Month: October 2018

The LongHaul Drivers Association (LHDA) Blames Truck Crash on Congested Roads

The Long Haul Drivers Association (LHDA) has blamed road conditions for the spate of crashes on the M5. In a critique of the conditions in major cities like Sydney and Melbourne, Brian Turpie of the LHDA, an advocate for truck drivers, said the M5 fiasco which caused chaos recently could have been avoided. It was …

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Truckies at Increased Risk of Traumatic Spinal Injuries, Study Reveals

The latest study into the causes and effects of work-related traumatic spinal injuries (TSIs) by researchers at the University of Sydney School of Medicine found that truck drivers experience some of the highest rates of TSIs in the state. The study led by Dr Lisa Sharwood, was conducted over a 3 year period and revealed …

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Why Truck Driver Salaries Have Declined in Recent Decades

An article on BusinessInsider.com.au recently explored the phenomenon of declining truck driver salaries, one of the reasons the industry is struggling to attract new talent. One American truck driver Lenny Oppelaar has been driving a truck since 1977 and since then his salary has decreased.  He started with a salary of $US30 per hour in …

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Report Calls for Zero Deaths on Australian Roads

Report Calls for Zero Deaths on Australian Roads

An inquiry into the Australian National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 has called for zero road deaths and serious injuries, it says nothing else should be acceptable. The inquiry’s final report which was released by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, found that the existing plan has failed. The report recommended that the government adopts a policy …

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Volvo shows Off Electric, Self-driving Concept Truck

Volvo has debuted it’s latest concept truck – a cabless, autonomous truck called Volvo Vera. The truck was designed to carry standard container and trailers short distances within ports, factories and large logistics centres, Volvo says. The trucks will operate at low speeds, the company says to ensure safety. They will be connected wirelessly to …

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