NEWS & MEDIA

Weekend Truck Crashes Claim 10 Lives; Govt Moves To Abolish Road Safety Watchdog

18 Apr 2016

A weekend of horror truck crashes has claimed the lives of 10 people, including two young girls, as the Government prepares to abolish the road safety watchdog. Read More »

TWU Appeals For Vigilance After Spike In Truck Crash Deaths

23 Dec 2015

The Transport Workers’ Union has appealed for vigilance and safety this Christmas period after a spike in the number of deaths in truck crashes. Read More »

Busting the Coles Safety Myth

6 Nov 2015

Busting the Coles Safety Myth Read More »

Angry Truckies Protest at Coles for Safe Rates

7 Oct 2015

The Transport Workers’ Union is holding protests today to highlight the deadly squeeze on truck drivers as part of a week of global action by the International Transport Federation Workers’ Union. Read More »

Truck Drivers Rally At Coles On Anniversary of Horrific Crash

20 Aug 2015

100 truck drivers marched on Coles Hollywood Plaza today in a protest to coincide with the one year anniversary of a horrific crash on the South Eastern Freeway. Read More »

RMS Has Sights Firmly On Distribution Centres

17 Jul 2015

Distribution centres belonging to big-name transport clients are in the sights of the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) as part of efforts to enforce chain of responsibility. Read More »

Coles: Not So Good For Humanity, Particularly If You’re A Truck Driver

7 Jul 2015

Truckies are around 15 times more likely to die on the job than workers in other industries, according to Safe Work Australia. On average, around 330 people lose their lives in heavy vehicle incidents across the country each year. Read More »

‘Deadliest’ Industry In Need Of Reform: TWU

3 Jul 2015

Sydney Morning Herald, 3 July 2015

Truck driver Duane Bowering says he has been forced routinely to take his life – and those of other motorists – into his hands by carrying loads that are too heavy and unsecured. Read More »

Calls At Senate Inquiry For Retailers To Be Held To Account Over Road Deaths

2 Jul 2015

TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 2 July 2015

The Transport Workers’ Union today at a Senate inquiry has called for major businesses which use transport companies to be held to account over the carnage on the roads involving truck crashes. Read More »

A Week To Champion Road Safety

1 Jul 2015

Come along to show your support for road safety: Senate Inquiry into Road Safety 12pm, Thursday 2 July, NSW Parliament. Read More »

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