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The Top Tips for Sharing the Road Safely with Heavy Vehicles

We are excited to launch our “Share the Road Safely” campaign. Supported by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator under the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative[1], our series of short online videos outline common risks and misconceptions about sharing the road safety with heavy vehicles. The series consists of ten separate tips each based on key themes […]

Caravans and Road-Trains share the outback

Travelling in the outback of Australia is an iconic Australian dream. The sights of the red desert and other attractions such as Uluru are synonymous with the Australian outback and evoke passion in travellers to marvel and experience the wild Australian bush. The Road transport industry doesn’t stop, 365 days a year the dedicated men […]

Truckies Tip #1

DON’T CUT IN FRONT OF TRUCKS A loaded B-Double can weigh 40 to 50 times that of the average sedan and because of this substantial weight difference, trucks take much longer to stop than a car. Cutting in front of trucks approaching traffic lights reduces the safety margin allowed by the truck driver to give […]

Travelers and Road-Trains share the outback (Facilities)

Whilst travelling in the outback of our great country, it is very important that we not only share the roads but also our facilities such as parking bays and roadhouses. These remote facilities take on a whole new meaning in the outback with some special considerations surrounding these huge trucks.

Truckies Tip # 2

DO NOT OVERTAKE TURNING VEHICLE The sign on the rear of vehicles over 7.5 metres in length, allows them to legally turn from the second or even the third lane as needed to get around a corner safely.[3] If you are next to a truck during a turn, you could be in their blind spot […]

Share the road tips for caravaners back travelling

These are the latest video tips and advice that every caravan or RV driver should watch before hitting the road this winter. Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the videos, funded under the NHVR’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, again highlighted the importance of safe interaction between heavy vehicles and caravan […]

Truckies Tip # 3 & 4

BEING OVERTAKEN BY A TRUCK & SPEED LIMITED These two tips have been combined as they relate to each other so closely. The speed that a heavy vehicle can travel is closely governed and by law it is not possible for the driver to increase their speed beyond 100kph. So assuming a truck has caught […]

Truckies Tip # 5

ROAD COURTESY This tip is a simple concept, but along with driver education, awareness of sharing the roads and increasing your safety, these things are often not given enough consideration. Many people are in a hurry for whatever reason, be it essential or otherwise and the speed of life has changed, as have the vehicles […]

Truckies Tip # 6

ROAD POSITIONING A truck uses all of its lane space, do not travel right on the centre line, use the road width available, to give you space between opposing traffic. If stopped or broken down, where possible park well clear of the roadway. 10 centimetres past the fog line (the unbroken line on the left) […]

Truckies Tip # 7

DRIVING AT NIGHT High beam glare contributes to fatigue during night driving. When you see the lights of an oncoming vehicle dip or you are flashed before reaching a crest or curve, dip your lights. By waiting until you see the vehicle before you dip your lights, you are momentarily blinding the oncoming driver. With […]