A truckie who stopped in a small town to use a toilet in an area that sees many B-doubles pass through was shocked when he returned to his vehicle and saw he had been fined.
The Melbourne-based company that owned the truck involved in a massive explosion in Charleville in 2014 has been hit with claims it pay the $527,906 bill to replace two fire trucks and repair a police car.
A proposal to slash off-peak fares for public transport in Melbourne will help reduce an anticipated spike in road congestion that will disrupt freight movements as the city begins to come out of lockdown, according to the state’s peak transport industry group.
The first locally manufactured Euro 6 Volvo FM prime movers have started to roll off the Volvo Group Australia Wacol assembly line this month. Read more
Veteran Darwin-based truckie Russell Lee was named National Professional Driver of the Year at the National Trucking Awards, which were held online today for the first time due to coronavirus restrictions. Read more
In Far North Queensland, owners of Blenners Transport, Les and Judy Blennerhassett, have serviced the banana industry for decades, switching from farming to transport and growing their business through tenacity and passion. Today, at ATA Live, they were officially inducted as Kenworth Legends.
ATA Live is currently underway, with the topic of supporting mental health brought to the fore. MaxiTRANS Managing Director and CEO Dean Jenkins and R U OK? ambassador Barry Du Bois discuss the importance of getting the conversation started and asking R U OK?
Following advocacy from the Victorian Transport Association (VTA), the Victorian Government has extended a Ministerial Order made earlier this year which suspended the application of curfews and loading zone signs on heavy vehicles involved in the transportation of food and personal hygiene products. Read more
Almost $27 million will go towards upgrading some of Western Australia’s worst roads, as part of the 2020-21 Black Spot Program.
Under the Queensland Chief Health Officer’s Directive, a new Qld Freight Movement Protocol will come into effect from 3pm today (Wednesday 23 September). The Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) has provided information on the updates for freight and logistics workers operating within the state.