So much for being a provider of essential services. That’s the parting message from distraught veteran interstate truckie James Camrolakis who was so incensed by the treatment he got at the SA border recently that he’s calling it quits after 40 years behind the wheel.
Mack Trucks bearing the Karreman Quarries name have become a familiar sight along Brisbane roads, and that’s not surprising, given the business has just taken delivery of its 500th Mack.
Long-serving Toyota and Hino executive Steve Lotter has announced he will retire from the role of Chairman and CEO of Hino Australia, effective from January 1 next year. Read more
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.
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.