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Editor: Greg Bush Ph: 0408 780 302 Fax: 07 3101 6619 E-mail: Greg.Bush@aremedia.com.au Senior Journalist/LCV Specialist: Cobey Bartels Ph: 0409 044 128 E-mail: Cobey.Bartels@aremedia.com.au Technical Editor: Steve Brooks E-mail: sbrooks.trucktalk@gma
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Festive Season Cheer
Bruce Springsteen Sony/Columbia www.brucespringsteen.net Although Letter To You is credited to Bruce Springsteen, it’s actually “the boss” with his regular outfit, The E Street Band, including wife Patti Scialfa, playing together for the first time s
Owner Driver2 min de lecturePopular Culture & Media Studies
Dangerous Minority
SOCIAL MEDIA has proved to be a boon in global society. Australians have slowly embraced it, notably Facebook, since the years leading up to 2010. It’s proved a convenient way to keep in touch with friends and family, especially those living around t
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Country Corner
The Buckleys Petrol Records/Universal www.thebuckleys.net Aussie country trio The Buckleys (siblings Sarah, Molly and Lachlan) recorded their debut album Daydream with Grammy winning producer Chad Carlson. As expected, they’re big on harmonies, and d
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Senator Sterle Back On The Road
SHADOW ASSISTANT Minister for Road Safety and Labor Senator for Western Australia, Glenn Sterle, has climbed back in behind the wheel of a truck to deliver a road train full of pre-loved and unwanted furniture from Perth to Kununurra to support local
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Brisbane Brings Back Heavy Equipment And Machinery
The Brisbane Truck Show (BTS), Queensland’s largest B2B event, is set to get even bigger with a new partnership that will see it turn back the clock with the launch of a new accompanying heavy equipment & machinery show. The Civil Construction Field
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Call For Average Speed Monitoring To Include Light Vehicles
FOLLOWING REPORTS of NSW’s heavy vehicle average speed camera program expanding to 11 new locations, the National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) urges a level playing field that includes light vehicles. NatRoad CEO Warren Clark cites a new Prod
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Freightliner Fights Back
DURING A recent ‘virtual’ media event from Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) headquarters in Portland, Oregon, president and chief executive officer Roger Nielsen was eager to report that DTNA is now building as many trucks as it did before the COV
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TWU And NRFA In Joint Industry Battle
THE TRANSPORT WORKERS’ UNION (TWU) has entered into an agreement with owner-driver and small fleet operator body the National Road Freighters Association (NRFA) “to fight for an industry that is safe and sustainable”. The memorandum of understanding
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Truck Moves’ Stand Against Modern Slavery
It’s time for the truck moving industry, unions and regulators to come together to stop blatant wage theft and exploitation of truck drivers. I’ve been in this industry a long time, and I’m hearing more complaints than ever before about illegal drive
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Woolworths’ Takeover Of PFD Opposed
THE AUSTRALIAN Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell is formally opposing Woolworths’ proposed acquisition of PFD Food Services in a submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The ombudsman
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Game Time For Cascadia
SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT, but of all the factors set to determine the future success or otherwise of Freightliner’s much anticipated Cascadia range, perhaps none will be more critical, nor more measured, than build quality. It is the single strand upon wh
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Right Truck For The Job
DESPITE THE DOWNSIDE of these COVID-19 times, there can be some positives. Like discovering fascinating stories closer to Owner//Driver’s Brisbane base while interstate restrictions remained in place. As it turns out I’d heard about the Fletcher fami
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Isuzu Bolsters Tipper Range With F Series Addition
ISUZU HAS added an F Series offering, with a focus on greater payload and capacity, to its tipper line-up. Already covering an expansive gross vehicle mass (GVM) range from 4,500kg through to 11,000kg, the Isuzu Trucks tipper range recently introduce
Owner Driver2 min de lectureDiscrimination & Race Relations
ATA And NHVR Take Hard Line On Racism
INCREASING evidence of what amounts to incitement to murder immigrant truck drivers has spurred a backlash from the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) and government. The racist calls attacking mostly truck drivers of Indian background urge the cu
