A Monash University study, done in partnership with Linfox and the Transport Workers Union, takes a more holistic approach, to identify opportunities to improve health and wellbeing amongst truck drivers, the study seeks to characterise the nature of injury and disease more broadly. The team are looking beyond road crashes and into things like mental health conditions, back pain and hearing loss which are all areas of major concern in truck drivers.Read more
Perth’s road transport operators have been identified as the key to solving Perth’s growth challenges and, in keeping with the adage ‘knowledge is power’, transport and courier companies are being asked to provide data for a new study of logistics in the city.
Japanese truck brands have set the agenda in terms of what is and what is not included in the price and which level of sophistication, in terms of equipment, is included, but the new Hino 500 may start changing paradigms in this part of the market.
When you start talking about the safety concerns in road transport, Jory Dunshea, Operations Manager of Custom Freight at Yatala conveys a message that would be welcomed by the loved ones of interstate truckies across the country.
Ryans Group is using state-of-the-art electronic aids for truck drivers during collection and delivery using a simple to use tablet device.
At 27 years of age, Jory Dunshea, Operations Manager of Custom Freight at Yatala, is one of the few young people running a trucking operation, in an industry where many people in this or similar roles are middle-age or older. But as Diesel News discovered, he’s a fast learner and has some insightful perspectives to bring to the table.
“From 5 o’clock it is just a frenzy of freight going everywhere; organised chaos, as we start this massive sorting process,” says Tim Sullivan of Sullivans Logistics.. “We put every bit of freight across the scales and we check it all off. The parcels go into cages, the paperwork is all printed and collated. It is all split up into the various towns and areas for delivery.
Since taking the reins at Scully RSV in July 2017, Avraam Solomon is building on firm foundations, on a mission to create the country’s most successful refrigerated truck hire business. Paul Matthei caught up with Avraam at the company’s Brisbane facility to discover more about his lofty ambitions, for Diesel News.
“At the time, all I wanted to do was have my own overnight run,” says Tim Sullivan of Sullivans Logistics. “Who the hell would want to drive a truck overnight? Well, bugalugs did. I bought a UD PK240 and put a curtainsider body on it to haul the mail to Kalgoorlie.
An ongoing problem within the trucking industry is truck drivers don’t seek medical help when living with untreated medical issues. A recent study illustrates the problem of under-reported health problems in the workforce.