Month: November 2018

Common Mistakes Made While Driving

According to research by Monash University’s Accident Research Centre, Australian motorists are distracted every 96 seconds by things other than driving. Motorists are increasing their risk of crashing almost tenfold the study found because they are not fully concentrating on the road while driving. Drivers are becoming increasingly engaged in other activities, the researchers from …

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NHVR Looks to Technology to Tackle Fatigue Issue

It was announced at The NHVR’s Fatigue Safety Forum that the government would be tackling the issue of fatigue in the trucking industry by investing in field trials of fatigue monitoring technologies. The federal government and NHVR have pledged upwards of a combined $500,000 towards trials to determine the effectiveness of technology in reducing road …

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19 Killed in Horror Truck Crash

  A horror crash has killed 19 people in Turkey after falling into a canal. The truck was carrying migrants when it collided with the highway barrier and fell into the canal. It is not known where the migrants were from or where they were heading.

Technology Not The Answer to Fatigue – Union Warns

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) says the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) should be focusing on fatigue but not on fatigue monitoring technology trials but rather a solution to the problem. The federal government’s joint announcement with the NHVR that it would fund field trials of SmartCap technology and other driver fatigue monitoring technologies and …

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TWU Calls for Understanding That Truckies Aren’t Always to Blame for Crashes

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has called for understanding that truck drivers aren’t always the ones to blame for crashes. SafeWork recently released data that showed that transport and warehousing are at the top of the list of industries with the most fatalities and in a recent post on Fullyloaded.com.au, the writer questioned why industry …

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Chain of Responsibility Online

Police Thank Truck Drivers for Roles in Calling Out Bad Behaviour on the road

Truck drivers on the Newell Highway who alerted police to a dangerous driver have been thanked by police. The drivers used their 2 way radios to inform police of a dangerous driver in a Holden Apollo on the highway near Gilgandra. Police witnessed the male driver driving along the extreme shoulder, almost colliding with a …

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