NEWS & MEDIA

WATCH: The Moment A Hero Truckie Rolled His Rig To Save Other Drivers

24 Jul 2017

The terrifying moment a truck driver who had lost his brakes, risked his life to spare other motorists has been caught on camera. Read More »

TWU CALLS FOR TRANSPORT INVESTIGATION AFTER SIX KILLED IN NSW TRUCK CRASHES IN 24 HOURS

20 Jul 2017

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for an investigation into the transport industry after six people were killed in truck crashes across NSW in the last 24 hours. Read More »

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 »

Lethal Weapons: 326 Heavy Vehicle Licences Issued Without Proper Assessment – TWU Says It’s Fortunate No One Has Been Killed

6 Jul 2017

“It should be an even greater concern to every road user that there are people driving vehicles that weigh over 100 tonnes that haven’t been trained or assessed properly.” Read More »

Safe Rates on the World Stage

4 Jul 2017

More than 5000 truck drivers hit the streets of Seoul in South Korea to make sure the country’s new president keeps his promise of legislative reform. KPTU’s Wol-san Liem said the new president said as a candidate, that he would guarantee trade union rights for owner drivers and other owner operators, and to pursue safe rates legislation. 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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Scrutiny Needed In WA Trucking Industry Amid ‘Dangerous Stimulant Culture’ Claims

24 Apr 2017

WA’s Transport Workers Union is warning of what it calls a dangerous culture of over-the-counter stimulant use and drivers being forced to skip mandatory rest breaks in the state. Read More »

Big Win For Owner Drivers With GCCD

30 Mar 2017

We have had a win for owner drivers, with the Transport Workers Union and many industry and business groups working together to finalise an agreement on the General Carriers Contract Determination, which has been approved by the New South Wales Industrial Relations Commission. Read More »

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 »

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 »

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