Throughout this entire pandemic, Victorians have been able to rely on freight. People have been able to count on the fact they won’t be left stranded without essentials like food and face masks – and that’s thanks to the way we have been able to keep the supply chain moving.
Trucks and cars rolled in protest, transport workers have called on NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to focus on dealing with the financial pain NSW Government policies are bringing.
“We’re all in this together” has been the key phrase of 2020, as Australia suffered together during the devastating bushfires, before COVID-19 swept across the globe.
With the Queensland state election looming fast on October 31, here’s an edited extract from the Queensland Trucking Association’s state election blueprint, calling for more investment in the Toowoomba to Port of Brisbane corridor, and an alternative inland highway.
The Victorian Government has released a roadmap for re-opening the state’s economy as part of a phased withdrawal from the Stage 3 and 4 restrictions that have been in place across Victoria since early August.
Surveillance cameras inside truck cabins are becoming increasingly common in the transport industry today. Electronic work diaries are hardly mentioned anymore, and the industry narrative is all about the Guardian Seeing Machine. Read more
It’s good to be back. Big Rigs is the magazine for transport workers and a strong forum for discussion of the issues that you face on the road every day. The TWU is a proud contributor. The pandemic has created a situation we have not seen before. For some in our industry, work is busier than it has ever been, for others they are finding new jobs. The industry needs no extra pain yet we still see corporate greed overtaking corporate responsibility alongside indifference from the Federal and State Governments.
Like many readers, I was disappointed Big Rigs was recently shuttered as part of consolidation occurring in the publishing industry. For decades, Big Rigs filled a void servicing the interests of owner-operators and small-medium sized freight and logistics operators right around Australia, who relied on it for timely and relevant information about the transport industry.
Over the years I’ve met hundreds of drivers. I’ve had working relationships with many, become friends with many. A few have become good mates. A very few.
AN initiative by industry, for industry, the Australian Trucking Association’s TruckSafe accreditation scheme has been improving the safety and professionalism of trucking operators nationwide since 1990.