With no other road transport accreditation scheme as comprehensive or robust, TruckSafe has a long history of leading industry safety and raising the bar for businesses.
Amid the initial confusion of lockdowns and border restrictions at the height of the pandemic in 2020, truckies were locked out of road houses and rest areas and refused access to toilets and showers while completing their essential work. Read more
Profit before safety, profit before people is not the road for a company to take when it comes to ensuring respect for drivers in 2021. We are in the grip of a pandemic and you are in the thick of it, a worker doing a critical job ensuring the wheels keep turning.
I’ve noticed that my columns lately have been depressing and melancholy, a little like me, so I’ve given myself an upper cut, figuratively not literally, and decided that I must make things more upbeat – I’m hoping I can make that happen.
Trucking plays a crucial role in the lives of everyone in Australia. This has been particularly evident in the last 18 months as we have all responded to Covid-19.
The heavy vehicle industry is in a period of growth, with Australia’s road freight task accelerating at almost twice the rate of our population and expected to increase 80 per cent by 2030. Read more
As states and territories grapple with how to handle the worsening Delta outbreak in NSW, testing requirements for essential linehaul heavy vehicle drivers has come into focus, with discrepancies between jurisdictions a source of much confusion.
All industries experience cycles of expansion and contraction, insurance is no different. Although no two cycles are exactly the same, insurance industry cycles typically last between three to 10 years and are known as a hard market and a soft market.
I wrote earlier this year of TWU plans for 2021 and now bargaining rolling in the transport industry, starting from the top down. The TWU is working to secure a strong future for all transport workers.
Over the past three and a half years, I have been writing this column, I have covered many topics, mental health and my battle with depression, bureaucracy and the abundance of red tape that the trucking industry deals with every day, and the lack of rest areas and our draconian fatigue rules to name just a few.