Month: December 2012

Attention Truckies: Chain of Responsibility Update – This is How Rollovers Happen!

Rollovers are one of the most common and deadly occurrences involving trucks on our roads. There are a multitude of reasons why rollovers happen and it helps to be aware of a few of the scenarios that may contribute to a rollover. When a truck travels along a curved path centrifugal force causes it to …

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Chain of Responsibility Update: Queensland Police Target Inattentive Motorists

Inattentive drivers on police radar. Queensland police minister Jack Dempsey has blamed inattentive drivers for causing road crashes which has prompted police to target this type of behaviour over the holiday season. According to the minister these are the main contributing factors to accidents on Queensland’s roads: Speeding Drink driving Not Wearing a Seatbelt Fatigued …

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Truckies Not always to Blame for truck crashes

Although truckies are often the ones targeted for their non-adherence to road rules and regulations, they are not always to blame. Some truckies are consistently doing the right thing and abiding by the law, while others continue to flout it. A recent incident in North Carolina highlights the vulnerability of truck drivers who at times …

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Safety when working with Compacting Trucks

A safety alert has been issued by WorkSafe WA relating to compacting waste truck’s operations. These vehicles are particularly hazardous because they have the potential to affect workers involved with waste collection and disposal, pedestrians and other road users. Over the last 2 years an alarmingly high number of incidents occurred, resulting in 13 serious …

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