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From manual to auto: the world of modern trucks

September 15, 2020 in Company News
For decades truck drivers have preferred the degree of control that a manual transmission provides. Early attempts at driving trucks with automatic transmissions saw drivers frustrated and angry, as the transmissions had difficulty communicating with engines causing uneven shifts. Nowadays…

Introducing Mezzanine Tautliners

September 14, 2020 in Company News
You asked for it and we delivered. Southern Cross Truck Rentals are proud to announce the arrival of our new 12 Tonne Mezzanine Tautliners. Available for immediate hire, these Tautliner Trailers are perfect for those of you looking for safety,…

Driver-facing cameras: are they necessary?

September 3, 2020 in Company News
Transport companies engage with high levels of risk when it comes to their fleet and the safety of their workers. In NSW, it has become common-place to install driver-facing cameras in vehicles as a way of managing and mitigating risk.…

Can a truck driver bring their partner and family on the road?

September 3, 2020 in Company News
Being a truck driver can be a lonely business. Depending on your work and route, you may be away from your family for days or weeks at a time. Even if you rent a truck for a small gig, you…

B-Double or semi-trailer? Refresh your truck and trailer knowledge

August 11, 2020 in Handy Guides
We all know that without trucks, Australia stops. But most people on the roads don’t know their B-Doubles from their semi-trailers. In this article we’re reviewing the most common heavy vehicles and trailers on Aussie roads. Why? It never hurts…

How to prevent driver fatigue in the real world

August 11, 2020 in Handy Guides
Have you ever driven somewhere and can’t remember how you got there? It’s a classic sign of driver fatigue, a state of mind that makes you 4.5 times more likely to crash than other drivers. In this article, we’ll look…