Wes Walker’s rollercoaster campaigning ride for toilets at the Gatton pads has taken another positive turn today with the return of the portaloos to the site. Read more
What a rollercoaster ride of emotions for truckies’ campaigner Wes Walker. Read more
After 14 relentless months of campaigning, truckies’ advocate Wes Walker is celebrating the news today that the Gatton hook-ups now have two portable toilets on site. Read more
When truckie Shannon Newton woke up in his Freightliner Century in Eastern Creek in Sydney earlier this week he was greeted with what looked like his worst nightmare. Read more
Steve Shearer had etched July 1 in his calendar as a critical date for the industry to right the ship. Read more
Truckies’ advocate Wes Walker has his fingers crossed that some of the $80 million Labor has pledged to build more rest areas for truckies will be used to install toilets at the Gatton pads. Read more
For a few anxious weeks, Sydney operator Tristan Wernhard feared this would be his last month of trading. With his monthly diesel bill now $25,000 higher than it was at the start of the year to run his six-strong fleet of prime movers, the boss of AA Plus Driving and Transport in Western Sydney thought he was on his last legs.
The newly released edition of truckies’ medical standards, Assessing Fitness to Drive, falls short of the safety requirements the industry needs, says the National Road Transport Association (NatRoad). Read more
Like most other Aussie blokes of his era, Kyogle-raised truckie Richard Fleming, 51, spent most of his life out in the sun without ever giving the health ramifications a second thought.
Paul Butlin isn’t sure what he would have done if disability pensioner Wes Walker hadn’t stepped up and taken charge at the Gatton pads during last week’s flooding on the Warrego Highway. Read more