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  • Second stage of M80 Ring Road complete

    The second stage of Melbourne’s M80 Ring Road is now complete.The $2.25 billion upgrade saw the opening of all traffic lanes between the Western Highway in Sunshine West and Sunshine Avenue in St Albans yesterday.Federal Minister for Infrastructure a...
  • Queensland passes directors' liability amendments

    Queensland has passed as promised a reduction in executive liability in a move opposed by sections of the trucking industry. Premier Campbell Newman (pictured) publicised the change 13 months ago as a business-friendly initiative, saying that the change...
  • Open speed limit to begin in NT next year

    A year-long trial of an open speed limit on the Stuart Highway will begin next year, but it will not extend to heavy vehicles.The open speed limit on the 200km stretch between Barrow Creek and Alice Springs will commence on February 1.Transport Minister ...
  • Truck defected after wheels fall off on M7

    A warning has gone out to trucking firms in New South Wales on the importance of vehicle maintenance after a truck was defected when its wheels fell off on the M7 motorway.The truck lost two of its wheels while travelling on the motorway at Horsley Pa...
  • Pink Fish Plumbing hooks up with Isuzu

    SYDNEY'S bustling traffic and high incidence of narrow inner city streets make it almost mandatory for plumbers to have a work vehicle compact enough to provide easy manoeuvrability, while also being powerful enough to carry all their equipment and fit...
  • RMS container checking operation gets more intense

    New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has released its latest truck compliance figures for Operation Steel, which is focused on shipping container transport. Following the fourth such initiative, these reveal that duration, interception an...
  • Maribyrnong Council demands immediate truck ban

    The recent Cootes Transport tanker crash that killed two people in Sydney has prompted calls from a council for an immediate ban on all large trucks in Melbourne’s west.Maribyrnong Council is demanding an immediate ban on all heavy vehicles, especial...
  • Truckers plan 3-day slowdown on D.C. Beltway

    Wide-ranging protest aimed at trucking issues, Congress, Obama, Wall Street and "corruption destroying America. Brace yourselves, Washington, D.C., drivers. Angry truckers are coming to town Friday as part of a three-day protest to "shut down Ame...
  • Long weekend: SA Police say motorists put at risk by two truckies

    IN SOUTH Australia police ramped up their Heavy Vehicle monitoring over the long weekend. Over the four days, SA's Heavy Vehicle Enforcement Section tested 35 regulated heavy vehicle drivers for drug driving, with eight returning positive tests. In a ...
  • Truck drivers caught out over long weekend

    THERE was no playing it safe among over the long weekend with some of South Australia's truck drivers taking unnecessary risks on the road. A police spokesperson said between Thursday and Sunday 35 heavy vehicle drivers were tested with at least two d...
  • Trucking nuclear waste through Sydney a disaster waiting to happen

    As I drove down Mona Vale Road this week on a visit to Sydney, I began to wonder what would have happened if the tanker involved in last week's fatalities had been transporting nuclear waste. It is not a fanciful thought because that is the present fed...
  • Multi-level cattle ramp improves safety

    A southern Queensland livestock transporter has been recognised for an invention that's made moving cattle from one truck to another a safer and quicker process. It's essentially a big multi-level metal box containing ramps, that fits between two truc...
  • Truck ban backlash as council pushes ahead

    THE wheels are in motion to banish large trucks from central Geelong, but council is already facing stiff opposition to its trial ban. Traders and residents on Ryrie and McKillop streets and members of the truck industry have spoken out against the...
  • Geelong truck ban aims to revitalise CBD

    Trucks will soon be stopped from entering Geelong’s city centre when the local council implements a ban on two streets.The Greater City of Geelong will stop heavy vehicles from using Mercer and Malop streets, which are used to access the city centre, ...
  • Melbourne hardest hit in fallout from Cootes incident

    Disruptions to fuel supplies in the wake of the Cootes Transport incident have been felt hardest in metropolitan Melbourne, Caltex says.In a statement released today, the fuel retailer says distribution of petrol and diesel has been impaired due to the...
  • How the Mona Vale truck crash caused a major fuel shortage in NSW

    CALL it chaos theory. The butterfly effect. One small thing sets in motion a chain of reactions. So how did the ripple effect from one truck crash on the northern beaches of Sydney trigger panic among drivers everywhere? When a petrol tanker from the ...
  • (Looking for) music is bad for your driving

    Searching for music by scrolling through lists on an MP3 player can more than double the time drivers spend with their eyes off the road, a new study by the Monash University Accident Research Centre has found. The study tracked the performance and eye...
  • ‘Long vehicle’ sign killed motorcyclist

    The Australian Trucking Association reports: Trucking operators should check the position of their ‘long vehicle’ and ‘road train’ signs following a coroner’s investigation into the death of a motorcyclist on the Melbourne City Link/Tullamari...
  • Toll NQX launches direct service from Perth to Mackay

    A new direct service between Perth and Mackay has been launched by Toll NQX. The new service, which traverses almost 4800km between the two cities, saves up to two working days in transit and ensures less handling of freight for Toll NQX customers. ...
  • Truck rolls on Stirling Highway

    This truck flipped as it took a corner on Stirling Highway this morning. The driver was unhurt. A CONTAINER truck carrying frozen food rolled at an intersection vital to commuter and Fremantle port traffic in North Fremantle about 6.20am this mo...

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