NEWS & MEDIA

Garden Grove Fires Second Truck Driver Over Dangerous Driving

13 Jul 2017

Outdoor supply company Garden Grove has dismissed a second truckie after his unsafe driving was exposed on social media — just weeks after another driver was sacked in strikingly similar circumstances.
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The Industry’s Dark Side

12 Jul 2017

Long-haul truck drivers are known to enjoy the freedom of the highway, but behind the scenes the industry is breeding a culture of danger and discontent. Read More »

Alone on the Open Road: Truckers Feel Like ‘Throwaway People’

24 May 2017

President Trump ignited a national discussion of blue-collar jobs. Truck driving, once a road to the middle class, is now low-paying, grinding, unhealthy work. We talked with drivers about why they do it.
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TWU Joins Rallies Over Government Changes Which Making Trucking More Dangerous

9 Mar 2017

The Transport Workers’ Union has joined protests around the country today to highlight changes the Federal Government has brought in which have increased dangers for truck drivers and the travelling public.
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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 »

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 »

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