NEWS & MEDIA

TRUCKING TRAGEDY DESERVES FULL INVESTIGATION

13 Sep 2018

A tragic accident on the Kennedy Highway this morning deserves a full investigation, says the Transport Workers’ Union. Blenners Transport, which owns both of the trucks involved in this morning’s accident, has a track record of poor fatigue management and placing undue pressure on drivers. 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 »

Shame ALDI

1 Mar 2018

ALDI’s low cost contracts are putting a financial squeeze on transport operators, forcing them to cut corners on safety. ALDI must stop the race to the bottom to save lives on our roads. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

WIN News: Tip Top Drivers Demand Action on Safety & Exploitation

7 Dec 2017

(WIN Canberra News, 6 Dec 2017) Exploited owner drivers working for bread manufacturer Tip Top are in Canberra today demanding that the Federal Government reinstate legislation that dealt exploitation and safety risks in transport supply chains. Read More »

Tip Top drivers being ‘worked to death’ as families call for greater responsibility

6 Dec 2017

ABC 7.30 Report, by Elise Worthington and Alex McDonald, 5 December 2017 […] Read More »

TRUCK DRIVERS PROTEST IN ALL MAJOR CAPITALS OVER ALDI’S SAFETY RECORD & ATTACKS ON FREE SPEECH

15 Nov 2017

Hundreds of truck drivers are holding protests across the nation today over Aldi’s repeated refusal to address safety in its supply chain and its attack on free speech. Read More »

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