Knights of the Road again

Knights of the Road Again

Truckers have long battled with image problems, reckons PowerTorque’s US Correspondent, Steve Sturgess, having gone from being the Knights of the Road serving and saving stranded motorists to being drivers of juggernauts that drive over stranded motorists, back to being Knights of the Road again. (And just for grins, look up the definition of juggernaut).

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better maintenance means better results

Better Maintenance Means Better Results

A new report from National Transport Insurance and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has demonstrated what smart operators in the trucking industry have known for a long time, that better maintenance means better results. Hopefully, the publication of this report will lead to something the industry has been calling for, over many years, increased compliance attention on those who maintain trucks poorly. Read more

bolster safety culture around livestock

Bolster Safety Culture Around Livestock

Mick Debenham has strong views on the need to bolster safety culture around livestock transport at the farm interface. In this column, the former Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association Vice President, and Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Victoria President, sets out the issues involved: Read more

consignor prosecuted under CoR regulations

Consignor Prosecuted Under CoR Regulations

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has announced that there will be a consignor prosecuted under CoR regulations. The NHVR charged a Victorian company with serious safety offences after a truck toppled onto a pedestrian island crossing. Read more

Yarn in the Yard

Yarn in the Yard

An initiative by Frasers Livestock Transport shows the trucking industry in rural areas taking responsibility for the health and wellbeing of its team, so PowerTorque went along to the ‘Yarn in the Yard’ to say see how the initiative is bringing a broader understanding of the issues into Queensland’s rural areas. Read more

skilling up in livestock transport

Skilling Up in Livestock Transport

Livestock businesses operating in the Maranoa region will have the opportunity to help employees in skilling up in livestock transport and develop their cattle handling and transport skills over two free workshops with well-known cattle expert Tom Shephard. Read more

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Ingenuity, Innovation and IWD

Here is a video which celebrated ingenuity, innovation and IWD (international Women’s Day) which is this week. In the video, a selection of technologies vital to life on the road for truck drivers are shown to have been invented by women. Read more