Month: July 2017

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Police Operation Finds Almost Half of All Trucks Defective

The New South Wales authorities recently conducted the 4th installment of Operation Catapult, a blitz on trucks in south-west and western Sydney. The Operations are being conducted by a Joint Taskforce consisting of NSW Police Traffic & Highway Patrol Command officers, Roads and Maritime (RMS) Inspectors, and NSW Environment Protection Authority. During the blitz officers …

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WA Truck Driver Licensing Training Organisation Investigated

Around 326 truck drivers have had their licenses suspended in Western Australia and the state’s Department of Transport is investigating one of its appointed training organisations for issuing licenses without the proper assessment. Truck and road train drivers who have had their licenses cancelled have an opportunity to reapply for them. Evidence in the investigation …

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Western Australian Truck Drivers Have Licenses Suspended Amidst Assessment Debacle

More than 300 Western Australian truck drivers had their licenses suspended following claims that licenses weren’t assessed properly. The WA Department of Transport and Corruption and Crime Commission launched an investigation which revealed “irregularities” in heavy vehicle practical driving assessment provider’s conduct. According to a spokesperson for the department, some people may have had a …

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Road Safety Goes Beyond Trucks, Volvo Report Says

Volvo Trucks released a report earlier in the year having collected data from over 1700 crashes involving trucks in Europe. The researchers examined approximately 26,000 road fatalities within the EU annually since 1969. The research revealed that 15 per cent of fatal road crashes involve a heavy vehicle and the fatalities are mostly pedestrians, motorcyclists …

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