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Australian university makes progress towards hydrogen fuel future

Alternative Truck Fuels Hydrogen

At National Heavy Haulage, we like to keep you updated on how advances in technology are changing the face of the heavy transport industry, particularly how renewable fuels are making trucking more efficient and cleaner for the environment. This time round, we’re sharing news that research conducted at the Australian National University (ANU) is opening up new possibilities for manufacturing hydrogen as a cheap and clean source of fuel.

The History of Kenworth: Buses, Trucks and ‘Brucks’

History of Kenworth Trucks and Buses

Kenworth might be famous for making the best semi-trailers and heavy haulage rigs in the world. But do you know much about what else they've brought to the mighty art of trucking? Have you ever heard of Kenworth Brucks, for example? As you can probably guess from the name, they were an ingenious combo of truck and, you guessed it, bus!

Get to Know the Average Modern Day Truckie

Who really is the modern day truck driver?

To start with, they see more of our roads in a single day than most of us would in a month. But, there are things that truckies, particularly mass freight drivers, have in common that you may not have known.

NAVMAN My Truck – GPS Navigation for Truck Drivers


Route planning for heavy haulage truck drivers can be incredibly complex when you are criss-crossing Australia carrying oversized and heavy equipment. The NAVMAN My Truck has been on the market for a while and claims to be the trucker’s GPS navigation with guidance tailored for larger vehicles. So let’s take a look at some of the features.

Top 5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Truck Drivers

Top 5 Fathers Day Gifts for Truck Drivers

With the countdown on to Father’s Day, you’re probably on the hunt for the perfect and most practical gift for the man of the house. Driving trucks for a living can be a challenging and lonely job, so if you’re looking for something that will help make Dad’s life comfortable and entertaining we’ve put together our top 5 Father’s Day gifts for truck drivers.

Mental Health Support for Truckies, FIFO and DIDO Workers

Mental-Health-FIFO-DIDO-Workers

A career as a heavy haulage truck driver, FIFO worker or DIDO worker isn’t for the faint hearted. With long hours spent alone behind the wheel, you have to love big rigs and being out on the open road.

How to Tie a Truckie's Hitch

NHH_How to tie a truckers hitch

Truck drivers are versatile and hard-working, there’s no doubt about it. You have to be. The Australian Outback is a beautiful and expansive land but it can also turn deadly fast. Besides your top 10 essential toolbox tool for truck drivers, there are also key skills all truckers should have. One important skill is knowing how to tie a Trucker’s Hitch; the most useful and awesome knot for truckers.

Is Telematics Technology the future for Australian trucks?

From navigation and route planning to dispatch and driver performance, the heavy transport and road freight industries are seeing the increased take up of telematics technology to improve productivity, regulatory compliance and road safety.

3 Ways to Prevent Truck Power Line Strikes

Truck drivers are being warned to look up as the number of power line strikes continues to rise across Queensland. With electricity providers like Ergon Energy reporting as many as 66 incidents per year where trucks have struck or brought down power lines across QLD alone, heavy haulage and road freight operators are being urged to take extra care when route planning and for drivers to be more vigilant with oversize transport.

Future Trucks: Mercedes Benz Autonomous Truck

It might be hard to imagine, but in the not too distant future autonomous trucks may become a vital part of Australia’s heavy haulage transport sector.