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.
Road congestion is arguably one of the greatest enemies of transport workers and operators, particularly heavy vehicle and delivery drivers with deadlines to adhere to and customers to service in our larger cities around Australia.