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How to Stay Cool in your Truck this Summer

How to Stay Cool in your Truck this Summer

Summer can be a terrible time for a heavy haulage driver, especially when a heat wave hits. Inside the cab it can be even more roasting - thankfully there’s air conditioning! However, you might not always be in a position to have your air con on or keep your engine running. For example if you're sleeping or loading, that's when things can get unbearable.

5 Rail Crossing Tips for Haulage Drivers

5 Rail Crossing Tips for Haulage Drivers

Railway crossings are a dangerous area for any driver, but even more of a concern when you're manoeuvring a heavy haulage rig. Australia is a vast country filled with all sorts of rail crossings, both in and out of built-up areas, and heavy haulage drivers have to contend with most of them. In particular, truckies spend a lot of time driving though remote areas where mines and sites are located, and there can be many crossings you'll have to face in just one journey.

Heavy Hauler Donated to Save Lives

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PACCAR Australia have provided a very special gift, a Kenworth heavy hauler to the Heart of Australia project, a new project which aims to help Australians whose health (and lives) are threatened by the country's vast distances. The project was launched at the start of October 2014 and will deliver specialist medical services to regional, rural and remote communities.

Tips for Truckies to Stay Legal on Mobile Phones

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The use of mobile phones while driving in Australia is governed by sets of rules that vary from state to state.

National Heavy Haulage are dedicated to upholding only the highest standards in oversize transport and we take safety seriously. Thanks to some help from Sprout we've compiled current rules and separated them by each state to make your life easier and Australia’s roads safer.*

Heavy Haulage Queensland now has a new Yard

New National Heavy Haulage Yard in Yatala QLD

Great news! National Heavy Haulage has officially moved into our new yard in Yatala, Queensland. With easy access and ample storage space, this new yard will help us deliver better and more reliable heavy freight transport services to the mining and construction industries across Australia.

Top 5 Causes of Dangerous Truck Tyres: Part 3

In our first and second parts to this series on truck tyre safety we focused on impact damage and tread, now in this third installment we take a closer look at the bead and some of the dangerous truck tyre damage that can occur for heavy transport drivers. Thanks to Continental Truck Tyres for pointing out some common issues and images to show how these affect the average truck tyre.

Top 5 Causes of Dangerous Truck Tyres: Part 2

Top Causes of Dangerous Truck Tyres

In part 1 of our series on truck tyre safety for the haulage industry, we looked at some common types of impact damage, including: breaks, cuts, stressed tread, flat spots and carcass rupture. In the second part of this series, we take a special focus on tyre tread in our regular blog articles for heavy haulage companies. Thanks to Continental Truck Tyres for pointing out some key issues and example imagery.

Top 5 Causes of Dangerous Truck Tyres: Part 1

Truck driver safety is a top priority of everyone in the heavy transport industry. Dangerous truck tyres don't just slow down a job; they put truckies at risk, a risk that can easily be avoided. In this series on truck tyre safety, we're going to look at some of the common problems, causes and how we can minimise these risks to keep truck drivers and heavy haulage contractors safe on the road. Thanks to Continental Truck Tyres for highlighting some key issues and images for some of the more common issues faced by truck drivers.

Australian university makes progress towards hydrogen fuel future

Alternative Truck Fuels Hydrogen

At National Heavy Haulage, we like to keep you updated on how advances in technology are changing the face of the heavy transport industry, particularly how renewable fuels are making trucking more efficient and cleaner for the environment. This time round, we’re sharing news that research conducted at the Australian National University (ANU) is opening up new possibilities for manufacturing hydrogen as a cheap and clean source of fuel.

The History of Kenworth: Buses, Trucks and ‘Brucks’

History of Kenworth Trucks and Buses

Kenworth might be famous for making the best semi-trailers and heavy haulage rigs in the world. But do you know much about what else they've brought to the mighty art of trucking? Have you ever heard of Kenworth Brucks, for example? As you can probably guess from the name, they were an ingenious combo of truck and, you guessed it, bus!