Electric vehicles don’t pay any road costs. This is unfair for all the rest of us that pay up to 42 cents per litre for imported fuel, along with all the other costs/rip offs from high rego to stamp tax. This is unfair too, grossly unfair.
Young drivers don’t know enough about how to stay safe around trucks. That’s the key finding from a new research paper from the road safety experts at the University of Newcastle. The research was funded by the ATA.
So much can happen in two weeks: the Transport Women Australia Limited, Wodonga TAFE, Volvo Group Australia initiative – Women Driving Transport Careers has been named a finalist in the Victorian Training Awards – Industry Collaboration Award category, with the winner to be announced on October 16.
The Victorian Transport Association has welcomed a raft of new and improved transport infrastructure in a report presented to the Victorian Parliament by the state’s infrastructure advisory body, Infrastructure Victoria.
As this pandemic rolls on and as the top of the supply chain increases its profit from the increased freight load, we need to ask the question, why is the truck driver still copping a lack of respect from those at the top?
If you happen to have been one of the unfortunates who have had to make a claim on their commercial truck insurance policy in the last couple of years, it is more than likely you would have suffered from a certain degree of heightened anxiety after you had received the verdict from your insurer’s claims manager or their loss adjuster (assessor).
Fatigue – and its effect – can be felt differently by different people. Some might feel drowsy, others lose concentration, and some might feel as though they can push through. But no matter how the effects are felt, fatigue in the heavy vehicle industry can be fatal.
It’s been a great privilege to use these pages in recent weeks to amplify a campaign by some of the nation’s leading trucking and transport associations to get the Commonwealth government to designate freight workers as essential service providers.
Isn’t it amazing sometimes when a door slams shut behind you, it propels you into a world of amazing opportunity.
There is currently no stronger example of the disrespect for owner-drivers in the transport industry than the discovery by the TWU that Toll failed to pay invoices on time, despite an agreement in place over payments, on 5187 occasions.