck driver Ken Smith hauls giant truck tires along the Peak Downs Highway on June 13 near Mackay city, Queensland state, Australia. The Australian mining boom, built over a decade on Chinese demand for energy and raw materials, is turning...
  • $4b tunnel for inner west

    A four-kilometre tunnel from Strathfield to Ashfield and a widened M4 motorway will be the first segment built of the O'Farrell government's WestConnex motorway. This part of the motorway will cost between $3 billion and $4 billion. Motorists will pa...
  • Linfox to support Indigenous community

    Transport and logistics giant Linfox has joined the ‘Boots for Kids’ program, which will raise money to support remote Indigenous communities throughout Australia. The program, in conjunction with Coles and Melbourne’s The Age newspaper, was r...
  • Regulator won't start September 1, delays after IT tests fail

    National Heavy Vehicle Regulator CEO Richard Hancock says the start of the regulator has been delayed due to IT systems testing finding bugs in permit systems. THE Board of Australia's first dedicated National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has advi...
  • WA coastal shipping closure may boost trucking

    Road transport operators appear best placed to step in after Jebsens Coastal Shipping Service withdrew from the Western Australian coastal trade. Transport Minister Troy Buswell reportedly claims Swedish firm Jebsens wants $154,000 a week on top of th...
  • TWU says EnergyTrans cuts wages

    EnergyTrans workers face a 7 per cent pay cut, the Transport Workers Union (TWU) says. If confirmed, the move will have come four months after Scott Corporation bought Hawkins Road Transport to create the new unit. The bulk and dangerous goods carrier...
  • Australian operations pump Toll's tyres

    August 22, 2013 Toll Group’s strong focus on the bottom line over the past year has seen annual net profits after tax and attributable to shareholders rise 30.8 per cent to $85 million. CEO Brian Kruger putting the heavy lifting down ...
  • GraysOnline teams with Toll on parcels

    Toll Group has joined forces with online retailer GraysOnline in a bid to grow its parcel delivery service. Its partnership follows the launch of Toll’s parcel delivery service, Toll Consumer Delivery, last year. Toll Managing Director Brian Kruger sa...
  • Police urge load standards safety in Sydney

      Police in Sydney found this unrestrained load during Operation Steel 4. TRAFFIC and Highway Patrol officers are urging operators and drivers of heavy vehicles to ensure their vehicles comply with safety and load standards. Operation Steel 4,...
  • Murderer truckie may be released

      Douglas Crabbe. A notorious murderer serving life behind bars for killing five people by ploughing his truck into an outback hotel could be released into the WA community after being transferred to a Perth jail eight years ago. Do...
  • Abbott marks carbon tax pledge anniversary

    Tony Abbott marked the anniversary of Julia Gillard's no carbon tax pledge with a visit to Linfox. Source: AAP OPPOSITION Leader Tony Abbott has marked three years since former prime minister Julia Gillard's "notorious" pledge not to in...

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