THE SAFETY TRUCK EXPERIENCE
Transafe WA hosted the ATA’s Safety Truck through WA’s Wheatbelt, Metropolitan and South-West regions during August and September 2016. The truck visited schools, regional agricultural shows and other events, educating people on sharing the road safely with heavy vehicles.
With the Australian freight task predicted to triple by 2050 and increase 26% over the next decade to 2026, these messages are more important than ever.
In recognition of the project success, Transafe WA is now working with a number of government and corporate partners to deliver the state its very own Safety Truck. Watch this space! Or get in touch if you would like to be involved with this exciting initiative.
Top 10 tips for sharing the road with trucks
Heavy vehicles are an essential part of our economy so it’s important to know how to share the roads with them safely. View the ATA Safety Truck’s 10 top tips.
The TAC in association with Linfox also produced some excellent videos in 2017 with insights from truck drivers on how to share the road. Linfox Truck Safety Series
TOP TIPS FROM TRUCKIES, 2017
Transafe WA worked with WARTA, the LRTAWA and The Road Safety Commission during February 2017 to produce these great videos featuring WA truck drivers. Our truck drivers can do over 250,000 km per year in WA, so if you want experienced driving tips – this is a good place to start.
CARAVANS AND HEAVY VEHICLES
Here’s a quick course in caravanning courtesy that will earn you points with your truckin’ mates…
Caravan Courtesy Tips by Michael Browing, Caravan World Magazine, 2014
MID-WEST INDUSTRY ROAD SAFETY ALLIANCE – TAME THE BEAST
In 2013 MWIRSA launched a road safety campaign addressing the safe overtaking of road trains on regional WA roads. The campaign explains safe overtaking of road trains from two sides; the truck drivers perspective and from that of a back seat driver in the passing vehicle. The resulting TV Commercials are short but highly effective.
MID-WEST INDUSTRY ROAD SAFETY ALLIANCE – FIT FOR THE TRIP
In September 2014 MWIRSA launched ‘Fit for the Trip’ featuring mid-west truck driver Eddie. Make sure you are fit for the trip.
MID-WEST INDUSTRY ROAD SAFETY ALLIANCE – WE SHARE
Launched 2016, these videos feature Patience Bulk Haulage manager, and Mid-West Industry Road Safety Alliance member, Anthony Bakranich and his family in the mid-west.
SOUTH-WEST INDUSTRY ROAD SAFETY ALLIANCE – TOOLBOX VIDEOS
RACQ TV -VIDEO
NSW Police – 2017
Be Truck Aware – how would you fare in the driver’s seat of a truck?
NSW Department of Transport
VOLVO TRUCKS EMERGENCY BRAKES SAVE A CHILD’S LIFE
Emergency braking technology can really save lives. Want proof? Watch for yourself and see how emergency braking can stop the largest of vehicles in the shortest possible time and distance. Volvo’s high-end trucks have this safety feature called Emergency Braking Assist. This feature involves a radar and camera working together to sense stationary/slow moving obstacles ahead. First, these sensors will alert the driver about an imminent collision if he/she doesn’t brake immediately. If the driver takes no action, the system activates the automatic brakes designed to bring the truck to a stop before collision.