A SAFETY TRUCK EXPERIENCE FOR WA

In September 2016, Transafe WA hosted the ATA’s Safety Truck through WA’s Wheatbelt, Metropolitan and South-West regions. 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 these messages are more important than ever.

Transafe WA is now working with a number of federal and state government agencies and corporate partners to deliver WA its very own Safety Truck – iNSTRUCKTA!

SHARE THE ROAD – TRUCKIES TOP TIP VIDEOS

Rod Hannifey is an Australian heavy vehicle safety advocate. He has spent countless hours working to educate the public and in 2019/20 began producing a series of Truckies Top Tip Videos with funding from the NHVR’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative.

BIGGER THAN YOU campaign, MAIN ROADS 2021

Oversize and overmass (OSOM) vehicles and road trains are built to transport very large loads on rural roads. It can be daunting sharing the road with them, but following the road rules will make your trip a safer one. Get all the details here.

WE NEED SPACE campaign, 2019

This series produced by the NHVR promotes safety between trucks and cars with four out of five fatal accidents involving heavy vehicles not the fault of the heavy vehicle driver.

Check out the great videos, animations, fact sheets and posters here.

 

PILBARA INDUSTRY ROAD SAFETY ALLIANCE

Refer to these excellent Road Safety Tips for Touring During the Winter produced by industry in the Pilbara.

 

TOP TIPS FROM WA TRUCKIES

Transafe WA worked with Western Roads Federation, the LRTAWA and The Road Safety Commission during 2017 and 2018 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 – listen to our truckies.

 

CARAVANS AND HEAVY VEHICLES

How can caravanners be more truck friendly?

We suggest you join the Truck Friendly Program.

The Transafe WA office is a distribution point for the Truck Friendly stickers. You can grab one of these for your caravan or RV once you have read and understood the guidelines on the Truck Friendly website.

The Co-exist website provides even more great resources for sharing the road with heavy vehicles such as:

  • Tips for Caravanners
  • The Importance of Rest Areas
  • Travel at a Safe Following Distance
  • Test your Truckie Knowledge

Believe it or not, there is a right and a wrong way to pack your caravan. The latter can lead to building a fruitful relationship with your insurance provider, while the former will lead to a holiday that’s remembered for all the right reasons. Take a look at the Give a Caradamn website for more information. 

 

ESPERANCE ROADWISE – SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY THE RIDE campaign

Fantastic community video produced in 2016 highlighting changed the effects of harvest season on communities and road users.

 

MID-WEST INDUSTRY ROAD SAFETY ALLIANCE – TAME THE BEAST campaign

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.

View Tame the Beast – The Backseat

View Tame the Beast – The Trucker

MID-WEST INDUSTRY ROAD SAFETY ALLIANCE – FIT FOR THE TRIP campaign

In September 2014 MWIRSA launched ‘Fit for the Trip’ featuring mid-west truck driver Eddie. Make sure you are fit for the trip.

View Fit for the Trip

MID-WEST INDUSTRY ROAD SAFETY ALLIANCE – WE SHARE campaign

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.

View We Share video 1

View We Share video 2

SOUTH-WEST INDUSTRY ROAD SAFETY ALLIANCE – TOOLBOX VIDEOS

Toolbox Video 1: Introduction to the work of the Alliance

Toolbox Video 2: Driver Distraction

Toolbox Video 3: Fatigue

 

RACQ TV -VIDEO

Sharing the Road with Heavy Vehicles

 

NSW Police – 2017

Be Truck Aware – how would you fare in the driver’s seat of a truck?

NSW Department of Transport

Be Truck Aware – It’s a shared responsibility