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Top 5 drifting mine truck videos

Top 5 drifting mine truck videos

When you consider that a Cat 797F, Caterpillar’s largest and highest payload capacity dump truck, has an operating weight of 623+ tonnes, it’s not hard to understand how serious accidents can occur especially when conditions become too slippery to maintain traction.

The first autonomous truck is on the road

The first autonomous truck is on the road

The fast-paced advancement of technology has long been a preoccupation of today’s generation. You only need to look to the world of sci-fi film and literature to see a vision of the robotic future, sometimes embraced, and at other times feared. One of these advancements is self-driving cars, with many of the world’s leading transportation companies already rolling out technologies to help move things from A to B with little to no human interference. It's not just driverless cars that have become a reality - it was announced last month that the world’s first autonomous truck is now in action.

2015 budget lightens the load for heavy haul transport

2015 budget lightens the load for heavy haul transport

As we move toward an economy that will increasingly rely on the provision of services and natural resources to international trading partners, roads and transport infrastructure investment continues to play a key role. At National Heavy Haulage Australia, we provide the support that oils the gears of the national economy. We offer a range of services for the safe, reliable and efficient transportation of heavy equipment, including grading, dozing and heavy excavation equipment.

Hall of Fame celebrates our Aussie truckers

Hall of Fame celebrates our Aussie truckers

If you’ve ever travelled to Australia’s red centre, it’s likely you’d have stopped at Alice Springs to rest and refuel. Alice Springs has long been a vital transport hub for one of the most remote regions in the world. And yet, in the face of the region’s remoteness and harsh conditions grew a unique breed of road transport pioneers driven by improvisation, innovation and determination.

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.