Industry Expert Believes Truck Drivers on the Road Too Long to Stay Safe

January 3, 2018
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The pay structure in trucking is INCOMPATIBLE WITH SAFETY, often WILL NOT COVER COSTS FOR DRIVERS and is leading to an INCREASING NUMBER of devastating fatal and non-fatal heavy vehicle accidents, according to director of the University of NSW’s Transport and Road Safety Research Centre Professor Ann Williamson. This includes...

Companies risk lives by putting sleep-deprived USA port truckers on the road

December 30, 2017
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Ports are dangerous enough workplaces without appalling conditions – including some truck drivers working 20 hours in a day – being forced on workers in the USA.  These dangerous practices also reinforce why the TWU’s campaign for Safe Rates is so important. Being a truckie is Australia’s most dangerous job. For...

IT HAS BEEN A GREAT YEAR FOR THE TWU – A message to members from John Berger (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary

December 20, 2017
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It has been a highly-active year full of many challenges and victories in all our sectors – from truck and bus drivers, waste, cash-in-transit and gas to ports and logistics and aviation. I would particularly like to thank every single member for the grassroots strength that assisted greatly as we...