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Penske Guarantees Presence Down Under
ITS LIVERY will be missing in future Supercars series but Penske pledges it isn’t going anywhere as far as trucks are concerned. While US-based Team Penske has pulled in its horns on the track, Penske confirms its long-term commitment to the Australi
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COVID Lockdown’s Parcel Deliveries Driving Recruitment
ANC (Australian National Carriers) says it is on the cusp of a major growth on the back of a spike in e-commerce. With new client partnerships “locked in” and further growth predicted, the privately-owned last-mile delivery group says it needs “hundr
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Improved Mileage Claim With New Steer Tyre
KUMHO has launched a new premium heavy duty truck steer tyre, which it says is suitable for a wide range of truck operating conditions in regional and long distance operations. Kumho says its new Kumho XS 10 is a genuine premium truck steer tyre desi
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Steering Healthy Minds
IT PLAGUES every community, every industry and doesn’t discriminate on race, creed or gender. Mental health is an issue that needs urgent attention and workers in our industry are among the most vulnerable. Truck drivers are at risk of mental health
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Absurd Call On Fatalities
WE AGAIN face the grim reality of trucking being Australia’s deadliest industry, and we again see no response from the federal government. According to new SafeWork statistics, 174 workers were killed while working in trucking between 2015 to 2019. I
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Suffering In Silence
I GOT A call from a mate who said, with all the issues about now, he was going to ring one mate a night to simply ask, “How’s things?” and it was my turn. We had not spoken for some time and while we were both busy and coping (a personal observation
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State Of Entitlement
THE ROAD safety ‘industry’ – “No sir, it’s all about safety; it is definitely not about the revenue.” So why is it that New South Wales’ Highway Patrol management has gone to such lengths to camouflage their vehicles? One would need the eyes of a haw
Owner Driver3 min de lectureCrime & Violence
Work Diary Dilemmas
THERE’S A GREAT deal of frustration with work diaries. Many drivers feel trapped, forced to complete and carry a record that is later used as proof to impose fines. I’m sure most drivers wouldn’t feel so frustrated if the system was straight forward,
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Reducing Blame Focus
NATROAD wants the Productivity Commission’s recent recommendation about heavy vehicle accident investigation fast tracked by government. The need for action to go deeper into causes of heavy vehicle crashes has been an issue that NatRoad has promoted
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King Of The Cabs
COLIN BEER has always had driver comfort in mind. Hence the inclusion of the Kenworth’s ‘King Cab’ K200 to his Detour Logistics fleet. Much to the appreciation of long-haul drivers such as Brisbane-based Mal Whiley. However, contrary to what you may
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Industry’s Invisible Wall
I’VE BEEN doing this for a bloody long time and still hearing the same frustrating talk about not enough drivers or operators participating or being involved. In the last edition of Owner//Driver, Ken Wilkie talked about the gap between decision make
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DG Uniformity Needed
THE AUSTRALIAN Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road & Rail (ADG Code) sets out the requirements for transporting dangerous goods by road or rail. The way the states and territories legislate the ADG Code is currently being investigated b
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Big River Benz
THERE WAS A TIME, Graeme Cromack casually reflects, when Mercedes-Benz came close, very close in fact, to being a major part of the family trucking business. But that time was more than 50 years ago and since then, for one reason or another, Benz has
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Conflicting Regulations
ARE WE being managed by a mob of idiots or what? I expect after this edition I might also become a marked person. Who gave the tick for those 106 tonne combinations to run the Newell? Not the drivers of 68 tonne B-doubles, rest assured. One combinati
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Managing Editor: Greg Bush Ph: 07 3101 6602 Fax: 07 3101 6619 E-mail: gbush@bauer-media.com.au Digital Content Manager/Deputy Editor: Cobey Bartels Ph: 0409 044 128 E-mail: cbartels@bauer-media.com.au Technical Editor: Steve Brooks E-mail: sbrooks.tr
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