Truck Driver Killed in South Eastern Freeway Truck Crash

A fiery truck crash on the South Eastern Freeway has claimed the life of a truck driver who has been described as a loving and much loved father. The man died after his truck collided with another near Monarto. One of the trucks was carrying household goods including aerosol cans and caught alight. The 56 […]

Stolen Truck Crashed by Intoxicated Thief

Sydney Police recently arrested a man who had been detained by construction workers after he apparently drove a stolen truck, while under the influence of alcohol from a construction site and into a shopfront in the CBD. When police arrived they were informed by construction workers that the 3 tonne truck was parked for the […]

Truck Drivers Leg Partially Amputated After Runaway Trailer Incident

Truck drivers’ aren’t only at risk when they’re in the cab, they need to be cautious even when the journey is over or before it even begins, as an incident at the Port Kembla coal terminal south of Sydney recently proved. A truck driver had his leg partially amputated after dropping off a load of […]

National Transport Commission Releases World First Study on Heavy Vehicle Driver Fatigue

The results of a world-first study into heavy vehicle driver fatigue revealed that reliable predictors of drowsiness and fatigue are slow eye and eyelid movements, longer blink duration and prolonged eye closure. The study by The National Transport Commission (NTC) and the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC) also confirmed a […]

New Heavy Vehicle Monitoring For The ACT

New heavy vehicle monitoring cameras have been activated on both sides of the ACT’s Federal Highway near the NSW border, forming part of the National Compliance and Information System (NCIS). The system consists of 6 new automatic number plate recognition cameras that will monitor 2 lanes and emergency stopping lanes in each direction on the […]

Better Fatigue Management The Key Topic at Trucking Australia Conference

The recent Trucking Australia Conference honed in on the issue of managing fatigue and driver health. Although presenters and moderators at the Perth event were watchful for people nodding off, most people were involved in group discussions at their tables. During the final session on fatigue management, 4 groups examined the topics of a better […]