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Top Christmas gifts for truckers (2015 edition)

Top Christmas gifts for truckers (2015 edition)

Have a special someone in your life that is a truck driver, or have a family member who’s a truckie? If you’re wondering what you should get them for Christmas, we’ve come up with this list of Christmas gifts for truck drivers.

What are Australia’s most dangerous jobs?

What are Australia’s most dangerous jobs?

Every job has its risks, but many workplaces in Australia can be downright dangerous – and deadly.

Drawing upon data from Safe Work Australia and the Australian Bureau of Statistics, a life insurance company put together a sobering list of the jobs most likely to kill or injure Australians - and if you drive a lot for work, number one will shock you.

Tips on how to safely move heavy equipment

Tips on how to safely move heavy equipment

Moving heavy equipment safely can be a challenging job. You want to ensure both the load and the people involved in shifting it remain safe. We’ve put together this short guide to help you ensure you have everything in place for a safe move – whether it’s for machinery and equipment for mining or construction or other heavy cargo.

How steam powered vehicles have changed the face of heavy haulage

How steam powered vehicles have changed the face of heavy haulage

Without steam road vehicles we’d struggle to shift heavy haulage loads from one place to another – movements that are vital in the mining, oil and gas, construction and other related industries today. But how did these machines develop to the first class technology that we see on display now?

How are heavy equipment transport costs calculated?

How are heavy equipment transport costs calculated?

When moving heavy freight, there are some key measurements to consider – height, length, and weight - and most importantly, cost.

Heavy equipment transport is a vital service that keeps Australian businesses going. Without reliable, regular supply of the equipment and products they need, work would grind to a halt. But it shouldn’t cost the earth to get heavy haulage items from A to B. There’s a fine line between needing something delivered and eating into the bottom line such equipment supports.

Government rewards experience in Australian heavy haulage

Government rewards experience in Australian heavy haulage

Former Minister for Employment Senator Eric Abetz has said that the government’s Restart Program has directly helped 173 transport industry workers. 

How to choose your heavy haulage transport partner

How to choose your heavy haulage transport partner

Heavy haulage in Australia is a major industry. The company you choose to partner with will become an extension of your company. How they deal with your customers in essence becomes how you deal with your customers. Because this is such an important relationship, you must choose your vendor wisely. While price is an important consideration, it’s not the only consideration. Join us as we weigh the most important factors in choosing your heavy haulage transport partner.

Kenworth brings back the iconic Australian T950

Kenworth brings back the iconic Australian T950

Known for its muscle and its ability to endure harsh Aussie climates, Kenworth’s T950 was brought back to market recently with a limited edition of 75 trucks. Though the T950 hasn’t been on the market since 2007, enthusiasts have followed the legend and were more than keen to be a part of the T950 legacy. Within 48 hours, the entire inventory was snapped up.

Big Aussie Barbie raises $750K for fight against prostate cancer

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There’s nothing like a barbie to bring people together. And, when that barbie raises awareness and money to help fight prostate cancer – a condition that kills 3,300 Aussie men each year – it’s worth it even more.

What are Dekotora Art Trucks?

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In Japan, Dekotora stands for “decoration truck”. With neon lights, colourful airbrushed artwork and striking chrome exteriors, it’s next to impossible not to be fascinated by these custom big rigs.