February 2020

Published a story 20th Feb 2020 3:18 PM

HE NEARLY died in the middle of the remote Australia, but truckie Brett “Slippery” Johnstone is gearing up to attempt a massive ride through our country’s desert once against to raise much needed funds for cancer.

Truckie to ride remote for cancer

HE NEARLY died in the middle of the remote Australia, but truckie Brett “Slippery” Johnstone is gearing up to attempt a massive ride through our country’s desert once against to raise much needed funds for cancer.

Published a story 17th Feb 2020 4:32 PM

WALKING circles around your truck in a barren, concrete environment like our rest areas or truck stops to help keep yourself healthy doesn’t really seem appealing, does it?

Heart attack victim says we need healthier facilities

WALKING circles around your truck in a barren, concrete environment like our rest areas or truck stops to help keep yourself healthy doesn’t really seem appealing, does it?

Published a story 17th Feb 2020 11:57 AM

WHAT could be so important that you would risk your life like this?

WATCH: Truckie shares terrifying 'brown pants' moment

WHAT could be so important that you would risk your life like this?

Published a story 14th Feb 2020 10:48 AM

NSW Police chief inspector Phil Brooks took to radio to clarify who indeed was in the wrong.

NSW Police boss says truck is in the right in viral video

NSW Police chief inspector Phil Brooks took to radio to clarify who indeed was in the wrong.

Published a story 12th Feb 2020 4:40 PM

THE outcome of the first massive truck blitz for 2020 was encouraging, but NSW Police chief inspector Phil Brooks said there was still more work to do.

Majority of truckies compliant in first major blitz for 2020

THE outcome of the first massive truck blitz for 2020 was encouraging, but NSW Police chief inspector Phil Brooks said there was still more work to do.

Published a story 7th Feb 2020 1:17 PM

THE coronavirus outbreak will affect the Australian road freight industry, one way or another, says Queensland Trucking Association boss Gary Mahon.

'Coronavirus will affect transport, one way or another'

THE coronavirus outbreak will affect the Australian road freight industry, one way or another, says Queensland Trucking Association boss Gary Mahon.

Published a story 6th Feb 2020 10:00 AM

The Truck Surf Hotel is a converted Mercedes Actros with a special system that allows the walls and the ceiling to expand, says the Truck Surf Hotel website.

What a truckin' good way to go on holidays

The Truck Surf Hotel is a converted Mercedes Actros with a special system that allows the walls and the ceiling to expand, says the Truck Surf Hotel website.

Published a story 4th Feb 2020 3:54 PM

MARCUS Grigsby was thrown right into the deep end at the tender age of 21 - driving a semi full of grain through the busy streets of Melbourne’s central business district.

Truckie strikes out on his own

MARCUS Grigsby was thrown right into the deep end at the tender age of 21 - driving a semi full of grain through the busy streets of Melbourne’s central business district.

Published a story 4th Feb 2020 2:16 PM

JUST having a licence isn’t enough to get by in the transport industry, but, thankfully a new program is giving first-timers the skills they need to succeed.

Rookies learn trucking skills

JUST having a licence isn’t enough to get by in the transport industry, but, thankfully a new program is giving first-timers the skills they need to succeed.

Published a story 3rd Feb 2020 10:45 AM

WA Senator Glenn Sterle hits the road to hear what’s troubling truckies in Brisbane.

Senate inquiry chair visits truck stop to hear drivers’ concerns

WA Senator Glenn Sterle hits the road to hear what’s troubling truckies in Brisbane.

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Kate has been with APN for almost two years, starting as a cadet at The Chronicle in November of 2010. She studied at Lowood State High School and the University of Queensland.