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FreightWaves Staff Saturday, April 27, 2019

Down Under Trucking: driver “incinerated” in head-on crash; deadly drunk-driving trucker; hostile takeover target warns shareholders

It was a truly shocking Easter on Australian roads with an appalling double-fatality in which a truck driver was incinerated in a head-on crash. Elsewhere, a drunk big rig driver faced an Australian court after driving backwards down a motorway and then jack-knifing his double-B into a gas station. Meanwhile, following a two-year study, Australian sleep scientists warned truckers that prolonged eye closure is a sign of drowsiness. And, finally, trucking corporations have been introducing new products, buying out shareholders and attempting hostile takeovers. It’s another week in Down Under Trucking.

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