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  • Driving home the importance of exercising

    Using a truck as part of a modified gym workout may not be conventional but it can be just as effective. By wrapping a towel around a bullbar it can be used for stretching, and the cabin stairs for exercises if truck drivers can’t make it to the gym...
  • A humble man shocked by leading-driver award

    SHOCKED with his unexpected win, Professional Driver of the Year Robert Schalkwyk didn't expect his name would be called out during the awards ceremony. But it happened at the ATA, National Trucking Industry awards night held at Hamilton Island recentl...
  • SA closer to more streamlined trucking regulation

    South Australia is closer to joining a national system of regulation for the trucking industry. There is concern Western Australia could compromise the system by not participating. Legislation allowing South Australia to join the system has passed the ...
  • TWA voices opposition to safety rating scheme

    Transport Women Australia (TWA) is the latest organisation to voice its concerns about a proposed safety rating system for the trucking industry.TWA Chair Pam McMillan says there is no need for the scheme and believes it will put further pressure on sm...
  • WARTA seeks council commitment on road project

    The Western Australian Road Transport Association (WARTA) wants a notorious intersection in east Fremantle fixed before an accident occurs.WARTA CEO Ian King is calling on the Fremantle Council to commit to upgrading the road on the corner of High Stre...
  • Locals afraid of Mt Lindesay Rd dangers

    This is the daily scenario on the Mt Lindesay Rd between Legume and Woodenbong. Contributed ANN Whitfield is not the morbid type by nature, but the dog tags she had made up to take with her on her daily mail runs along the Mt Lindesay Rd are a trif...
  • Tense times on crowded stock routes

    A Western Queensland mayor says the stock route in his shire will stay open despite a lack of feed and water. The Blackall Tambo stock route has carried up to 18,000 head of cattle in recent weeks, leading to tensions among graziers, drovers, council a...
  • Regulation crimps trucking productivity gains

    Critics of trucking industry regulation suggest new regulations have eaten away the benefits delivered by improvements over the past two decades to technology and innovation. Photo: Rob Homer Andrew Birmingham While the trucking industry has embr...
  • Truckie asks Queensland to adopt WA's fatigue scheme

    An owner-driver has lobbied the Queensland Government to adopt Western Australia’s approach to fatigue management, claiming the existing system puts too much pressure on truck drivers.Ken Wilkie’s petition in support of Western Australia’s regime ...
  • Toll workers prepare to down tools

    AUSTRALIA'S trucking industry could be brought to its knees as 8500 drivers and logistics workers threaten to strike. The Transport Workers Union filed documents in the Fair Work Commission at 4pm on Friday to get the ball rolling on the nationwide sh...
  • Truck fan Joe arrives to funeral on the back of a lorry

    Draped in a Cornish flag, the former Redruth postman and mine worker's coffin arrived at the service on the back of a 30-tonne articulated lorry tractor unit, with friends and family following in a Bedford van. "He always had a love for Bedford b...
  • Curvy lorries could save fuel - and lives

    New proposals could mean a new generation of safer, more efficient lorries on our roads. MAN Concept S Curvier lorries that save fuel – and lives – could be on our roads within the next few year years thanks to new legislation. New propos...
  • Wood you believe it? Retired haulier's mobile home disguised as timber lorry

      IAN Murdoch, from Galloway, says his converted caravan is the ideal way to travel to vintage vehicle events up and down the country. Ian Murdoch and his wife Sheila stand next to the converted lorry Daily Record A RETIRED haulage boss ha...

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