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How we remain safe on the road and you can too

How we remain safe on the road and you can too

At National Heavy Haulage (NHH), we specialise in the provision of heavy haulage equipment solutions to the mining and construction industries. Providing the best possible customer and technical support is at the top of our priorities as a company, as well as ensuring the absolute best standards in health and safety for our drivers.

How to avoid truck blind spots

How to avoid truck blind spots

Most Australians have become accustomed to driving in a congested mix of cars, bikes, trucks and buses. However, this familiarity means that over time many forget or choose to ignore the dangers when travelling close to trucks.

Tax essentials for long haul truck drivers (2015 Edition) – Part 2

Tax essentials for long haul truck drivers (2015 Edition) – Part 2

With so many tax deductions for truck drivers that we had to split the list into a two-part series! In Part 1 “Tax Essentials for long haul truck drivers (2015 Edition)”, we explained when you can make a claim, explored the aspects of good record keeping, and began a list of important tax deductions.

Tax essentials for long haul truck drivers (2015 Edition) – Part 1

Tax essentials for long haul truck drivers (2015 Edition) – Part 1

With June 30 fast approaching, now is the time to start digging out all those receipts you’ve got stashed here, there and everywhere. Before you start daydreaming about what you’ll spend your return on, it’s a good idea to get a crash course in truck driver tax deductions.

The weirdest truck spills ever

The weirdest truck spills ever

The heavy vehicle industry is based on hauling heavy machinery and freight from point A to point B, but sometimes things go wrong and the freight ends up somewhere closer to point Z.

We have collated a collection of the some weird and wonderful spills from across the globe. Are these the weirdest truck spills ever?

Trucking Australia maps out plans for the future

Trucking Australia maps out plans for the future

In late March, trucking operators from across Australia came together in Hobart, Tasmania, to contribute their views towards a mutually-strategised and agreed-upon action plan for the industry.

Facts about Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL)

Facts about Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL)

The Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) and regulations commenced in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria on 10 February 2014. The Northern Territory and Western Australia have not commenced the HVNL at this time.

Top ten most dangerous countries for truck drivers

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We all know that truck driving is a hazardous occupation. Facing long shifts, poor road quality and unpredictable weather, truck drivers need to be at the top of their game to ensure the health and safety of both themselves and other drivers on the road. At NHH, our heavy haulage drivers adhere to the strictest safety policies to protect our team and other people on the road. In other places, however, this might not be so easy to do.

Environmental Innovation in the UK Haulage Industry

Environmental Innovation in the UK Haulage Industry

Across the entire industrial and transport sectors, industry leaders are growing increasingly conscious of the need for environmentally friendly practices. Innovation has come ahead by leaps and bounds, particularly in recent years. Alternative fuels are now becoming a reality on the Australian Eastern seaboard so let’s have a look at the UK haulage industry and see what their transport industry is doing to become more environmentally friendly.

7 interesting facts about trucks

7 interesting facts about trucks

Trucks are fantastic machines, which we rely on more heavily than many of us realise. This guide to trucks will encompass a few little known facts about the vehicles themselves, the people who drive them, and the culture and environments they are associated with. Let the truck facts begin!