Top 8 Outback Pubs in Rural Australia

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Australia is known for many things, our outback being one of them. For those who spend a lot of time on the road and travelling long distance, outback pubs are not only a tourist attraction, they are a welcome sign of a rest stop, a hot meal, and a chance to stretch their legs. Outback… Read more »

Famous Australian Trucking Routes

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Australia is connected by a series of trucking roads and routes that hold the freight and logistics industry together and essentially keep the country moving. Here are some of the most famous Australian highways and truck routes: Highway 1 Australia’s Highway 1 is a network of highways that circumnavigate the country, joining all mainland state… Read more »

Australian Truck Drivers Dominate Volvo Challenge

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The Volvo Truck Drivers’ Fuel Challenge finals recently took place in Sweden, with Australian competitors dominating the competition. Competitors were judged on their fuel-efficient driving skills, driving safety, and completing the route within the allotted time. According to Volvo, Australians Kerri Connors and Cameron Simpsons both earned podium positions. Kerri Connors placed third in the… Read more »

4 Top Tips for Long-Haul Truck Maintenance

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In freight and logistics, time is money. Running on a deadline, travelling long distances, dealing with the everyday challenges of being a truck driver – it’s easy to let things slip your mind. But forgetting long-haul truck maintenance can end up costing you both time and money. Doing preventative maintenance rather than reactive maintenance is the… Read more »

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 »