NEWS & MEDIA

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 »

ALDI IN COURT IN ATTEMPT TO SILENCE TRUCK DRIVERS

8 Feb 2018

Aldi is today back in the Federal Court attempting to silence truck drivers and stop them from protesting and speaking out about safety in the wealthy retailer’s supply chain. Read More »

SHOCKING NUMBER OF TRUCKING BREACHES REVEALS ABSENCE OF POLICY & REGULATION

2 Feb 2018

The Transport Workers’ Union has criticised a gaping lack of regulation and policy after police issued over 2,000 truck defect notices yesterday in the largest ever inspection operation. Read More »

OPERATION ROLLING THUNDER IS NOT ENOUGH TO END ROAD DEATHS

1 Feb 2018

With Operation Rolling Thunder, drivers are again being made to face the consequences of conditions forced upon them, while the employers responsible get away with it. Read More »

HORROR CRASHES & $468K DRIVER WAGE THEFT CASE CONFIRM CRISIS IN TRUCKING: TWU

17 Jan 2018

Three horrific crashes and a $468,000 wage theft case confirm that the transport industry is in crisis, the Transport Workers’ Union has warned. Read More »

SA TRANSPORT OPERATOR IN $468K DRIVER WAGE THEFT CASE

17 Jan 2018

The Transport Workers’ Union has called on transport operators to stop ripping off their drivers after SA-based Atkins Freight Services was forced to pay $468,000 in a wage theft case involving 10 drivers. 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 »

TRUCK CRASH DEATHS OUT OF CONTROL, NEW DATA SHOWS

2 Jan 2018

The Federal Government’s abolition of a road safety watchdog in April 2016 has been followed a huge spike in truck crash deaths, with major increases recorded on roads in NSW and among truck drivers. 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 »

Truckies Honour Crash Victims in Christmas Memorial

21 Dec 2017

TRUCK drivers and supporters held a memorial in Sydney today to highlight the increased number of deaths from truck crashes this year. Read More »

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