A transport driver who saved the life of a fellow truckie has been honoured as a Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian, a hero tracked down on Facebook.

Hero Tracked Down on Facebook

A transport driver who saved the life of a fellow truckie has been honoured as a Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian, a hero tracked down on Facebook. Read more

opening up new productivity opportunities

Opening Up New Productivity Opportunities

New specifications for the kind of systems which could begin opening up new productivity opportunities have now been released. A key feature of this new data is that it separates core monitoring requirements from additional requirements reserved for applications for which the authorities still demand high levels of assurance. Read more

getting fatigue management right

Getting Fatigue Management Right

Any changes to the fatigue rules and enforcement will need a good deal of flexibility built into the system if the aim is getting fatigue management right. There is a lot which works under the current regime and there is a lot which does not. Read more

today’s driver is expected to remain alert

Today’s Driver is Expected to Remain Alert

Whether it’s tiresome, monotonous long haul journeys or dealing with the congested traffic, pedestrians and cyclists in dense urban environments, today’s driver is expected to remain alert, vigilant and ready to react to any unforeseen incident.  Read more

industry representation on regulatory bodies

Industry Representation on Regulatory Bodies 

25 years ago, there was very little industry representation on regulatory bodies that determined how road laws, and technical and operating standards were drafted and legislated, says Bob Woodward, Chief Engineer, Australian Trucking Association, when talking about the Industry Technical Council. Read more

looking at a technical solution for fatigue

Looking at a Technical Solution for Fatigue

With the increasing emphasis on safety in the trucking industry, year on year and the intention becoming clear that fatigue monitoring will be included in future regulations, many operators will be looking at a technical solution for fatigue when developing a fatigue management strategy. Read more

getting smart about fatigue

Getting Smart About Fatigue

A number of operators are now getting smart about fatigue and using a new technology to manage the issue. Smart Cap measures fatigue to warn drivers and operators about potential issues. Read more

border closure confusion continues

Border Closure Confusion Continues

As has been happening ever since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the shifting fortunes of each state has created an ever-changing situation, where border closure confusion continues.  Read more

Big Rigs, joins the Prime stable

Big Rigs, Joins the Prime Stable

This week, another trucking industry icon, Big Rigs, joins the Prime stable, as Diesel’s publisher, Prime Creative Media, announces it’s delighted to be the new custodian of Big Rigs National Road Transport Newspaper, that has proudly covered the transport industry for the past 28 years. Read more