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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.

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.