Workplace Health and Safety Queensland initiates Falls from Trucks campaign

Decline in Serious Incident Claims in Transport

Chain of Responsibility training has never been such a crucial requirement for people in the road freight industry as it is today with safety incidents in the transport industry still too high. Figures released by Safe Work Australia in a recent report reveal that we have experienced a drop in the number of serious incident claims in the transport industry but safety incidents are still too high.

Safety at the Top of American Trucking Association’s Agenda

Bill Graves, CEO of The American Trucking Association (ATA) has said that safety has become key focus of his organisation, a sentiment that we Oz should emulate.

Cootes Transport Receives another Hefty Fine

Troubled fuel tank operator, Cootes Transport has landed in hot water once again in Victoria due to a number of faults being found by that state’s authorities.

Hearing into Application for New Conditions on Dangerous Goods Transport

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has lodged an application which will be dealt with by The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) on October 27, according to an announcement by The RSRT recently.
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Australian Trucking Association Health Initiative Focusing on Sleep Apnoea Released

According to a report on trucking website Fullyloaded.com.au, the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has released the first in a series of health fact sheets that will be released throughout the course of the year.
US Regulator rules on Hearing-Impaired Truckies

US Regulator rules on Hearing-Impaired Truckies

The United States Federal Government Department responsible for heavy vehicle regulation has stepped in to prevent hearing-impaired truck drivers from being barred from the road.

Transport Industry Gender Pay Gap Addressed by New Website

There are some players in transport industry that are doing their best to address gender pay gaps such as Linfox and Toll whereas others such as rival K&S Corporation are not.

Truck Driver Helpline to Continue Despite Funding Concerns

The 1300 DRIVER helpline, the helpline dedicated to helping truckies in need, is available not only to truck drivers but their families and friends 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Truck Loading Made Easier by New Rule

A new law has come into effect which makes the loading of trucks simpler by providing the industry with greater flexibility when it comes to distributing loads across axle groups.

Truck Safety Video Released by ATA

Following a successful TruckWeek 2014 which took place from the 1st to the 7th of September across the nation, the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has released a safety video aimed at reducing the number of road deaths linked to truck crashes on Australian roads.