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5 ways for truckies to deal with boredom on the road

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Life on the road offers plenty of opportunities for adventure: travelling to unusual places, meeting new people, and never quite knowing what you might come across from one day to the next are all part of the excitement. But, in between the fun, there can be some awfully long stretches of non-stop driving, especially in Australia. Here are five ways to fight off boredom on the road. 

Projected fuel costs around Australia for 2015

External fuel tanks at a filling station

Fuel prices have dropped significantly lately. In Sydney recently, fuel was being sold at below a $1 a litre. While capital city prices are down and at the $1.10 - $1.16 per litre price range, the country areas, such as Dubbo, Tamworth, and other rural areas in Australia are still paying $1.50 a litre and beyond. What we can expect to see in the long term is still unknown, but it is expected that these low prices might be around for the next year.

Amazing Things Only Australian Truckies See: Part 2

Sunset in Australian countryside

Welcome to the second post in our two-part series on amazing things that only Australian truckies see. Life on the road down under can have its challenges, but when it comes to adventure and surprise, it's hard to beat. There are so many incredible things that truck drivers get to see every day. If you haven’t read .part one of Amazing Things Only Australian Truckies See, check it out now.

Crocodile safety in Australia for drivers

Crocodile Warning Sign

Statistically, crocodile safety in Australia fares better than you might imagine. On average, one person in Australia loses their life to a croc each year, while three die from bee stings. Yet, if you ask the average Aussie what they fear most, crocs are highly likely to top the list. Let's face it, their terrifying appearance, strength and ferocious killing techniques have quite a bit to do with that. As does the fact that, to crocs, humans look an awful lot like a tasty meal, so if a croc does come across your path, there's a good chance it'll go in for the attack.

The Role of Forklift Operators in Heavy Haulage Companies

The Role of Forklift Operators in Heavy Haulage Companies

If you're in the market for a new role with a major company, and if you have excellent physical coordination and are good at judging measurements, then working as a Forklift Operator in the heavy haulage industry could be just the job for you.

Drive to Save Lives campaign

Drive to Save Lives campaign

Every year, way too many people lose their lives on Queensland roads. The impact of these fatalities is absolutely devastating - emotionally, socially and financially. What makes contemplating them even worse is the knowledge that the vast majority of accidents can be prevented. Whether they're caused by fatigue, carelessness or substance use, they don't have to happen.

Top 2014 Christmas gift ideas for truck drivers

Top 2014 Christmas gift ideas for truck drivers

As hard as it is to believe, it's nearly festive time again. If you're wondering what to buy for the truckie in your life, here are some great Christmas gift ideas for truck drivers.

List of major Australian toll roads for truckies

List of major Australian toll roads for truckies

Tolls are definitely not our favourite part of life on the road. But the fact is that they're a reality, especially if you're driving haulage trucks in New South Wales, Queensland or Victoria. Here's everything you need to know about toll roads in Australia, from how much they cost and where you'll find them, to how to pay for them.

National Heavy Haulage reviews the Freightliner Argosy

National Heavy Haulage reviews the Freightliner Argosy

As our loyal truckie readers probably know, here at National Heavy Haulage we're pretty keen on Kenworth Trucks. As a matter of fact, we love these boys so much that we don't get behind the wheel of any other brand. That being said, we recognise there are other heavy transport brands out there, which is why we thought we’d take a look at a Kenworth rival: the Freightliner Argosy. It's been through quite a few improvements over recent years, so let's take a close look at them in our Freightliner Argosy review.

How to Stay Cool in your Truck this Summer

How to Stay Cool in your Truck this Summer

Summer can be a terrible time for a heavy haulage driver, especially when a heat wave hits. Inside the cab it can be even more roasting - thankfully there’s air conditioning! However, you might not always be in a position to have your air con on or keep your engine running. For example if you're sleeping or loading, that's when things can get unbearable.