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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.

Transport firms rank high on 2014 collapses list

Transport firms rank high on 2014 collapses list

The year 2014 wasn't a great year for numerous Australian transport companies, with high-profile transport and logistic companies’ collapses making headlines left, right and centre. Unfortunately, a rather significant number of them involved prominent transport companies. Here's the low-down on who didn't make it through.

5 ways for truckies to deal with boredom on the road

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Life on the road offers plenty of opportunities for adventure: travelling to unusual places, meeting new people, and never quite knowing what you might come across from one day to the next are all part of the excitement. But, in between the fun, there can be some awfully long stretches of non-stop driving, especially in Australia. Here are five ways to fight off boredom on the road. 

Projected fuel costs around Australia for 2015

External fuel tanks at a filling station

Fuel prices have dropped significantly lately. In Sydney recently, fuel was being sold at below a $1 a litre. While capital city prices are down and at the $1.10 - $1.16 per litre price range, the country areas, such as Dubbo, Tamworth, and other rural areas in Australia are still paying $1.50 a litre and beyond. What we can expect to see in the long term is still unknown, but it is expected that these low prices might be around for the next year.

Amazing Things Only Australian Truckies See: Part 2

Sunset in Australian countryside

Welcome to the second post in our two-part series on amazing things that only Australian truckies see. Life on the road down under can have its challenges, but when it comes to adventure and surprise, it's hard to beat. There are so many incredible things that truck drivers get to see every day. If you haven’t read .part one of Amazing Things Only Australian Truckies See, check it out now.

Crocodile safety in Australia for drivers

Crocodile Warning Sign

Statistically, crocodile safety in Australia fares better than you might imagine. On average, one person in Australia loses their life to a croc each year, while three die from bee stings. Yet, if you ask the average Aussie what they fear most, crocs are highly likely to top the list. Let's face it, their terrifying appearance, strength and ferocious killing techniques have quite a bit to do with that. As does the fact that, to crocs, humans look an awful lot like a tasty meal, so if a croc does come across your path, there's a good chance it'll go in for the attack.

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.

Heavy Haulage Forklift Drivers are of vital importance in preparing large shipments of construction and mining loads for transport across the country as well as receiving the on-site, and their skills form an integral part of the heavy logistics process.

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.