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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

Trans-Siberian wooden sign with a railway on background

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! 

How to avoid a downhill disaster

How to avoid a downhill disaster

Trucks and buses must use low gear. Obeying these few simple words as you approach a very steep descent could save your life and the lives of other road users. That’s the message from the South Australian Government and others in the wake of last year’s fatal crash in Adelaide involving an out of control truck.

NTI’s quest to improve road safety and how we comply

2015 Major Accident Investigation Report

As a country with one of the largest land masses in the world, it’s unsurprising that maintaining safety on our roads and highways is of critical importance not just to the government, but the community too. In particular, ensuring the health and safety of truck and oversize vehicle drivers is a key concern, given their extensive use of roads in all conditions.

What do Pilot Car Drivers do?

What do Pilot Car Drivers do?

In our latest article series, we’ve been taking a behind-the-scenes look at careers in heavy haulage. From truck drivers to diesel mechanics, jobs in heavy transport involve hard work and skill. Each load is different and presents different challenges, so being able to think on your feet and solve problems safely is a must.

Pilot car drivers play a critical role in heavy haulage, and as such require specialist equipment and competencies. In this article, we look at pilot vehicle drivers and their important role in heavy haulage.

Bigger and Better Brisbane Truck Show

Bigger and Better Brisbane Truck Show

Australia’s biggest and foremost industry event, the Brisbane Truck Show, is right around the corner with organisers announcing the show’s primary partners and ambassador. The biennial event sees truckies unite celebration of their industry.

For many years now the Brisbane Truck Show has been an invaluable opportunity to showcase, connect and celebrate our dynamic road transport and heavy haulage sectors. The event offers something for everyone, whether you’re about buying or selling, seeing the latest in technology and innovation or understanding career opportunities.

Lights on the Hill is moving

Lights on the Hill is moving

Without trucks Australia stops, but it’s a job not without its risks. Each year truckers and their families come together for the Lights on the Hill Memorial Convoy to honour hard working truckers who have lost their lives on the road. As the number of participants continues grow, this year the Lights on the Hill will be moving.

8 rules for on-the-road fitness

8 rules for on-the-road fitness

There’s no doubt that truckies are up against it when it comes to keeping fit on the road. With Australians among the unhealthiest people on the planet, you may even start to think that letting yourself go is inevitable.

You’ve got tight deadlines; you forgot your running gear.... Shhhh, can you hear that? It’s all your other poor excuses for not keeping fit while on the road. Living healthy, even losing weight is possible while driving a truck.

This latest article in our series on trucker health gives you 8 life hack rules for staying healthy on the road.