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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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 »

Calls To Tackle Truckies’ High Death Toll

27 Jan 2017

Too many truck drivers being killed on roads Read More »

Tasmanian Truck Drivers Memorial

24 Jan 2017

Family, friends, workmates and colleagues stood side-by-side and, some, arm-in-arm, at the Tasmanian Truck Drivers Memorial last Saturday to honour those who have lost their lives at work – on and off the road. Read More »

2016 Another Deadly Year For Transport Workers, Says TWU

12 Jan 2017

The Transport Workers’ Union has urged the Government to stop ignoring the high death toll among transport workers, as Safe Work Australia statistics for 2016 show that more than one in three workers killed last year were transport workers. Read More »

100 Killed In Truck Crashes Since Turnbull Tore Down Road Safety Watchdog

5 Dec 2016

The death toll in truck crashes has reached 100 since the Federal Government in April scrapped a road safety watchdog which was investigating the pressures on truck drivers that lead to safety risks. Read More »

CH9 ADL: Truckies Speak Out after Fatal Crash

8 Nov 2016

(9 News Adelaide, 7 Nov 2016) A deadly head on smash between two road trains in the state’s west has prompted truckies to speak about being put under too much pressure. Read More »

Drivers Killed In Horror Crashes Show Why Trucking Is Australia’s Deadliest Job

7 Nov 2016

Two truck drivers have been killed in horrific crashes in South Australia and Perth highlighting the deadly nature of the job and the need for a solution to the crisis in trucking. Read More »

TWU Calls For Urgent Solution To Crisis In Trucking Following Horror Crash

7 Nov 2016

A truck driver has been killed and two others have been taken to hospital after a horrific truck crash on the Eyre Highway, west of Ceduna, highlighting the deadly nature of the job and the need for a solution to the crisis in trucking. Read More »

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