Month: March 2013

Registrations Are Now Open for Trucking Australia 2013

According to the Australian Trucking Association the trucking industry is facing some critical issues that will be addressed at Trucking Australia that will be held at Hamilton Island on the 21st and 22nd of June. The issues that will be talked about include: The improvement of safety across the industry Removing red tape that hampers …

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Major Research Backs Caffeine to Fight Fatigue

Fatigue has long been an issue plaguing the long distance trucking industry and now Australian research into the effects of caffeinated drinks may have just provided a solution. The research on the effects of these caffeinated drinks on the performance of long distance truckies has been published in the British Medical Journal according to an …

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Police Arrest Woman Over Collapse of the Viking Group

A woman was charged with fraud of $86 million at the beginning of this month. The fraud is in relation to the trucking and logistics company the Viking group. Most of which shut down in 2011. Since, the creditors have experienced difficulty locating the assets of the company. According to Australasian Transport News at http://www.fullyloaded.com.au/: …

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Long Term Truckie Calls For Danger Money to be Standard for Drivers

Dangers for truck drivers on the road are by now well documented and there are many ways that both the government and the trucking industry itself have addressed their safety. New laws placing the responsibility for driver fatigue firmly in the hands of everyone in the supply chain but this is the first time that …

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Forklift Trucks Maintenance is a Must

When it comes to plant and equipment at any worksite, maintainance is a big contributor to safety, or at least good maintenance is. If equipment is not maintained properly the chances of an issues, incident or even fatality increase because uncontrolled risks are being introduced into the equation. Workplace health and Safety in Queensland have …

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Change of Victorian Premier May Mean Changes to Transport Funding

Soon after the change of the Victorian Premier, Paul Mees, a transport academic from RMIT is encouraging the new premier to approach transport projects realistically as there is not a great deal of funding available for the published wish list. Mr Rees is an RMIT University lecturer on transport planning and he says that the …

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