One Fatality as Car Turns in front of Truck

A crash that occurred west of Brisbane, at Willowbank around 7am in the morning was apparently caused when a 4WD vehicle turned into the path of a truck headed south on the Cunningham Highway. A young woman who was a passenger in the 4WD vehicle was killed and the driver was rushed to hospital for […]

State’s Corruption and Crime Commission Probes Training Organisation

Western Australia’s Department of Transport (DOT) is in the process of cancelling 326 licenses following its licensing debacle involving a training organisation. According to an article on a northern Perth registered training organisation is at the centre of controversy after supposedly supplying heavy vehicle licenses without conducting the proper assessments, including assessments for road […]

EPA Issues Fines After Tanker Rollover

A transporter and consignor have been penalised over the use of the wrong type of tanker trailers. Following an investigation by The New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (EPA), a transport company has been issued with multiple fines. The investigation was prompted by a rollover involving one of the company’s trucks on the Golden Highway, […]

Truck Drivers Lose Their Licenses Following Assessment Irregularities

So far there have been over 300 truck drivers in Western Australia who have had their licenses suspended following claims that they weren’t assessed properly. The WA Department of Transport and Corruption and Crime Commission have discovered “irregularities” in the how the heavy vehicle practical driving assessment provider conducted assessments. A spokesperson for the department […]

Man Killed While Unloading at Chinchilla Transport Yard

Police attended the scene of a workplace accident in Chinchilla yesterday morning which ended in tragedy, revealing that a man, in his mid thirties lost his life at the transport yard on Cooper Street. Police said the victim was working to unload a large pipe by forklift when it fell and hit him, he died […]

Report From Volvo Trucks Highlights the Importance of Education for All Road-users Not Just Trucks

  While heavy vehicles are involved in a disproportionately high number of crashes, these crashes aren’t always caused by the heavy vehicle, which is why Volvo Trucks says more education needs to be provided for other unprotected road-users, particularly pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists. According to a Volvo Trucks report released in May this year, there […]