What does the future hold? I’d love to have known even 10 years ago what I know now. I’m sure I’m not the only one. What happens at the next federal election will not only affect the whole country it may well have a profound impact on trucking into the future.
There are some parts of our industry that don’t fill me with joy. Over recent months there has been an increase in what I can only describe as intolerant, stupid and divisive behaviour. This has been egged on by some on social media and increasing abuse over UHF radio. Read more
With the review of the national truck law well underway, we asked truckie and popular podcast host Mike Williams to tackle the biggest elephant in the room.
Months ago, Main Roads in South Australia was doing upgrade work on the arrester bed on the down track into Adelaide while it was closed for three weeks. Read more
I’ve been playing this trucking game for a good while now. I’ve spent most of my career tooling around in the eastern states and had many different jobs, owned my own trucks and employed drivers etc. so I’ve worn a few different shirts over the years. Read more
Here we go again! Time to take a serious look at some indisputable facts. Time to consider why we continue to find ourselves in the same place over and over as an industry.
Truckies are invariably the first on the scene of an accident or incident on the road, and it pays to be prepared, writes veteran driver Mike Williams, as part of our coverage of National Road Safety Week, brought to you by NTI.
Robert Bell’s op-ed in our September 18 issue about in-cab safety tech and its link with insurance companies sparked plenty of heated debate. In this column we give high-profile driver Mike Williams a chance to share an opposing view on technology and its place in the industry. Read more
Truckie Mike Williams, aka the Oz Trucker on Twitter, is well-known to Big Rigs readers as a regular feature columnist and popular host of the On the Road podcast. Below is an edited extract from his detailed submission to the Senate Inquiry into the importance of a viable, safe, sustainable and efficient road transport industry. Read more
Over the years I’ve met hundreds of drivers. I’ve had working relationships with many, become friends with many. A few have become good mates. A very few.