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Truck Hits the Flemington Bridge on Racecourse Rd Again Causing Major Damage and Delays

PASSENGER on the 57 tram route had to find another way to get to work again when a truck hit the Flemington Bridge on Racecourse Rd. Buses were called in as replacement services after the VISY truck his the bridge near Moonee Ponds Creek about 9am. It comes just four days after a truck his …

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Truck Collision involving Autonomous Trucks on BHP Mine

BHP has blamed a collision between two autonomous trucks at the Jimblebar iron ore mine in the Pilbara, Western Australia on wet weather. The March 16 accident followed “significant rainfall that deteriorated road surface, causing one vehicle to slip into the other,” a BHP spokesperson said in a statement. Operations resumed in the hours after …

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Crackdown on Trucks Speeding on South Eastern Freeway

TRUCK drivers found speeding or using the wrong gear face tough new penalties including loss of licence, in response to a coronial call for reform over fatal freeway crashes. In 2015, deputy state coroner Anthony Schapel delivered findings into two out-of-control heavy vehicle crashes. They included one the year prior when 41-year-old truck driver James …

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Workplace Accident Claimed Truck Driver’s Life as He Off-loaded Vehicle

A truck driver has died just days after his lower leg was partially amputated in a workplace incident at Port Kembla Coal Terminal. Mark Roberts is being remembered as a “fun-loving” and passionate rugby league fan. The father-of-two, who lived in Orange but worked in the Illawarra, was dumping a load of coal into the …

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Woman Killed in Truck and Car Crash in South Australia’s Riverland

A mother has died following a fatal crash in South Australia’s Riverland. Police were called to the intersection of the Sturt Highway and the old Sturt Highway near Barmera after a B-Double truck collided with a car just before 7.30pm. Her two children, a 12-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl received minor injuries and were …

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Trucks Protest on Sydney’s Harbour Bridge over Fatalities

Some 200 trucks have converged on the Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of a union protest calling for industry regulation to address fatal truck crashes in Australia. The trucks took up lanes in both directions on the bridge on Sunday morning before looping around Sydney’s CBD, mirroring similar protests in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. …

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Truck Driver Cleared of Negligent Driving After Crashing into Homeless Man

A Sydney magistrate has slammed the “disgraceful waste problem of affluent Sydney” after a frail homeless man was run over and killed by a garbage truck driver who mistook him for a discarded blanket. Key points: Garbage truck driver Ian Juurik was cleared of all charges over the death of homeless man Matthew Hayne Mr …

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Industrial Manslaughter Warning for Operators

Victorian shadow transport infrastructure minister David Davis has sounded a warning for operators around industrial manslaughter laws and their possible application in the future. The existence of, or push for, industrial manslaughter legislation has taken form in different varieties in different Australian states, and its introduction to Victoria was recently an election commitment from the …

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The First CO2 Standard for Trucks in The European Union

In the run up to the Council meeting later this month where the 28 member states are expected to adopt their position on the EU’s first CO2 standards for trucks, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is calling on governments to adopt a well-balanced and viable approach to this piece of legislation, which will have …

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