There is evidence to suggest there is a ‘system’ of factors influencing truck crashes.
A rethink in the approach to road freight transport safety is urgently required to reduce fatalities and injuries.
Truck platooning involves a lead truck with a driver guiding other trucks through vehicle to vehicle communication.
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Elon Musk's new Semi has platooning capability - where multiple trucks commute in a line with a single driver in the lead vehicle. But could it work in Australia?
A fully loaded semitrailer can cause 10,000 times more damage to roads than a family car.
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Australia should follow the lead of other nations like New Zealand and Switzerland and increase the charges for heavy vehicles on roads, proportionate to the amount of wear and tear they cause.
Owner operator truckers argue that the pay order from the Road Safety Renumeration Tribunal is pricing them out of the market.
If the federal government abolishes the Road Safety Renumeration Tribunal, a minimum pay to improve the safety of truckers is less likely to ever be addressed.
Was Anthony Albanese right about truck driver pay and safety?
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Was Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese, right to say that evidence shows better pay for truck drivers will improve safety?
It’s time we found a way to make our trucks greener.
Truck transport accounts for roughly 25% of energy used in the global transport sector, making it a substantial contributor (2.6%) to worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. As concerns about greenhouse gas…