NEWS & MEDIA

Tip truck overhaul promised by Daniel Andrews after spate of accidents

14 Aug 2017

TIP-truck drivers could see a pay-by-the-load system replaced with hourly rates on government projects amid rising accidents. Transport Workers Union delegates were told the Andrews Government would overhaul the current pay system on major projects such as the level-crossing removal project and Tulla widening. Read More »

Garden Grove Fires Second Truck Driver Over Dangerous Driving

13 Jul 2017

Outdoor supply company Garden Grove has dismissed a second truckie after his unsafe driving was exposed on social media — just weeks after another driver was sacked in strikingly similar circumstances.
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The Industry’s Dark Side

12 Jul 2017

Long-haul truck drivers are known to enjoy the freedom of the highway, but behind the scenes the industry is breeding a culture of danger and discontent. Read More »

Lethal Weapons: 326 Heavy Vehicle Licences Issued Without Proper Assessment – TWU Says It’s Fortunate No One Has Been Killed

6 Jul 2017

“It should be an even greater concern to every road user that there are people driving vehicles that weigh over 100 tonnes that haven’t been trained or assessed properly.” Read More »

TWU OPINION: Casualisation Hurts on Job Training

6 Jul 2017

There is a vacuum in the training of drivers across the whole of our industry. Casual drivers for example are not exposed to the skills and professionalism of other drivers on the job every day, so cannot learn “on the job”. Read More »

Alone on the Open Road: Truckers Feel Like ‘Throwaway People’

24 May 2017

President Trump ignited a national discussion of blue-collar jobs. Truck driving, once a road to the middle class, is now low-paying, grinding, unhealthy work. We talked with drivers about why they do it.
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Scrutiny Needed In WA Trucking Industry Amid ‘Dangerous Stimulant Culture’ Claims

24 Apr 2017

WA’s Transport Workers Union is warning of what it calls a dangerous culture of over-the-counter stimulant use and drivers being forced to skip mandatory rest breaks in the state. Read More »

Big Win For Owner Drivers With GCCD

30 Mar 2017

We have had a win for owner drivers, with the Transport Workers Union and many industry and business groups working together to finalise an agreement on the General Carriers Contract Determination, which has been approved by the New South Wales Industrial Relations Commission. Read More »

We Need To Put A Brake On Truckies’ Road Toll

27 Mar 2017

More than $30 billion in the Australian economy per annum comes from road freight transport services, an industry that employs 191,000 people. But is it worth a death resulting from a heavy truck crash on our roads almost every other day? It’s a high price to pay for their essential work. Read More »

Who Represents The Drivers?

17 Feb 2017

We are in a unique political age, an age where the political marketing is “jobs and growth”. The reality is that while big business and the politicians, who claim to represent us, are ramming their sales pitch down our throats, workers in the transport industry are under attack more than ever before. Read More »

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