Saftey & Compliance : Six truck-related deaths in two days, Transport Workers Union call for more action by the Road Saftey Remuneration Tribunal

Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) national secretary Tony Sheldon said six truck crashes and six deaths in two days was evidence of the pressure on drivers to speed or skip rest breaks, to meet unrealistic deadlines.

“Road transport is Australia’s most dangerous industry, with 330 deaths in truck crashes last year,” Mr Sheldon said.

“Tragically, this includes six fatalities in six separate heavy vehicle accidents [in the past two days].