The Top 5 Rest Stops on Australian Highways

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Whether you’re travelling long distance for work or pleasure, taking rest breaks along your journey could end up saving your life. We’ve all seen the statistics about driving tired, (about 20-30% of all fatal crashes on Australian roads are due to fatigue), so it’s no wonder that programs like Driver Reviver have been trying to… Read more »

4 Ways to Maintain Your Excavator Undercarriage

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It’s no secret that taking good care of your machinery and equipment is the best way to extend its lifespan and get the most out of your money. It might seem like a hassle now, but cleaning and maintaining your excavator undercarriage could save you a lot of hassle and money in the long run…. Read more »

Melbourne to Host Australia’s Biggest Logistics & Transport Show in 2018

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MEGATRANS trade event is set to be the biggest and most ambitious logistics and transport show Australia has seen, with the event officially launching in May, 2018. The three-day event will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre and will cover the entire supply chain, from point of origin to point of sale,… Read more »

Here’s What You Should Know About Autonomous Trucks

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What comes to mind when you read autonomous transport? It’s still a subject that receives a lot of debate, particularly given the recent technological leaps it’s experienced. There is still some concern mostly due to the deadly past of some of the models hitting the road. What happens when cars and trucks start joining our… Read more »

4 Tips for Driving Safely This Winter

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Just because Australia doesn’t see as much widespread snow during winter as places like America, it doesn’t mean that we don’t encounter hazards on our roads in the colder months. There are many factors to the colder temperatures and changing climate that can make driving more risky, particularly for long haul drivers and truckies. Here’s… Read more »

Volvo Truck Drivers’ Fuel Challenge 2017

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Every year, Volvo offers its truck drivers a chance to compete in their Fuel Challenge. The international competition tests drivers fuel-efficient driving skills and gives the Australian winner the opportunity to compete in the finals in Gothenburg, Sweden. The competition is being heralded as marking to future of truck driving, with a focus on fuel… Read more »

Uber Launches Uber Freight in the U.S.

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On May 18th Uber officially launched their new app, Uber Freight. The company’s new service will match truckers with companies who need cargo shipped across the U.S. The move into the freight industry has been planned for a while, with hints of the roll-out in 2016. Uber aims to “level the playing field” and make… Read more »

Highlights: Brisbane Truck Show 2017

Highlights Brisbane Truck Show 2017

Taking place across the last weekend of May, the 2017 event of the bi-annual Brisbane Truck Show was one of the biggest to date. Attendance numbers for the show topped 2015 figures, with organisers Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) reporting that 33,763 visitors came through the door this year. The show covered around 35,000m2 over… Read more »

The Top 3 Mobile Apps For Australian Drivers

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Mobile phones can do so much. You can do things like track your how far you’ve run while Skyping friends overseas. The possibilities are endless. So why not use your mobile phone to help you on the road? There are countless mobile apps out there that can help make your journey easier and smoother, and… Read more »

Then and Now: The Famous Australian Road Train

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You can’t think of the Australian outback without thinking about an iconic road train rolling by. They’ve come to epitomise Australian trucking around the world, particularly because we’ve continued to have the largest and heaviest road-legal trucks in the world. The bigger, the better right? The definition of a road train is having a relatively… Read more »