Tag Archives: trucks

New street sweepers!

By 14 November, 2013

TAMS have proudly unveiled their new fllet of street sweepers:
“Every year ACT street sweepers cover a distance of about 17,000 kilometres of local roads, or about the distance from Canberra to London, and we hope these new sweepers will allow us to provide an even greater coverage. We could see as much as 2,000 km [...]

Police targeting trucks

By 21 May, 2013

ACT Policing is now targeting road safety amongst heavy vehicle drivers and transport companies as part of Operation AUSTRANS.
The operation is a joint effort across national police, transport and safety agencies which began yesterday (May 20) and will finish on June 16 2013.
Traffic Operations Sergeant Rod Anderson explained that although police include heavy vehicle drivers [...]

B-Triples on the Hume Highway

By 6 January, 2013

Having read in the Canberra Times (December 30, page 10) that the NSW and presumably Victorian governments are proposing to trial B-Triples on the Hume highway in 2014, you have got to wonder how such an idiotic decision  could be made.
Bill McKinley of the Australian Trucking Association is quoted as saying “we have an excellent understanding [...]

When trucks collide on the Monaro Highway

By 26 November, 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service on scene of a two truck collision on the Monaro Highway, southbound, near Isabella Drive, Gilmore.
Three fire pumpers and a command vehicle on scene.
Crews are using hydraulic rescue tools to free one male from one of the trucks.
Update to follow.
8:35 AM

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are [...]

B Double loses it on the Federal Highway

By 9 October, 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue crews are this morning on the scene of truck accident in Canberra’s north.
Multiple appliances responded to the incident involving a B-Double semi trailer on the Federal Highway.
The heavy transport vehicle has jack knifed approaching the Majura Road off ramp.
The incident has led to a large fuel spill from the semi.
One lane [...]

Rollover corner on Hindmarsh Drive

By 18 May, 2012

Accident is at cnr Hindmarsh Drive + Williamson Street, Holder/Rivett.
Police + Fire crews in attendance. I would think this may take a little while to remove!
No other vehicles involved from what I can see.

Truck trouble on Rond Terrace

By 18 January, 2012

Phil has sent in this gem with the following note:
I snapped this about 7.45 this morning on Rond Pond roundabout… looks like he lost a whole axle ( I presume it was a dual). Nice dint in the trayside and very interesting skidmark on the road!
Got an image of Canberra you want to share [...]

Wild drunken truck ride

By 21 December, 2011

A 28-year-old Harrison man will be summonsed to court for drink driving after police pulled him over yesterday evening (Tuesday, December 20) driving a truck with five passengers on board.
About 6pm, members from Belconnen Police Station were on mobile patrol on Ginninderra Drive near Florey. They observed a white Mitsubishi rigid table truck turn [...]

The trucks finally arrive.

By 22 August, 2011

Maybe not a complete fizzer after all, a loud and noisy convoy is moving through Civic now.
For those missing it here’s a taste of the noise:

Here’s today’s slideshow:

Garbage fire in West Belconnen

By 20 August, 2011

ACT Fire Brigade on scene at a large fire at a recycling business in West Belconnen.
Firefighters are working to extinguish the fire in a very large pile of mulch, timber and other materials.
Crews are also trying to prevent the fire from spreading to several prime movers parked nearby.
Update to follow.

Firefighting operations continuing on site.
No homes [...]

The Convoy 4 Kids

By 20 February, 2010

Many Inner Northicans were perplexed as to why uncouth trucks were filling Northbourne on Saturday afternoon and spoiling the late summer tranquility with their horn honking.
Fortunately Ralph has sent in some photos and this explanation:
Attached are some pics of today’s ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group’s 2010 convoy for kids, if you wish to post [...]

Truck accident at Hobart Place this morning…

By 14 March, 2008

I was sent these photos from a friend this morning that apparently show the result of a truck accident in the motorbike parking area of Hobart Place. Does anyone know the story?

 

[ED] – It happened just after 8 this morning. Six motorbikes, a pole and two cars were hit as someone screamed out of the carpark and [...]

trucks@#*!

By 16 February, 2008

what is the deal with the heap of trucks circling civic all sounding their bloody horns?

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