truck drivers

rla

Truckie mental and physical health in Whiteline Television focus

Tips on what to eat, how to exercise and what signs to recognise for mental health are tackled in new series of videos for truck drivers. Road Safety and Freight Transport Assistant Minister Scott Buc...

THANK YOU PACIFIC NATIONAL

The trucking industry thanks Pacific National for its quick response in reversing a decision to ban truck drivers from using their facilities. The news follows a collaboration with the ATA and active ...

How many drivers are being RIPPED OFF ON SUPER??

Australia operates as a capitalist society and as such, it is fantastic to see an employer make money. It is of utmost importance the employer does. I get a kick out of seeing an employer who goes and...

roundabouts

DO NOT OVERTAKE TURNING VEHICLE (ROUNDABOUTS)

Based on some of the comments from the surveys it would appear there are two problems. The first is the perception of some including many young drivers that the truck races them to the roundabout. Wha...

overtakingtrucks

OVERTAKING TRUCKS

Too many drivers take significant risks to save a few minutes on a long trip. People become frustrated at slow trucks on hills and often the speed limit gap between the standard speed limit of 110 and...

caravans

CARAVANS & MOTORHOMES

One of the most challenging situations on the roads is with a truck catching up behind a van and the van driver. The van driver believes they are doing the right thing, unnecessarily slows down and mo...

night

Driving at night

High beam glare contributes to fatigue during night driving. When you see the lights of an oncoming vehicle dip or you are flashed before reaching a crest or curve, dip your lights. By waiting until y...

road positioning

Road Positioning

A truck uses all of its lane space, do not travel right on the centre line, use the road width available, to give you space between opposing traffic. If stopped or broken down, where possible park wel...

Road Courtesy

Road Courtesy

This tip is a simple concept, but along with driver education, awareness of sharing the roads and increasing your safety, these things are often not given enough consideration. Many people are in a hu...

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