Usually carrying boats, trailers or the like, Chris Barnes was carrying hay, deep in the tropics, on a blistering hot day, when he stopped to chat with Big Rigs.
A major upgrade to 27 kilometres of the Newell Highway has now opened to traffic, months ahead of schedule.
When Big Rigs saw driver Lee Wells he was carting mangoes from Giru in north Queensland, bound for the Brisbane markets.
Busy veteran truckie Hugh ‘Maca’ Macdonald has been delivering armour rock to the Port of Townsville for the past four months, destined for a new seawall. In between trips, he stopped to chat with Big Rigs about life and trucking.
The 2020-21 Queensland Budget is set to deliver $26.9 billion towards roads and transport, including a $12.6 billion jointly-funded Bruce Highway plan, as the state sets the path for its economic recovery.
Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport, Scott Buchholz was on the road again this morning, this time meeting with mayors from the Central Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (CQROC) and visiting the CQ Inland port at Emerald, as part of the Government’s 10-year, $110 billion nation-wide Infrastructure Investment Program.
With $1.07 billion committed towards the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative in Queensland, consultations are underway for the next corridor priorities.
With less than 4% of its truck driving workforce being women, the Ipswich City Council applied for an exemption under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (QLD) so it can target women to fill more of its truck driving positions and help reduce the gender gap.
As a father of six, this owner operator juggles a busy family life with his busy life on the road.
In a tiny Queensland hamlet, outback character and former truckie Dennis ‘Mad Dog’ Madigan painstakingly restores an old Diamond T.