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Volvo Trucks creates road trip reality TV

Volvo Trucks creates road trip reality TV

Volvo Trucks has teamed up with Swedish-American musician Mapei to produce an inspiring and light-hearted road trip reality TV show called Reality Road.

Queensland led workplace program helps truckies health

Queensland led workplace program helps truckies health

With many hours spent on the road, keeping healthy can be a considerable challenge for Australian truckers, who don’t always have access to fresh healthy food, and the ability to keep up a regular exercise routine. Due to the nature of their jobs, many truck drivers are at risk of developing serious diseases, such as diabetes and heart related issues, given the long hours worked and relatively sedentary work life.

Revolutionising road safety: Samsung's transparent truck

Revolutionising road safety: Samsung's transparent truck

While it’s not quite James Bond’s invisible Aston Martin, the unveiling of Samsung’s see-through truck certainly has shaken, not stirred, heavy haulage companies in Australia. Designed with safety rather than espionage in mind, the invisible truck aims to reduce the risk of accidents by giving other drivers better visibility on the roads.

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.