Truckworld Blogs

Truck Tip: Hazards and Visibility at night

Nov 4, 2015

It is always more dangerous driving a truck at night than during daylight hours. Some points you can take into account to reduce any unwanted incidents could be:

  • Adjusting your vehicles headlights to the right height, this will prevent you

Truck Stops and Rest Stops around Australia

Jul 21, 2015

Truck Stops & Rest Stops are there for you to use, not to glance at while you drive pass.

Time and time again you hear “Driver fatigue is the single most significant cause of road crashes involving heavy vehicles”- it may not dawn on some drivers how vital rest is until it could be too late.

With today’s technology and fast access to inter

Waste Truck Collection Systems

Feb 11, 2015

Waste collection is a critical process within Australia. It is ideal to eliminate the amount of waste produced, but understandably, this is a limited solution to waste management. Therefore, effective waste collection and management solutions are needed to ensure that the waste does not cause harm to our environment. 

Truck Stops Around Australia

Jan 21, 2015

As part of being a truck driver, you have many responsibilities and people depending on you. As you are on the road often, it is important to take frequent stops to ensure you're not overworking yourself and able to concentrate being on the road. 

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Managing Noise in NSW

Dec 9, 2014

Do you use your truck horn on occasions other than warning other road users or animals of your approach? Do you rev your vehicle while it is stationary and cause excessive noise and/or smoke to be produced while driving? Did you know that if you do either of these the police can issue penalty infringement notices.

DashCams for your safety

Dec 9, 2014

Do you ever find yourself wishing you had a video recording of what you see on the road? Whether it’s because you were just involved in an accident and wishing you had solid evidence of the other party being in the wrong, or you needed to catch the number plate of an unsafe driver? DashCams are onboard cameras that are generally attached to the internal win

What goes on behind the camera?

Nov 17, 2014

As experienced truck drivers, you are aware that speed cameras are placed around to help keep our roads safe. While speed limits change, new cameras are installed and mobile speed checks become more prevalent, more misconceptions emerge about speed management. We’re going to break these down for you.

Open Road Driving

Nov 17, 2014

As truck drivers, you are often driving on main highways through rural areas of Australia. Kangaroos are constantly at risk along major roads because they are attracted to the road where puddles of water form after rain. Colliding with an approximate 90kg animal,

The affect of stimulant drugs on driving

Oct 14, 2014

Are you aware that stimulant drugs are still being used by long-haul truck drivers to “supposedly” enhance driving endurance? Various factors come into play that cause drivers to feel pressured to resort to stimulant drugs. However, the full effect of these substances may not be realised by truck drivers, leading to regrettable accidents. It is important f

Financing your truck

Oct 14, 2014

When it comes to buying a truck, new or used, it is a big decision. Whether the truck is part of your business operation or simply for private use, it is important to choose the right truck for you. To ensure you can manage the payment of your desired truck, financing is available and can be tailored to your needs.

How do you

Headlights on scams

Sep 16, 2014

As an online business, we understand the importance of security. Every day there are more and more online scams appearing that are becoming harder to detect. Sometimes it is not until you receive your bank statement that you realise you have been a victim. Fortunately, there are measures you can take to protect yourself.


Do we still need to use CB radios in trucks?

Sep 16, 2014

With the dominance of smartphones this decade, are UHF Citizen Band (CB) radios still relevant for truck drivers? There are a growing number of valuable trucker-specific apps available to simplify, monitor or entertain the truck driving experience.  However, when it comes to emergency communication, unlike smartphones, CB radios allow users to contact

Heavy Vehicle Charging and Investment Reform

Aug 13, 2014

About the Project

The Heavy Vehicle Charging and Investment (HVCI) Reform project team is working towards improving heavy vehicle productivity by directing funds to growth areas of the road network. The overarching goal of this scheme is to make sure the industry is g

VIC Truck Stops

Aug 13, 2014

Travelling long distances can take its toll on drivers, so it is critical that regular stops are made. Chief Executive of VicRoads, Gary Liddle, reinforces the aim of the Victorian Rest Area Strategy is “to reduce fatigue-related incidents by taking a holistic, strategic approach to rest stop areas across Victoria”.

NSW heavy vehicle checking stations

Jul 21, 2014

Heavy vehicles over 8 tonne gross vehicle mass may be stopped and inspected to ensure safety and road standards are being met as well as driver compliance with road transport laws.  Heavy vehicle safety stations are a part of the Roads and Maritime Servi

NSW truckstops

Jul 14, 2014

Driving for extensive periods of time over long distances? It’s crucial you make stops along the way. The NSW Government Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) reinforces the need to plan rest breaks if you are driving on major roads and highways. A short stoppage will allow your body to rejuvenate and break the longev

Maintenance for your truck

Jun 23, 2014

Do you know how to look after your truck?

Whether it is a personal or work truck, it’s important to know how to maintain your truck and conduct regular checks. This will be particularly helpful in identifying any problems that would need to be addressed by a mechanic. No matter the life of your truck, it

Truckloads of considerations

Jun 23, 2014

When loading your truck with freight, there are many different checkpoints to ensure the load is safe. It is the responsibility of the driver that the vehicle does not exceed dimension or mass limits and that the load is appropriately restrained. While driving, a truck’s load can shift as a result of changes

A healthy lifestyle for truck drivers

May 26, 2014

Just as you wouldn't miss a service for your truck, drivers need to be conscious of their health. It is common for truck drivers to be on the road for long periods of time, which can eventually take its toll on their well-being. Here we discuss some helpful ideas to keep you feeling good both inside and out.

Healthy Eating

As much as we may want to ignore it, one of t

Safety tips for car and truck drivers

May 22, 2014

Road safety is a major concern for the government and communities around Australia. While we have seen an improvement over the years, road safety is an ongoing issue that needs to regularly be addressed. Today, trucks take up a substantial percentage of traffic on Australia’s roads in both metropolitan and regional areas, being used commercially and privately. Due to the large size, weight and power of trucks, there are some important points to consider fo