Best Looking US Trucks
Mar29

Best Looking US Trucks

Here are the Best Looking US Trucks rolling into the Mid America Truck Show last week. The annual event takes place in Louisville, Kentucky and attracts the best customised trucks in North America. In recent years the big truck manufacturers have shunned this massive truck show, but this year’s event saw the return of Kenworth, Peterbilt, Mack and Western Star to the fold.   The big draw for the hordes of truck fans who...

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Flying Down The Highway
Mar22

Flying Down The Highway

New road builders are always flying down the highway, when they are looking to spend our hard earned tax dollars on road improvements. One of the biggies for the trucking industry is the second Toowoomba crossing, which is being built right now and will transform the transport of road freight from Brisbane and its port to the agriculture and industry hubs on the Darling Downs and throughout the vast Western area of Queensland. This...

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Shoot The Messenger
Mar22

Shoot The Messenger

Sitting in a remote studio with headphones on the other night, being part of a piece on ABC Radio’s Nightlife  prompted me to think how easy it is for us in the trucking industry to shoot the messenger, instead of helping to get the message out there. I was putting my head above the parapet and trying to get the ‘holy grail’, a positive message about the trucking industry, out there to the general public and to the many truckies who...

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Danger Around a Forklift
Mar08

Danger Around a Forklift

There always danger around a forklift in a trucking environment. Here is a WorksafeNSW video about the basics of forklift safety. As anyone with any experience on a fork lift will tell you, this is nowhere near enough information to help a novice be safe on a forklift, just in this one instance. It does not take into any account the practicalities of  what it is like to be loading or unloading a truck.   The environment is noisy...

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Future Delivery Options
Mar01

Future Delivery Options

This week we are looking a number of future delivery options and all the weird and wonderful ways goods will be delivered in the future. There has been a lot of talk about drones doing the job, but legal hurdles about use of air space and the crowded infrastructure overhead make this pipe dream problematic, without some major changes taking place.   This video shows a trial taking place in the US for UPS. Note: it takes place in...

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Alternative Fuel Myths
Feb21

Alternative Fuel Myths

There are plenty of  alternative fuel myths going around, and some true facts. In our videos this week we are trying to look at both. As many in the trucking industry are aware we hear a lot of dubious facts about alternative fuels. Every time the price of diesel takes a hike upwards, all of the alternatives seem to reappear and a wide variety of suppliers start to spruik them. This doesn’t mean the whole concept of alternative...

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