Truckie Tips

Truckie Tips

Truck drivers across the South West are lending their voices to a new campaign that calls for increased awareness from all road users when sharing the road with heavy vehicles.

In a 2017 review of more than 600 serious truck crash incidents where it was the insurer, National Transport Insurance found that in collisions involving fatalities, the truck was not at fault on 93 per cent of occasions.
More than half of major crash incidents occurred during 8am and 5pm when the roads were the busiest.
The report also found there was little or no emphasis on sharing the road safely with heavy vehicles in driver education or license assessments for new drivers across Australia.
Increased stopping distances for heavy vehicles, blind spots and challenges in manoeuvrability are just some of the issues truck drivers want road users to be more aware of.

Truckie Tim (Doug)

Truckie Tim (Doug)
Truckie Tim says: If you can’t see my mirrors, I can’t see you!

Truckie Tim (Deb)

Truckie Tim (Deb)
Truckie Tim wants drivers to be particularly aware of heavy vehicles over the busy Easter break.

Truckie Tim (Allan)

Truckie Tim (Allan)
Truckie Tim is asking drivers to think before making the decision to pull out in front of trucks, or try to overtake.

Truckie Tim (Bradley)

Truckie Tim (Bradley)
Truckie Tim says there’s quite a bit of difference in the vehicle I’m driving, compared to the vehicle you’re driving.

Truckie Tim (Tim)

Truckie Tim (Tim)
Truckie Tim says trucks need much more space to pull out onto the highways, and we don’t want to pull out in front of you.