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Monday, March 9th, 2009

Word has it that 300million$$$$ put aside by governments to improve or ad extra rest stops for truckies is no longer available. Is this just another excuse because of the “global financial crisis” or cost cutting before the spate of oncoming state/federal elections?

Truckie safety is a commitment every government fails to address. Truckies need these rest areas to meet the safety criteria imposed by governments, but fail to supply the facilities required. There is a lot of law abiding truckies who continually scratch there heads in wonderment as to when critical issues like truckies rest stops are resolved, instead of using truckies as a political platform.

If this current info TRUCKIESONLINE has is correct…….truckies should collectively respond. Truckie safety should be not an issue, it is the responsibility everyone in the trucking industry to address and make trucking in Australia safe.

Truckies smashed by bookings and fines spree

Monday, February 16th, 2009

What the hell is going on with the spate of some unrealistic bookings and fines police are sourcing from our truckies? Road safety is an issue we all accept, after all, the roads and highways are our workplace, but some of this recent stuff is ridiculous.

We’re all doing it tough at the moment and can do without some of this rubbish to contend with. If floods and bushfires are not enough to contend with nationally, truckies are being hit with big fines and bookings from police. Recently one truckie was booked for being 5mm over length. Another truckie was hit with a $600 fine and loss of 3 points for not entering a change of activity in his log book after parking and before he went to sleep. Yet another $600 fine and loss of 3 points went to another truckie for not logging a change of activity when he stopped to check his chains and go to the toilet. But wait there is even more, fines for 30cms over length on a body truck, and another truckie was booked by police after driving from Mackay to Brisbane in 10 hours even though we know it is a 10 hour run with no slow traffic to contend with. If you know of any other over the top fines, let us know by clicking on the comments at the end of this article (the comments link).

Are GPS units a legal unit of measurement for prosecution? Police seem to think they are…so watch out truckies….it’s all happening out there!!!


Wednesday, December 10th, 2008


It can happen to anyone…..anytime. Unhooked…. just down from the Rocklea fruit/veg. market Brisbane.

Send us a pic of your rig or other rigs on the road if you see anything of interest on your travels. Become a HIGHWAY PERSONALITY. How about a pic of your rig and a short story so we can publish it in good taste

truckiesonline looks at Big Rigs road transport publication

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

This has got to be Australia’s leading road transport publication. Capably led by an enthusiastic and dedicated editor, this publication has positioned itself as a very credible publication targeted at the trucking industry.

Editor Bob Riley, has a style that reports the road transport industry, warts and all, offering traditional balanced stories and is not based on his opinions, but on opinions at the coal face, not just the decision makers, but the “truckie” behind the wheel of the big rigs that travel our major (and not so major) highways.

With a team of journalists in all Australian states, the publication gives a snapshot of day to day “truckie” life, as well as the families and networks that form the road transport family. You never know when a photo of a truckie and his big rig beside him, is going to be published next. Most of us like to see our photo and expect to cop a bit of stick from other drivers when our photo appears. met Bob personally and it does not take long to see the passion he has for this Big Rigs publication and the people who form this great trucking industry we have in Australia. Other publications in the market place, based on magazine formats, do not come close to this newspaper styled format, as it is the only fortnightly published national newspaper of its’ type and we who are part of this industry should be proud to read it regularly.

It’s a read you can confidently take home for the family or like many “truckies”, have back copies in the cab.

This publication prints 28,000 copies fortnightly and distributes to all states and is available FREE at 700+ outlets across the nation.

If you are not reading Big Rigs, you should, because it’s all about us…the “truckie”.

Do yourself a favour…..get a copy today!

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