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 »

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 »

Safety Starts From The Top

2 Feb 2017

The Coffs Coast Advocate, by Richard Olsen, TWU NSW State Secretary, 1 […] 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 »

Truck Driver Takes Aim At Coalition Ministers Over ‘Reunion’ Expenses

13 Jan 2017

Today, TWU members – many of whom have not had a holiday for years – woke to discover they had helped finance a dozen trips to Queensland holiday resorts taken by Industry Minister Greg Hunt and his family over more than a decade and worth over $20,000. Truck driver “Glenn” this morning called radio station 3AW’s morning host Tony Jones to vent his frustrations at the Government Ministers. Read More »

Transport Workers Union Calls For Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal Restoration

9 Dec 2016

The truckies’ union has called for the reinstatement of the road safety watchdog following the death of more than 100 people in truck crashes since it was scrapped by the government in April. Read More »

Six Die During Horror Week For Truck Crashes

17 Nov 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for an urgent review of Federal and State road safety agencies following a spate of truck crashes that have left six people dead in just three days. Read More »

New Senate Truck Driver Licensing Probe Hearing

11 Nov 2016

The senator Glenn Sterle-led ‘Aspects of road safety in Australia’ inquiry will grill state and federal public servants today, with the focus to be on driver licensing standards. 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 »

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