NEWS & MEDIA

Truck Convoys for Safe Rates

17 Sep 2018

Over 300 truck drivers, their families and supporters are protesting in all major capitals to demand an end to pressure in the industry which is killing hundreds of people on our roads every year. Read More »

Andrews Government to Introduce Mandatory Minimum Rates for Tip Truck Owner Drivers

10 Aug 2018

Herald Sun, by Kieran Rooney, 10 August 2018 TIP truck owner-drivers have […] Read More »

TV Reports: TWU National Truck Convoys

16 Jul 2018

Over 300 truck drivers, their families and supporters protested in all major capitals to demand an end to pressure in the industry which is killing hundreds of people on our roads every year. Read More »

184 PEOPLE KILLED IN 163 FATAL CRASHES INVOLVING HEAVY TRUCKS IN JUST 12 MONTHS, INQUIRY TOLD

13 Jul 2018

Truckie John Waltis is sick of burying his mates. Over the years, the veteran truck driver has been to the funerals of more than 50 of his colleagues within the industry — which is the deadliest in Australia. Read More »

TWU WELCOMES VIC OWNER DRIVER LAWS

5 Jul 2018

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has welcomed a Victorian government policy that will require hirers to offer contractors an existing site agreement, rather than a new contract for every new owner driver. Read More »

VIDEO: Truck Drivers Protests

19 Apr 2018

Hundreds of truck drivers protested across the country today (18 April 2018) who are angry at Aldi for turning their back on road safety. Here’re some media clips of the protest highlights: Read More »

Devious Theft of Wages

12 Apr 2018

Industry lobby groups are campaigning for drivers to be moved to part-time roles and a loss of full entitlements. Read More »

Truck Driver Rights A ‘Matter of Public Safety’

12 Feb 2018

Campbelltown state Labor MP Greg Warren is leading a push to give truckies delivering bread, milk and cream the same rights as other transport workers. Read More »

Truck Drivers on The Road Too Long to Stay Safe

3 Jan 2018

The number of heavy truck crashes increased by 86 per cent in NSW over the past year. There are two major problems in the industry that, if not addressed, will result in further erosion of safety in the heavy trucking industry. Firstly, the whole industry is remunerated on a productivity basis. The second major problem in the industry is that the permitted hours of service for long distance truck drivers are too high. Read More »

NSW Truck Deaths Increase by 86 Per Cent in 12 Months

2 Jan 2018

NSW truck deaths have increased by more than 86 per cent in 12 months, as police report increased heavy vehicle traffic connected to major construction projects. Read More »

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