According to a new survey looking at the failures in Australia’s pandemic response, one in two transport workers in the industry is unvaccinated. Large numbers of thoise involved in freight, public transport and distribution have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. Read more
A number of the trucking industry representative organisations have released a call for a stronger Essential Service status for trucking. Read more
Fatigue is more than just tiredness, it’s a severe problem, it’s a whole of life, whole of person problem. Fatigue is the leading cause of truck driver deaths in road crashes, with 35 per cent of truck driver deaths in 2019 resulting from fatigue crashes (NTARC 2020).
The Australian Hydrogen Council has provided PowerTorque with an introduction to hydrogen to clear up some of the misconceptions going around. Read more
Founded by Stuart Schifferle around 25 years ago, Schifferle Freight Services, formerly known as Berrigan Hay Logistics, is building a farming and trucking business based in country New South Wales.
“NatRoad is working hard to provide the industry with a voice, and we invite feedback from PowerTorque readers on the issues they are facing,” said Warren Clark, NatRoad CEO, as NatRoad remodels its relationship with PowerTorque. Read more
Transport operations across Australia are scrambling, trying to keep up with border regulations, as each state government reacts to the simultaneous Covid outbreaks in various states. Read more
Nominations for the National Trucking Industry Awards are now open, rewarding those who are making the trucking industry a better place to work and celebrating the inspiring achievements of committed individuals and organisations. Read more
The Transport Workers Union has called on the NSW Premier to urgently set up testing hubs for transport workers, so that they can get tested for COVID19 quickly rather than waiting in long queues before their shifts. Read more
Mark Mitchell, Chairman of the Australian Food Cold Chain Council (AFCCC) looks at the blame game in the cold chain, because when things go wrong, the finger pointing starts. Read more