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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.

5 Rail Crossing Tips for Haulage Drivers

5 Rail Crossing Tips for Haulage Drivers

Railway crossings are a dangerous area for any driver, but even more of a concern when you're manoeuvring a heavy haulage rig. Australia is a vast country filled with all sorts of rail crossings, both in and out of built-up areas, and heavy haulage drivers have to contend with most of them. In particular, truckies spend a lot of time driving though remote areas where mines and sites are located, and there can be many crossings you'll have to face in just one journey.

Heavy Hauler Donated to Save Lives

Heavy haulage in transit

PACCAR Australia have provided a very special gift, a Kenworth heavy hauler to the Heart of Australia project, a new project which aims to help Australians whose health (and lives) are threatened by the country's vast distances. The project was launched at the start of October 2014 and will deliver specialist medical services to regional, rural and remote communities.

Tips for Truckies to Stay Legal on Mobile Phones

Heavy haulage in transit

 The use of mobile phones while driving in Australia is governed by sets of rules that vary from state to state.

National Heavy Haulage are dedicated to upholding only the highest standards in oversize transport and we take safety seriously. Thanks to some help from Sprout we've compiled current rules and separated them by each state to make your life easier and Australia’s roads safer.*

New National Heavy Haulage Yard in Queensland

New National Heavy Haulage Yard in Yatala QLD

Great news! National Heavy Haulage has officially moved into our new yard in Yatala, QLD. With easy access and ample storage space, this new yard will help us deliver better and more reliable heavy freight transport services to the mining and construction industries across Australia.