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Travel at a safe following distance

Do not follow a heavy vehicle / truck  too closely, as you need to see what is ahead to ensure road safety e.g. debris and other cars.

It is important to remember that cars and heavy vehicles / trucks have completely different braking requirements.

Allow for time to stop safely.

The table below shows comparisons of stopping distances for cars and trucks when travelling at the same speeds.

Vehicle Speed Stopping distance (metres)
Car Truck 
 60km/h 73 83
 70km/h 91 105
 80km/h 111 130
 90km/h 133 156
100km/h 157 185

 

Table Ref https://www.qld.gov.au

Watch this video, it highlights why trucks need a greater braking distance plus offers best advice.

 

We would like to acknowledge and credit Whiteline Television as the creator of the videos in conjunction with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) Heavy Vehicle road safety initiative.  We appreciate their support and believe Working collaboratively is in the best interest of road and public safety and seeks to reduce competing messages and advise.

Test your Truckie knowledge

Test your truckie knowledge by taking our quick quiz.

 

UHF Radio
Quiz

“10-4 Rodger that”… Learning UHF radio use is an important part of travelling safely on the open road.

Stay out of the heavy vehicle blind spots

The blind spot diagram, in yellow shade, shows the blind spots are located:

  • immediately in front of the truck
  • beside the truck driver’s door
  • on the passenger side which runs the length of the truck and extends out three lanes
  • directly behind the truck.

Remember: if you cannot see the truck driver’s mirror, the truck driver cannot see you.

Watch this video, it highlights restrictions regarding blind spots plus offers best advice.

We would like to acknowledge and credit Whiteline Television as the creator of the videos in conjunction with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) Heavy Vehicle road safety initiative.  We appreciate their support and believe Working collaboratively is in the best interest of road and public safety and seeks to reduce competing messages and advise.