Starting as a single truck and tanker operation, Scott and Regina Harvey have grown SRH Milk Haulage into a major player on Australia’s dairy transport scene. Just last month, the business received the TruckSafe John Kelly Memorial Award, as part of the ATA’s National Trucking Industry Awards.
An innovative platform designed and used by dangerous goods and explosives specialist Chemtrans is delivering a level of training never before seen within the business – and it’s proving to have significant results, with a 51 per cent reduction in incidents since being implemented three years ago.
When the sound of bagpipes echoed through the town of Gatton in Queensland on Sunday, October 4, before the horns sounded during a minute’s silence, it signalled the end of the 2020 Lights On The Hill Trucking Memorial Service.
It was once described as the ‘Highway from Hell’ and amongst the most dangerous routes in Australian for heavy vehicles to travel on despite being a major inland route for truckies.
You couldn’t wipe the grin from Max Parsons’ face as he put his gleaming new Kenworths through their paces at the local Swan Hill quarry in Victoria. Read more
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.
A wonderful pic popped-up on our Facebook page recently – a dramatic image instantly capturing the essence of Australia’s road transport industry.
It was a tough choice to leave a secure job after 12 years, but this hard-working Victorian livestock carrier is glad he took the plunge.
Far too many get caught up in the excitement of going into business for themselves that they miss some critical steps that can make or break a business. Whether you are planning on opening a fish ‘n’ chip shop, starting your own bank or buying your first truck, there are some basic principles you can follow in order to start and then continue to grow a successful business that will ensure you give your business the best chance to survive and prosper.
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