One Million Clicks For Truckright

Last week, the milestone of one million clicks for Truckright, the industry vehicle owned by Rod Pilon Transport, was reached by, industry campaigner, Rod Hannifey. The Kenworth K200 reached one million kilometres, just prior to attending the ACRS Road Safety Conference in Canberra where it was on display for the three days.     Truckright was awarded Highly Commended in last year’s 3M Diamond ACRS Road Safety Awards. This...

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Safety Campaigner Calls for Mass Increase

A safety campaigner calls for mass increase at a trucking industry gathering. The safety record of the industry is often brought into focus when accidents continue to dent the reputation of the industry. The images of accidents involving trucks do not tell the full picture, when over 80 per cent of all fatal accidents which involve trucks are caused by something other than the truck.   In response to these issues, Transafe WA was...

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A Safer Way to Load Cattle

Here is a long time campaigner in the livestock transport industry, John Beer, talking about a safer way to load cattle using a new access landing system to avoid climbing on the trailers. A former Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association President, John is always looking for practical safety solutions and tells us more about it in his customary laconic way.   Meanwhile, up in Queensland, Frasers Livestock have...

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New Load Restraint Gates Released

New load restraint gates released by Freighter have been designed reduce maintenance and improve work health and safety for operators.The new load restraint gate systems for the Freighter range are available in two models: a premium ‘Sliding Post Load Restraint Gates’ model and an entry level ‘Hanging Load Restraint Gates’ model. Both can be ordered as optional upgrades on all Freighter tautliner models, providing a rated load...

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Roadworthiness Baseline Survey Information now Online 

Fuller National Roadworthiness Baseline Survey information is now available online. The survey which is expected to sample approximately 9,000 of Australia’s 520,000 heavy vehicles is being organised by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and is due to commence on August 1.     New details have now been added to the NHVR website. giving information about the planning and coordination of the survey. This includes a...

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Crash Snapshot Released

A truck crash snapshot has been released by NTI’s National Truck Accident Research Centre from the findings of the latest study into heavy vehicle crash incidents in Australia. In this study the parameters are different to those used in the NTI biennial survey, NTARC has analysed heavy motor losses, managed by the insurer, over $5000 between 2011 and 2015.     ‘This analysis reviewed 14,000 incidents where NTI contributed...

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