Monash University Accident Research Centre Uses Truck Simulator to Investigate Fatigued Driving

Researchers at Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) in Melbourne are using vehicle simulators to investigate fatigue in the trucking industry. The technology is being used to develop vehicle safety technologies that will hopefully help to reduce the road toll. The research is a joint project between transport company Ron Finemore Transport, truckmaker Volvo and […]

NSW Minister Announces Review of Licence Plate Inconsistencies

The Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) took the issue of damaged number plates being detected by Safe-T-Cam on NSW roads to the office of the NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey, as come operators faced imminent court action to contest fines. Gary Mahon, QTA CEO drew attention to the inconsistency where road freight […]

NSW Police Happy with States Fleet Condition Following Blitz

The first major heavy vehicle compliance blitz of 2019 was undertaken by the NSW Police traffic taskforce as part of Operation Impact. During the operation 90 heavy vehicles were checked including 15 engine control module downloads with all proving compliant. Police found 3 seatbelt infringements and 18 other minor infringements. Officers also conducted 285 random […]

Hays Sees High Demand for Transport and Logistics Workers

According to Hays, intelligent transport and logistics workers with multiple skills and flexibility are in high demand in Australia. The group recently released its ‘Hotspots of skills in demand’ report for the first half of the year and says employers want people with a wide set of technical skills. People with strong knowledge of systems […]

What it’s Like for Women in Road Freight Transport

A handful of women were recently inducted into the National Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs, including one Kapunda resident who’s been viewing Australia from the road for the past 17 years. Maralyn Bierwirth has traveled an estimated 4.2 million kilometres in her career and she wants other women to do the same. […]

Son of Crash Victim Wants Trucks Banned During Peak Hours

The son of the Sydney woman killed by an out-of-control truck wants heavy vehicles banned from roads during peak hour. The 26 year old man, Leon Jazairy, says no family should go through what he and his family have, after spending Christmas and the holidays without his mother, Khristiee Aravena who died after she was […]