Listening to New Voices

  This week some people in the trucking industry and even some from the regulators are listening to new voices on the subject of fatigue. The event in question is the Fatigue Hack-a-thon which is being held in parallel to the Australian Trucking Association’s annual Truck Australia conference, which is being held in Canberra this week.   The hack sees a number of teams from four to eight strong coming into the event to...

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Trucking Industry Awards Nominations

This week, the National Trucking Industry Awards nominations were made by the Australian Trucking Association. The awards are designed to recognise businesses and individuals who have gone above and beyond to improve their workplace and contribute to the trucking industry.   “The finalists for these awards have demonstrated exceptional dedication to the Australian trucking industry through their hard work and commitment,” said...

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Trucking Twitterverse Unchained

This week Diesel News brings you the trucking Twitterverse unchained, with bulletins from around the country. We have the NSW Police and their charm offensive, making real progress, there’s a new truck show on the calendar and it doesn’t look like the West Gate Tunnel in Melbourne is going to happen any time soon. The series of ‘Coffee with a Cop’ events being held at truck stops can be nothing but a good...

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Resistance to EWDs

In a show of resistance to EWDs, and in its submission to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, the Australian Trucking Association says it does not support the rollout of voluntary electronic work diaries as proposed.     “We do not support the NHVR’s draft EWD policy framework and standards, because the standards don’t meet the needs of the industry and they focus more on enforcement than achieving safety outcomes,” said...

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Ramping Up the Safety Agenda

Recent events have seen a number of people ramping up the safety agenda, but it shouldn’t need severe criticism from elsewhere to get us fired up. The trucking industry needs to stand together as a single unit on these kinds of issues and present a strong and practical front, backed up by good PR, there is no room for error.   It all started with the road crash statistics from last year. Although relatively low in number, the...

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Highway Hero Honoured

There was another true highway hero honoured when the Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian Award was bestowed upon Darell Wilson, recognising his swift action to avoid a major accident on the M5 motorway.   Suez employee Darell was praised by the trucking community and general public earlier this year for his actions to avoid a bus full of school children pulling out in-front of his truck on one of Sydney’s busiest arterial roads...

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