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 bring […]

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 […]

Stats Show Fatal Crashes Down

The latest figures from Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) show a positive trend in heavy vehicle truck statistics. The findings reveal that fatal crashes involving heavy trucks have decreased by 12 per cent in the 12 months to March 2019. There have been 147 fatal crashes involving heavy vehicles, in comparison to […]

Watch MAN’s Latest Electric Truck on The Road

Electric trucks are becoming more popular, as is electric cars powered by batteries. The benefits of these electric vehicles are a higher efficiency, possible lower running costs and they cut down on pollution. MAN recently released this video of it’s electric concrete mixer truck on the job. Let’s see how it compares to the traditional […]