NEWS & MEDIA

HORROR CRASHES & $468K DRIVER WAGE THEFT CASE CONFIRM CRISIS IN TRUCKING: TWU

17 Jan 2018

Three horrific crashes and a $468,000 wage theft case confirm that the transport industry is in crisis, the Transport Workers’ Union has warned. 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 »

TRUCK CRASH DEATHS OUT OF CONTROL, NEW DATA SHOWS

2 Jan 2018

The Federal Government’s abolition of a road safety watchdog in April 2016 has been followed a huge spike in truck crash deaths, with major increases recorded on roads in NSW and among truck drivers. Read More »

NSW Truck Deaths Increase by 86 Per Cent in 12 Months

2 Jan 2018

NSW truck deaths have increased by more than 86 per cent in 12 months, as police report increased heavy vehicle traffic connected to major construction projects. 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 »

TRUCK DRIVERS HOLD CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL TO VICTIMS OF TRUCK CRASHES

20 Dec 2017

Truck drivers and supporters held a memorial in Sydney today to highlight the increased number of deaths from truck crashes this year. The event was attended by Federal Labor Employment spokesman Brendan O’Connor who condemned the Government over its inaction on the carnage. 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 »

TIP TOP DRIVERS TRAVEL TO CANBERRA TO DEMAND ACTION ON SAFETY & EXPLOITATION

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 trucks deemed defective after inspections reveal safety issues

4 Dec 2017

All Tip Top-owned bread delivery trucks at its western Sydney depot have been issued with defect notices after an inspection by road safety authorities. Read More »

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