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Keep up to date with National Heavy Haulage news, haulage industry news, useful truck driver resources, events and more.

How to keep safe on the road during bushfires

How to keep safe on the road during bushfires

We help Australian companies haul equipment to cover a lot of kilometres on the road, every day. In this land of sweeping plains, our sun-scorched country can sometimes respond in frightening ways to extreme heat conditions. 

February marks fuel tax credit rates increase

February marks fuel tax credit rates increase

As of 1st February 2016, fuel tax credit rates have increased by 0.3 cents per litre, for all fuel purchased for eligible heavy haulage vehicles for use on Australian public roads and highways.

What is heavy haulage and does your business need it?

What is heavy haulage and does your business need it?

Companies often find that they need to transport large amounts of product across the country - even across the world. With an increasingly globalised society and mining and construction companies who expect goods to reach them wherever they are, transport services are an essential part of doing business. And for the most demanding jobs, heavy haulage is the answer.

Rules for heavy vehicles in Queensland

Rules for heavy vehicles in Queensland

Heavy haulage companies in Queensland have to abide by a number of rules and regulations that don’t usually apply to cars, vans, bikes and other vehicles that use the same roads as us. Because heavy haulage vehicles are so substantial, our truck drivers have to be extra careful and constantly aware of potential hazards.

Just what is fatigue management?

Just what is fatigue management?

Maybe you've heard around the traps the term "fatigue management" but aren't entirely sure how it all works.

Improved NHVR heat map to boost freight performance

Improved NHVR heat map to boost freight performance

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) recently unveiled a new tool that will help local government improve infrastructure. Enhanced performance heat map technology will improve the way freight is moved across the country, and is an innovation that will likely be welcomed by truckies, road transport companies and local government offices everywhere.

How to safely share the roads with trucks

How to safely share the roads with trucks

We've all seen it happen. Some motorists get the idea that they need to be in front of certain vehicles. People just can't wait to zip in front of cars with L plates, cars of an older make that maybe don't look like they have the grunt to get up hills, and trucks.

Your checklist to protect workers from extreme heat

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Now that summer is well and truly here, a great topic for your next safety toolbox talk is how to keep safe in the sun. As the global temperature rises, we may be subject to some scorching days and higher temperatures than we are used to. Productivity in workers tends to dip during heatwaves, so by taking sun safety measures you will be protecting them, as well as your profits.

Abandoned underground mine bounces back as Trampoline Park

Abandoned underground mine bounces back as Trampoline Park

Mines can be abandoned for a variety of reasons. A site will usually be closed down when the resource they were removing is all gone, but mines are also left when they pose safety risks such as contamination for workers and the wider community. A mining site is technically defined as abandoned when the mining tenure no longer exists, and there are no legal obligations that require the company to rectify its environmental damage with rehabilitation. 

Top Christmas gifts for truckers (2015 edition)

Top Christmas gifts for truckers (2015 edition)

Have a special someone in your life that is a truck driver, or have a family member who’s a truckie? If you’re wondering what you should get them for Christmas, we’ve come up with this list of Christmas gifts for truck drivers.