Draft design rules on advanced emergency braking should be changed to include specific requirements on how the braking systems handle older trailers without ABS, according to the Australian Trucking Association (ATA).
Although it may have been another pandemic-impacted month for overall truck sales in September, the numbers are moving in the right direction in an enthralling heavy-duty sector race. Read more
The federal government has pledged to pay half the salary of new apprentices and trainees in any industry for one year from today. Read more
A $95 million upgrade to Riverway Drive and a major study to identify priority sections of the Bruce Highway for duplication are two major announcements as part of tomorrow night’s Federal Budget to help drive Townsville’s recovery from Covid-19. Read more
A 17-year-old from the Sunshine Coast is making some big plans for the year ahead. He and his Chamberlain 9G tractor are set to embark on a 13,500km journey across Australia in a mammoth fundraising effort for three charities: Lights on the Hill Trucking Memorial, the Royal Flying Doctors Service and Dolly’s Dream.
Australian demand for sugar is still strong despite the attempts of many a diet guru to make it public enemy number one. That’s a good thing for Australia, and especially Queensland, where many a worker earns a living in our country’s sweetest industry.
The National Road Freighters Association (NRFA) and the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) have joined forces to focus their efforts on achieving an industry that is safe and sustainable.
The Productivity Commission (PC) has given road transport regulators a pass in some areas but a rebuke for not doing more to unlock efficiency gains for heavy vehicle operators. Read more
A Covid-19 toolbox talk kit focused on vehicle, workplace and hand hygiene, wearing a face mask and mental health is part of the NHVR’s latest release of practical industry safety material. Read more