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NHH congratulates 2016 Trucking Awards Finalists

National Trucking Awards 2016

National Heavy Haulage congratulates the finalists for the 2016 National Trucking Industry Awards. The Australian Trucking Association has been hosting the annual awards since 1994, which acknowledge Australia’s most dedicated trucking professionals and businesses.

Kenworth is trusted with Australia’s most precious cargo

The winged keel of the victorious challenger Australia II, 1983

On September 25, 1983 it was the day Australia turned the tables on the USA, winning the America’s Cup, the first country to do so in 132 years. The story of Australia II winning the world’s most famous yacht race entered Australian folklore and it was certainly a victory well celebrated right across the country with Prime Minister Bob Hawke declaring that “Any boss who sacks anyone for not turning up today is a bum”.

Trucking industry fuel tax cuts

The Australian Government has officially signed off on a reduction to the truck fuel tax rate, which is anticipated to provide much needed savings for owner-drivers and small fleet operators.

Self-driving trucks: what it means for the Australian industry

Self-driving trucks: what it means for the Australian industry

If you're a truck driver or in the heavy haulage industry - you’ll have heard about self-driving trucks. The first fleets are set to hit the roads in the United States and will affect truckers across the country, while, here, South Australia have already started trialling the idea.

Top 10 qualities of a great truck driver

Top 10 qualities of a great truck driver

Life as the King of the Road can provide a rewarding career. But no-one said being in control of a heavy vehicle carrying expensive cargo and meeting critical deadlines was easy. To see if you’re cut out for truck driving, have a look at the Top 10 qualities that all great truck drivers share.

Hands free mobile phone options for truck drivers

Hands free mobile phone options for truck drivers

It is illegal across the whole of Australia to use a hand-held phone when driving. It doesn’t matter if your truck has stopped at a traffic light – as a truck driver you shouldn’t be using your phone. You also shouldn’t use your phone to email or text while you’re driving unless you want to face a fine or cause an accident.

5 tips for avoiding driver fatigue

5 tips for avoiding driver fatigue

One of the most common causes of vehicle accidents is driver fatigue. This is especially a problem for truck drivers as many of us have to drive long distances – often over night – going for hours without a rest.We’ve come up with five tips to ensure you don’t drive tired.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Each year, April 28 is the World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day.

The general trend in Australia for work-related fatality rates has been tracking downwards over the last decade, however in 2015, 193 workers died at their place of work, according to data cited by Safe Work Australia.

Reform or abolish the road safety tribunal – what's the answer?

Reform or abolish road safety

Two of the heavy haulage industry’s peak bodies have openly called for the eradication of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal which was established in 2012 to circumvent unsafe remuneration pressures placed on road transport drivers.

As part of this campaign, the Australian Trucking Association will lead a convoy to Canberra, which includes the Australian Logistics Council and other industry representatives.

Say hello to solar-powered truck stops

Say hello to solar-powered truck stops

Renewable energy and sustainable technology are clearly the future, with more and more discoveries being made and environmentally friendly projects being built all the time. One such project is the world's first solar-powered, off-grid petrol station and truck stop, which was recently built in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Here at National Heavy Haulage, we're always pleased to hear about the latest technological innovations in trucking, so we wanted to share this exciting piece of news.