The Road Transport and Truck Driving Industry in Australia is huge, and still growing. Truck drivers are as invested as anyone in prioritising health and safety, with a lot to consider when in charge of a large truck and its load. Appropriate workwear options for a comfortable and secure ride are all part of the equation.
Road transport and the truck industry forms a vital link in the Australian economy, and includes road freight transport and road passenger transport. The industry grew by more than 16 per cent between 2003 to 2015, and continues to grow in 2019.
The Capricorn Rising Stars Apprentice of the Year competition is back in 2019 with more than $20,000 in prizes to help their Members recognise, reward and retain their high performing auto repairers. Read more
GraysOnline in conjunction with O’Maras will be conducting an auction on behalf of the Liquidator and Financier of Tim Fisher Transport. This is the first major auction for the year and given the quality of the line-up and lack of good quality used trucks, there is no doubt all eyes will be on this one.
Through delivering tens of millions of litres of high-quality lubricants annually for over 30 years to transport, mining, industrial and agriculture, Gulf Western Oil understands just how crucial it is to provide high-quality lubrication solutions that surpass every requirement and more. In fact, as testament to their popularity and success in providing quality products to these industries, Gulf Western Oil is currently the largest Australian owned lubricants manufacturer and very proud of it, growing from strength to strength each and every year.
GraysOnline has announced it will be auctioning a 2017 Kenworth 900 Legend under the hammer in a major ‘unreserved’ online auction this month. This is the second Kenworth Legend Series to be auctioned by the Melbourne transport team, with a Kenworth 950 Legend selling earlier this year.
Truck and trailer aftermarket parts retailer Truckline has announced a strategy to broaden customers’ access to their large range of products and brands by increasing the number of authorised Truckline resellers across the country.
Subcontractors make up a huge portion of the trucking industry. While businesses strive to create the best possible conditions for employees, it’s easy to unintentionally leave them by the wayside as they’re always on the move, working across many different organisations, and juggling various procedures and policies.
But there are steps businesses can take to make a subbie’s life easier, safer and more efficient.
Being a truck driver isn’t without risks. Time and time again it’s ranked as one of Australia’s most dangerous jobs, with the risk of dying at work 13 times higher than other professions.
Continued economic pressure, stricter emission regulations, unpredictable fuel prices and growing competition continue to challenge the global commercial transportation industry.