As heavy rain lashes parts of Queensland and the flood situation worsens, various heavy vehicle and freight restrictions have been put in place across the road network.
Works have started on the $75 million upgrade of the Mount Lindesay Highway between Stoney Camp Road and Chambers Flat Road, with Queensland-based HullSee JV awarded the construction contract.
Queensland’s Peak Downs Highway is set to receive $11.5 million in upgrades that aim to improve safety for heavy vehicles, including road trains.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison got behind the wheel of Australia’s first Volvo FL Electric truck, during a visit to the Volvo Group Australia manufacturing plant in Wacol, Queensland on Friday.
A Scania cruised up the main street of scenic Malanda on the Atherton Tablelands and pulled up on a corner.
It was just before dusk when Big Rigs saw Brisbane based driver Stephen Findlow behind the wheel of a Volvo FH-16 B-double, parked at Malanda in North Queensland.
Sydney based owner-operator Matt Sultana was deep in the tropics at Bowen in North Queensland when Big Rigs chatted with him.
An old 1987 Toyota Dyna which is a common sight around Ravenshoe in the northern tropics is driven by owner Terry McNee, who used to operate in Sydney.
Eight-year-old Max Tuxworth is a chip off the old block and looks certain to follow his father and grandparents and be an integral part of the legendary far north Queensland family road transport business.
Josh Rigney had hauled pallets from Kapunda in South Australia to Townsville when he stopped to have a yarn with Big Rigs.