01May

Truck That June 2018

In Truck That Australia June 2018 Rod talks about his progress on the mapping of parking bays with informal ones and the subsequent overlay of fatigue crashes. New roadhouseHe also speaks with local identity Leigh Campbell about his campaign for a new roadhouse, weighbridge and truck parking area in Wagga Wagga. Rod also talks about […]

01May

Truck That October 2018 (Truck That in the UK)

In our October edition of Truck That, part 1 of our special series of Rod’s study trip as part of the Churchill Fellowship grant that he was awarded in 2016. Rod was awarded the NRMA/ACT Road Safety Trust Churchill Fellowship for Road Safety from a pool of some 1200 applicants. Rod deferred the trip for […]

01May

Truck That December 2018

In Truck That for December, our last episode for the year, Rod shows us part two of his Churchill Fellowship trip to the United States of America. The purpose of the trip was to have a look at the issues pertaining to heavy vehicle operators and drivers and see how they are combatted in another […]

01May

TruckThat Feb 2019

In our February edition of truck that which is also the final edition of Rod’s Churchill Fellowship tour of the UK and the USA, we speak to some seriously interesting people. As the tour has continued it is quite apparent the challenges that face our colleagues in other countries are almost the same that we […]

01May

02 Do Not Overtake Turning Vehicle

DO NOT OVERTAKE TURNING VEHICLE The sign on the rear of vehicles over 7.5 metres in length, allows them to legally turn from the second or even the third lane as needed to get around a corner safely.[3] If you are next to a truck during a turn, you could be in their blind spot or […]

01May

05 Courtesy

Road Courtesy is a simple concept, but along with driver education, awareness of sharing the roads and increasing your safety, these things are often not given enough consideration. Many people are in a hurry for whatever reason, be it essential or otherwise and the speed of life has changed, as have the vehicles we drive. […]

01May

08 Caravans and Motorhomes

Caravans – When being overtaken, maintain speed and position, only slow when the truck has moved out to pass. Quality mirrors, towing hitches and good advice are priceless. A UHF radio can also be worthwhile. WE FULLY SUPPORT THE IDEA AND BENEFITS OF CARAVAN CB, UHF 18 and the fitting of Caravan CB stickers on […]

01May

06 Road Positioning

A truck uses all of its lane space, do not travel right on the centre line, use the road width available, to give you space between opposing traffic. If stopped or broken down, where possible park well clear of the roadway. 10 centimetres past the fog line (the unbroken line on the left) is not […]

01May

07 Driving at night

High beam glare contributes to fatigue during night driving. When you see the lights of an oncoming vehicle dip or you are flashed before reaching a crest or curve, dip your lights. By waiting until you see the vehicle before you dip your lights, you are momentarily blinding the oncoming driver. With a closing speed […]

01May

10 Do not overtake ROUNDABOUTS

Based on some of the comments from the surveys it would appear there are two problems. The first is the perception of some including many young drivers that the truck races them to the roundabout. What the truck driver is trying to do is join the traffic flow and still be moving on entering the […]