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KS Easter Transport Profile – Use of Freighter

 Video Transcript Good morning I’m Ken Easter. I’m the managing director of case Eastern Transport. It’s a company I founded roughly 44 years ago and operated as an owner driver. Originally we started operating in Newcastle in 1988 I made the decision to move to Brisbane because most of our transport was from Sydney […]

Longest road train in the world

The World’s Longest Road-Train

Video Transcript In australia trucks have to travel long distances across rough country on a daily basis in the outback the towns are so far apart they use a special kind of truck several trailers are joined together to make one long road train. The roads across the outback are straight and empty perfect for […]

Improved Heavy Vehicle Access Will Benefit Consumers – ATA

 The Australian Trucking Association, in its submission to the national truck law review on heavy vehicle access has called for governments to commit to a national reform program that would bring more productive heavy vehicle road access, highlighting the benefits this would have on the economy. The ATA said improved heavy vehicle access would […]

Regulator Warns Operators to Ensure Proper Loading Practices Following a Successful Prosecution

Operators should be aware of the consequences for overloading and for failing to take due care when it comes to loading of heavy vehicles following the NHVR’s successful prosecution of a national company. The company was charged with overloading a gravel truck, 120 per cent above the statutory limit. The outcome which was heard in […]

Fatal Crash Prompts NSW Police Five Day Truck Blitz

A fatal truck crash in NSW’s mid-north coast has prompted a 5 day long blitz targeting heavy vehicles by NSW Police. The compliance operation resulted in more than 150 heavy vehicles being inspected, following a crash on the Pacific Highway at Nabiac in late July. The incident involved 2 trucks, a garbage truck and a […]

WorkSafe Penalises Retailer for Truck Driver’s Injury

WorkSafe Victoria has penalised a retailer over an incident that involved a truck driver whose foot was run over twice by a mobile shipping container transporter at the retailer’s distribution centre. The company was issued a $150,000 fine without conviction after it was found that the company failed to provide a safe work environment. The […]