NEWS & MEDIA

Convenient Facade

29 Nov 2018

Industry groups avoid tackling the fact that wealthy clients are squeezing the life out of road transport. Read More »

TWU DEMANDS EXPLANATIONS ON BLENNERS DOUBLE FATALITY

19 Sep 2018

The TWU is demanding answers from Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, Queensland Police, the Minister and Department of Transport and Main Roads, and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator as to what investigations have begun into Blenners Transport, the company involved in a double fatality last week. Read More »

TRUCKING TRAGEDY DESERVES FULL INVESTIGATION

13 Sep 2018

A tragic accident on the Kennedy Highway this morning deserves a full investigation, says the Transport Workers’ Union. Blenners Transport, which owns both of the trucks involved in this morning’s accident, has a track record of poor fatigue management and placing undue pressure on drivers. Read More »

184 PEOPLE KILLED IN 163 FATAL CRASHES INVOLVING HEAVY TRUCKS IN JUST 12 MONTHS, INQUIRY TOLD

13 Jul 2018

Truckie John Waltis is sick of burying his mates. Over the years, the veteran truck driver has been to the funerals of more than 50 of his colleagues within the industry — which is the deadliest in Australia. Read More »

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 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 »

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 »

TRUCK DRIVERS PROTEST IN ALL MAJOR CAPITALS OVER ALDI’S SAFETY RECORD & ATTACKS ON FREE SPEECH

15 Nov 2017

Hundreds of truck drivers are holding protests across the nation today over Aldi’s repeated refusal to address safety in its supply chain and its attack on free speech. Read More »

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