Fires and Maintenance Take Over from Fatigue as Major Cause of Truck Crashes

Reported by Admin | 08 Oct, 2013

According to a report by the National Truck Accident Research Centre fire and mechanical failure now cause more major truck accidents on Australia’s roads than driver fatigue. The report poses the question whether truck maintenance standards have fallen at a point where the number of heavy vehicles on the roads has risen dramatically. The centre’s …

WA: Truck accidents increased significantly, study reveals

Reported by Haydee | 17 Jan, 2012

An investigation on the causes and areas where major truck accidents happen most of the time was conducted, and Western Australia has seen a significant increase in the number of road train and truck accidents. According to a report from ABC News, Associate Professor Kim Hassall from the National Truck Accident Research Centre examined 300 …