Court Hears Truck Driver Asleep at Wheel Before Crash

Reported by Admin | 08 Nov, 2013

A court has heard that the truck driver involved in crashing through a boom gate and into a train in Dandenong South was asleep at the wheel. One passenger on the train was killed in the accident. The 70-year-old driver appeared before the Melbourne Magistrates Court today in regards to 44 charges over the accident …

Driver Awarded Compensation for Milk Crate Accident

Reported by Admin | 30 Sep, 2013

A truck driver has been awarded over $1 million in damages by the Queensland Supreme Court after he was injured when more than 30 milk crates fell on him in November 2011. The amount is for damages as well as past and future economic losses. The 42-year-old driver received head injuries when he opened the …

Truck Driver Entered Guilty Plea over Student’s Death in Smash

Reported by Admin | 28 Aug, 2013

A truck driver pleaded guilty today in the Newcastle Local Court to “dangerous driving occasioning death” after an incident where his prime mover collided with a school bus and a nine-year-old student died. The boy was thrown 10 metres through a side window when the bus that he was a passenger on was hit by …

Truck Driver Steered off Road to Save Motorists

Reported by Admin | 27 Aug, 2013

According to police, a truck driver who intentionally steered off the road into a dam did so because he wanted to save other motorists. The incident happened at around 5.30 Friday afternoon. Police believe that the driver of a fully laden B-double on the Hume Freeway south of Albury and Wodonga, suffered medical complications behind …

Truck Driver Fatality in WA

Reported by Admin | 22 Sep, 2012

The 52-year-old driver of a road train died after he veered off the bitumen and ended up in the scrub on the side of the road he had been traveling on. The accident happened at about 4pm yesterday afternoon on the Old Agnew Rd in the Goldfields, 2 kilometres south of the Sinclair mine located …

Truck driver suffers from sun damage

Reported by Haydee | 12 Jun, 2012

Photo: New England Journal of Medicine An image of a veteran truck driver whose face was damaged from severe exposure to ultraviolet (UVA) radiation, published in a recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, has led the Cancer Council of NSW to encourage professional drivers to have their vehicles’ windows tinted to minimise …

Truckie suffered injuries after crashing into street sweeper

Reported by Haydee | 01 May, 2012

Photo: Bill Hearne Source: The Daily Telegraph A truck driver was trapped for two hours in the cab of his truck following a crash in Western Sydney. The truck crashed into the rear of a street sweeper on James Ruse Drive, North Parramatta at about 1.35am Sunday night. The emergency services had to cut through …

Senate passes new law to improve road safety of truck drivers

Reported by Haydee | 21 Mar, 2012

The Senate has passed a truck safety bill which aims to improve truck drivers’ road safety. The new law sets up a Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal which will set minimum pay rates and conditions, resolve disputes and check into industry practices. The government believes that the tribunal can help address illegal drug use and speeding …

NSW: Man dies after being pinned by truck and loader

Reported by Admin | 11 Jul, 2010

A truck driver has died of crush injuries at a construction site in southern NSW on July 1. The 39-year-old man from Wagga Wagga was trapped between his fuel tanker and a reversing front-end loader. According to police, the man was refueling at a Hume Highway bypass construction site at Tarcutta when the incident happened. …

NSW: Driver Dragged to Death by Own Truck

Reported by Admin | 26 May, 2010

A man has been dragged 20 metres and crushed to death by the tip truck he was driving in Sydney’s northern suburbs on Thursday morning. According to police, the 54-year-old driver was attempting to detach the back trailer from his tip truck on Brabyn Street at Denistone East when the truck rolled back. A co-worker …

WA: Inquiry Underway Following Mine Worker Death

Reported by Admin | 13 Apr, 2010

The death of a mine worker on Sunday has prompted Mines Minister Norman Moore to meet with the executives of the mine company to deal with its safety problems at its operations in Western Australia’s Goldfields. A 45-year-old driver died after the underground truck he was operating fell 18 metres into a hole at the …