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A truckers' guide to driving safely in windy conditions

 A truckers' guide to driving safely in windy conditions

While driving heavy vehicles is dangerous at the best of times, high wind conditions make it even more dangerous. Heavy haulage trucks, in particular, are prone to high wind conditions, as they are taller than most surrounding vehicles on the road, while the massive surface of the trailer itself acts as a “sail” that catches the wind.

New driver fatigue research to centre on real-life operations

The National Transport Commission's latest report on heavy vehicle driver fatigue has recommended four new projects that focus on researching drivers in real-life situations and using nationally consistent information collection and analysis.

5 essential tips for new truck drivers

5 essential tips for new truck drivers

So, you've decided to become a truckie and you've completed all your training - congratulations! You're about to start an amazing adventure that will likely span the whole of Australia. Once you've found your first job, keep the following tips in mind to ensure a successful and happy trucking career.

Guidelines to make a truck breakdown site safe

Guidelines to make a truck breakdown site safe

Following the identification of safety issues around heavy vehicles and trucks in breakdown situations, the Victorian Transport Association’s On-Road Operators Group together with WorkSafe Victoria and experienced industry representatives created the Truck Emergency Breakdown and Roadside Safety (TEBARS) Guidelines.

A trucker's guide to driving safely in heavy traffic

A trucker's guide to driving safely in heavy traffic

When driving a heavy haulage vehicle, one of the largest obstacles is navigating safely in dense and heavy traffic conditions. Traffic congestion is a source of anxiety for drivers of all vehicles, but the stakes are substantially higher if you are driving a large truck with an oversize load. It is important that when faced with heavy traffic conditions, you are extra vigilant and cautious to avoid any potential collisions.

Truckers now keeping traffic signals green

truckers can change traffic signals

Have you ever wished will power alone could turn traffic lights green? There is nothing more frustrating than sitting in gridlocked traffic and watching a traffic light cycle several times before you can eventually move.

Preparing to drive a heavy haulage truck

Preparing to drive a heavy haulage truck

Before you operate a heavy haulage truck, it is essential that you take all of the necessary precautions. While safety precautions when driving are important regardless of what you drive, statistics reveal that heavy haulage truck drivers are at a heightened risk of collision and accidents. If you are a heavy haulage driver, consider these precautionary tips before you get behind the wheel.

Are you aware of your link in the Chain of Responsibility?

Are you aware of your link in the Chain of Responsibility?

Since February 2014, you don’t need to be the operator of a heavy vehicle to be included in the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) chain of responsibility (COR). If you consign, pack, load or receive goods as part of your business, you’re a legal link in the chain. And, corporate entities, directors, partners and managers are also included and are held accountable for the actions of people under their control.

NHH congratulates 2016 Trucking Awards Finalists

National Trucking Awards 2016

National Heavy Haulage congratulates the finalists for the 2016 National Trucking Industry Awards. The Australian Trucking Association has been hosting the annual awards since 1994, which acknowledge Australia’s most dedicated trucking professionals and businesses.

Kenworth is trusted with Australia’s most precious cargo

The winged keel of the victorious challenger Australia II, 1983

On September 25, 1983 it was the day Australia turned the tables on the USA, winning the America’s Cup, the first country to do so in 132 years. The story of Australia II winning the world’s most famous yacht race entered Australian folklore and it was certainly a victory well celebrated right across the country with Prime Minister Bob Hawke declaring that “Any boss who sacks anyone for not turning up today is a bum”.