Chatting a Truckie

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With your UHF on Channel 40, its as simple as making the following conversation when engaging in a passing manouvre.

YOU, “Red truck behind the Traveller caravan, are you on channel”

HIM, “Yes Mate”

YOU, “Give us the drum when your want to come around”

HIM, “Having a look at you now”

YOU, “Go when you’re safe”

When his cab is going past your vehicle, you can back off a little if it is safe to do so, bearing in mind there may be other vehicles behind you.

If there is no distant oncoming traffic, maintain your speed.

Once he has passed, you can finish by saying, “You’re clear

Hope this is of some help.

Truckies Top 10 Tips for Sharing the Road

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Like you, truckies want to get home safely to their families, so let’s share the road. This Top Ten Tips is a shorter version of the National Sharing the Road with Heavy Vehicles Program, which is a more detailed explanation of these items and is available to spread education on sharing the road with trucks, with the aim of improving safety for all on the road.

For further information please contact :
Rod Hannifey, Road Transport and Road Safety Advocate,
mobile: 0428120560 or e-mail rod.hannifey@bigpond.com (more…)