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FreightWaves Staff Friday, July 26, 2019

DOWN UNDER TRUCKING: transport jobs boom underway in Australia

Free trade deals are driving demand for logistics staff in Australia, says recruiter Hays. Meanwhile, the Australian Federal Government is handing out cash to boost trucking, cargo and road safety. Trucking fuel is much in the news with a new bio-diesel plant opening but industry groups are calling for a better uptake of electric vehicles. Australia’s famed trucking museum may now be in jeopardy.

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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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