Truckweek is a Great Idea

There is no doubt Truckweek is a great idea and worth supporting as best you can. Anything which improves the profile of the trucking industry and paints it in a positive light has to be good for all of us involved in the transport.   From its beginnings in the early nineties, it was all about the genuine enthusiasts getting out on the street and showing their community what a great industry trucking is and how the vast majority...

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The same old story

It’s been another bad week for the trucking industry, according to our friends in the media. A selection of stories talking about the trucking industry in the mass media illustrate just how badly the public perception of trucks and trucking is affected by the way they handle stories.   Of course, the other problem is the way certain sections of the road transport industry give the tabloid media ample opportunity to wield...

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RMS target Coles

Channel 7 went big on the raid by the Roads and Maritime Services on the Coles Smeaton Grange DC. There’s lots of talk of targeting specific company with the RMS’s, normally very diplomatic, Peter Wells specifically naming M and R Transport, Coles and Linfox. From the point of view of the companies in the firing line, and the transport industry generally, it is not clear quite what the campaign is trying to achieve. The...

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