NEWS & MEDIA

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 »

Horror Truck Crash Shows Need For Urgent Government Action, Says TWU

24 Mar 2017

Two truck drivers have been killed in a horrific truck crash in Sydney’s south highlighting the deadly nature of the job and the need for a solution to the crisis in trucking.
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TWU Tipper Members Circle Parliament To Protest Archaic Pay-By-The-Load System

7 Mar 2017

Angry tip truckers drove circles around Victoria’s Parliament House this morning to deliver a blunt message to Spring St: dangerously low industry load-based incentives are compromising safety for all road users. Read More »

Truck Drivers Reveal Chronic Underpayment At Fair Work Commission

6 Mar 2017

Truck drivers will today tell the Fair Work Commission how transport employers pay them little or nothing to make deliveries and force them to falsify work diaries so they can drive trucks for longer. Read More »

Port Pirie Truck Death Shows Problems In Trucking, Says Transport Workers’ Union

2 Mar 2017

The Transport Workers’ Union has called on industry to come on board with a solution to the crisis in trucking, which saw grandfather Steve Eberhard killed last year after he was hit by a truck. Read More »

We Must Get Up To Speed On Road Safety

8 Feb 2017

It’s a mistake to allow politics to compromise road safety, particularly when our road toll is rising after years of decline. Read More »

Truck Driving: One Of The Deadliest Workplaces In Australia

7 Feb 2017

A truck cabin is among the deadliest workplaces in Australia, new research shows. Read More »

Those At Top Of Chain-Of-Responsibility Should Be Held Accountable For Truck Road Deaths: New Research

6 Feb 2017

A truck cabin is among the deadliest workplaces in Australia, new research shows. The Macquarie University study, which surveyed 559 truck drivers, found a high proportion are forced to work long and dangerous hours carrying unsafe loads to avoid losing their jobs. Read More »

Report Reveals Overworked Truck Drivers Fear Raising Safety Concerns

3 Feb 2017

A Macquarie University report has revealed the major reasons why truck driving is Australia’s deadliest job. Long hours, pressure to drive unsafe schedules with unsafe loads and an inability to raise safety concerns without jeopardising their jobs are among the risks to safety facing drivers. Read More »

Safety Starts From The Top

2 Feb 2017

The Coffs Coast Advocate, by Richard Olsen, TWU NSW State Secretary, 1 […] Read More »

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