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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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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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Defects Found Across Fleet after Fairy Meadow Crash

A COMPANY has been sanctioned for allowing two unsafe vehicles to be driven in the wake of a serious crash at Fairy Meadow, near Wollongong, yesterday.  This morning officers from the NSW Police Traffic and Highway Patrol Traffic Task Force with the assistance of Roads and Maritime Inspectors, began inspecting the vehicles from the company’s fleet …

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Young Father Terrified by Road Rage Incident involving Truck

A Friday morning drive quickly became a horror scene for an Adelaide family. The young family said they were left fearing for their lives during a terrifying road rage confrontation with an angry truck driver in the northern suburb of Bolivar. “I was very nervous, because when he did get out the truck the first thing …

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