Topic archives: trucks

Is there really a trucking safety crisis, and is Joyce the man to handle it?

January 19, 2018 6

The government has been flat-footed in responding to a surge in truck-related deaths. Both unions and companies are being more proactive than Canberra.

Keep on truckin’

April 15, 2016

Crikey readers discuss foreign policy and other issues of the day.

Trucking safety should be a matter of numbers, not politics

April 13, 2016 23

The campaign against the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal is based on an attempt to discredit any link between how truckies are paid and safety.

Carbon tax last straw for trucking industry demanding answers

July 4, 2011 32

A union heavy who helped install Julia Gillard as prime minister now threatens to turn against her not because of her backflip on a carbon tax, but a backdown on supporting mandated rates of pay for truck drivers. It's an age-old argument.

Woolies wants a bigger train set, but keeps on trucking

November 26, 2010 1

Woolworths says it would happily transfer more of its freight from road to rail if there was an inland Melbourne-Brisbane line, writes Angus Kidman, a freelance writer.

State of the Planet

August 9, 2007

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