Month: December 2018

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Transport Workers Union Demands Answers Following Truck Crash

Following the death of a truck driver from Coffs Harbour on the Logan Motorway, the Transport Workers Union has criticised the trucking company who employed the man. The crash went unnoticed for about 10 hours. A passer-by discovered the crash site the following morning and questions have been raised as to why the company didn’t …

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ATA Lobbies Government on Emergency Braking and Driver Licensing Issues

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has lobbied the government on emergency braking and driver licensing issues at the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee into matters of road safety. ATA’s chief of staff Bill McKinley appeared before the Senate recently and addressed the issue of implementation of autonomous emergency braking and improving driver …

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Survey Shows Truck Drivers Suffering from Musculoskeletal Pain

According to researchers at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario Canada 3 out of 5 truck drivers suffer musculoskeletal pain or discomfort while on the job. Researchers surveyed 107 male drivers at 2 truck stops in southern Ontario, obtaining physical, individual and organisational information. Of the drivers surveyed, 61 (57%) reported feeling pain or discomfort …

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Truck Driver Pleads Guilty After Leading Police on Fiery Trail of Destruction

A truck driver who led police on a 100km chase along the New England Highway has pleaded guilty to using a stolen semi-trailer to do so. The chase ended in a fiery trail of destruction with the truck smashing into shopfronts and parked cars along the way. The 30 year old driver appeared in Newcastle …

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