NEWS & MEDIA

New Senate Truck Driver Licensing Probe Hearing

11 Nov 2016

The senator Glenn Sterle-led ‘Aspects of road safety in Australia’ inquiry will grill state and federal public servants today, with the focus to be on driver licensing standards. Read More »

Driving Schools’ ‘Bogus’ Licences Causing Trucking Havoc

10 Nov 2016

Exploited migrant workers are creating “havoc” on roads because bogus driving schools hand them licences for heavy vehicles without providing proper training, the head of the transport union has said. Read More »

Underpayment Of Migrant Driver Highlights Larger Exploitation Problem, TWU Warns

10 Nov 2016

Underpayment of a Sri Lankan truck driver by almost $9,000 highlights the ongoing problem of exploitation in the transport industry, the Transport Workers’ Union has warned. Read More »

TWU Stands With Sacked Cub Workers, Calls For Corporate Accountability On Wages, Conditions

9 Nov 2016

TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon has stood with sacked workers at the Carlton United Breweries today, demanding that the Government make wealthy manufacturers and retailers accountable for what happens to workers in their supply chains. Read More »

CH9 ADL: Truckies Speak Out after Fatal Crash

8 Nov 2016

(9 News Adelaide, 7 Nov 2016) A deadly head on smash between two road trains in the state’s west has prompted truckies to speak about being put under too much pressure. Read More »

Drivers Killed In Horror Crashes Show Why Trucking Is Australia’s Deadliest Job

7 Nov 2016

Two truck drivers have been killed in horrific crashes in South Australia and Perth highlighting the deadly nature of the job and the need for a solution to the crisis in trucking. Read More »

TWU Calls For Urgent Solution To Crisis In Trucking Following Horror Crash

7 Nov 2016

A truck driver has been killed and two others have been taken to hospital after a horrific truck crash on the Eyre Highway, west of Ceduna, highlighting the deadly nature of the job and the need for a solution to the crisis in trucking. Read More »

TWU Criticises ATA Over Call For More Rules On Drivers

25 Oct 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union has criticised the Australian Trucking Association over calls to hold drivers responsible for fatigue, while letting wealthy retailers and manufacturers off the hook for poor rates and unrealistic deadlines which force drivers to work long hours. Read More »

TWU Demands New ATA Head Represent Entire Industry

14 Oct 2016

The new chief executive of the Australian Trucking Association must represent all industry, including drivers, the Transport Workers’ Union has said. Read More »

Trucking Boss Jailed For Driver’s Death

12 Oct 2016

An Adelaide trucking company boss has been jailed for at least seven and a half years after one of his drivers died because of faulty truck brakes. Read More »

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