Month: June 2018

Adelaide Rock Throwing

SA Police crackdown on Adelaide Rock Throwing

Following complaints from truck drivers in South Australia Police launched Operation Watercolour, targeting rock throwers who hurl rocks at trucks. SAPOL’s operation is focusing on prevention of further incidents and identifying suspects linked to events reported to police. The operation is being coordinated by Assistant commissioner Paul Dickson, making sure a formal approach is taken …

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Trucks Get Priority at Traffic Lights Under Trial to Ease Sydney’s Road Congestion

A trial currently underway in Sydney is aimed at helping to ease congestion and improve road safety by giving trucks more time to cross green lights. Wireless technology installed in about 100 heavy vehicles involved in the trial and 100 intersections on crucial freight routes allows traffic signals and trucks to “talk” to each other, …

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Daimler Unveils New Electric Truck to Rival Tesla

A rival to Tesla’s electric truck has been unveiled by Daimler in the form of the new fully-eletric Freightliner commercial truck. The company is expanding it’s fleet of electric vehicles with the Freightliner truck joining the Mercedes, FUSO and Thomas Built Brands. Freightliner is expected to deliver 30 electric trucks to customers to be tested …

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Regulator Starts Approval Process for Electronic Work Diaries

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has begun its assessment of electronic work diaries against its own EWD standards for the first time after approving the system. The NHVR decided a few months ago that EWDs were a sustainable and effective alternative to the old written work diaries. The regulator will now assess some models …

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Truck Driver Killed and Toddler in Serious Condition following Crash

A horrific crash has taken place in Brisbane’s northern outskirts, claiming the life of a truck driver and landing a toddler in hospital in a serious condition. The 1 year old boy was rushed to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in a critical condition after the incident on Oakey Flat Road in Narangba. A spokesperson for …

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Video Showcases Truck Driving Skills

Truck drivers often don’t get the credit they deserve especially for their amazing driving skills. Here’s a video that reminds us exactly why we love our truck drivers and their impressive truck maneuvering skills. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkJCPsFjNYY

Truck Safety Stagnant Despite Stakeholder Efforts

According to data from government and private sector sources, commercial vehicle safety has remained fairly stagnant over the past decade. A report from Wards CV Intelligence, based on the data mentioned above revealed that despite efforts to improve commercial vehicle safety through education, new technology and best practices, flat or negative safety trends prevail. The …

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