Truck Driver

Keeping Fatigued Drivers off the Road with Fatigue Road-side Testing

Roadside testing for fatigued drivers may soon by a thing as the Andrews Labor Government tests new technology that will detect fatigued drivers. The trial is an Australia-first and will take place at a controlled test facility in Kilsyth. If successful the technology could be used to test drivers roadside, as they are currently tested …

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Truck Drivers to Benefit from Upgrades on South-east Queensland Roads

Upgrades to sections of highway between Toowoomba and Ipswich and Toowoomba to Seymour are expected to shave journey times for truck drivers and other motorists while improving safety. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government’s ROSI initiative would better connect regional industries such as mining …

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ATA Calls for Rest Stop Standards to be Reinforced

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) joined the rest of the industry in calling for rest stop standards to be reinforced. The ATA welcomed Austroads guidelines aimed at addressing a number of key driver concerns. The association represents 50,000 businesses and 211,500 people. It thanked Austroads for “listening to concerns and recommendations raised in consultations during …

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WorkSafe Queensland Issues Fine for Truck Driver Death

A timber company in Townsville has been charged $210,000 after an incident involving a truck driver in 2016. WorkSafe Queensland revealed that the transport driver was delivering goods to the company when the accident occurred that claimed his life. Another worker in a company-owned forklift was unloading from one side of the truck while the …

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Interstate Trucks with Damaged/Incorrectly Displayed Number-plates Considered Unregistered in NSW

The Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) issued a statement late last year after a member raised concern, revealing that in New South Wales, a truck driver can be fined $1392 plus 4 demerit points for incorrectly displayed number plates. The QTA took issue with the change in enforcement strategy and how the penalty was decided, given …

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