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

January 3, 2018
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
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
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...