Month: March 2018

Australian Trucking Association Focused on Fatigue

The Australian Trucking Association is hosting a program focused on fatigue in April as part of the Trucking Australia conference. The program titled ‘FatigueHACK’ will involve an event bringing together software developers, designers, industry experts, researchers, regulators and truck drivers to develop new technologies, designs, products, partnerships and policy around managing driver fatigue. According to …

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Western Victorian Roads Criticised for Not Being Truck Friendly

The Victorian Farmers Federation grains president Ross Johns raises an interesting point about the truck-worthiness of Western Victorian roads. Ross Johns, a Warracknabeal farmer says road conditions through western Victorian are “dreadful”, with large drop offs on the side of the roads and pot holes. He also pointed out several poorly maintained council and VicRoads …

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Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC)

Researchers Call for Analysis of Truck Crashes

Two senior accident researchers – Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) senior research fellow Sharon Newnam and University of the Sunshine Coast senior research fellow Natassia Goode, have called for truck accident investigation methods to be reviewed, believing it to be narrow and simplistic, focusing mainly on drivers. The researchers say causes of truck crashes …

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Self Driving Trucks

Could Self-Driving Trucks be Good for Truckies?

A recent article on TheAtlantic.com examined whether self-driving vehicles could actually be a good thing for truckies. Although the general outlook of self-driving trucks for truck drivers is grim, researchers at Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group say there may be an increase in trucking jobs as more self-driving trucks are introduced. In the article Alden Woodrow, …

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Truckies Appeal to SA Government Not to Suspend Licenses for Using Brakes on SE Freeway

TRUCK drivers, who fear new braking laws on the South Eastern Freeway downslope will create a “safety crisis”, are worried they could wrongly lose their licences. The South Australian Road Transport Association and the Transport Workers Union have been campaigning for a month for written assurances over safety fears when truck drivers are legally forced …

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