Truck friendly facebook site has lots of hints and tips

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 at 17:58
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Some good hints and tips
This one relates to the green reflectors on guide posts to advise of a upcoming safe place to pull over and let the line of trucks pass
Keep an eye out for them, it could save a live

https://www.facebook.com/truckfriendly.com.au/?__tn__=kCH-R&eid=ARDGUGx5zahOBivcnBhsiP26omz4BjQWmCx6_sNY1cl4t3MBSFPEgnEdQsXIQDyJuDT4GTC5wx6pROt7&hc_ref=ARSfMNXpY-em_Q6-Wd7iSkiI1B1E7vUDlMh7gCd6cqVzRo_xxCGI6fuAIkrrIvTRmIU&fref=nf
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Reply By: RMD - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 at 18:55

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 at 18:55
G'day Mark.
Wouldn't it be nice if registration Authorities included such advice with rego renewals to keep people relatively informed. Most vehicles on the road are registered I believe. Not everyone is on Faceache to find out and will continue not to know.
Many probably see the reflector but have no idea what for, I didn't know, now I have some idea and able to recognize the area.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 09:56

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 09:56
Yes I've been saying that for years, nice to include new road rules but in NSW, we only get a few glossy colour brochures on how to buy personalised number plates for up to $500 a year.
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Follow Up By: RMD - Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 10:17

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 10:17
Personalized plates are only for those with a PID. Personality Identity Disorder and as said, makes plenty cash for RTA.
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Follow Up By: Hoyks - Friday, Jun 26, 2020 at 17:27

Friday, Jun 26, 2020 at 17:27
Wouldn't it be nice if the authorities had a heavy vehicle handbook like they do with the road rules for learners?

I just got my HR licence and asked about such a thing so I could read up for the theory test bit.

Qld Transports advice: Do the online practice test a couple of times and learn the answers to the practice questions, you'll be right then for the knowledge test.

Trial, error and best guess.... I didn't use that approach for the practical component.
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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 at 19:47

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 at 19:47
I can't see what it wants to say because of this:



Mrs P is on FB and it didn't come to her, and she's a driver who tows a van.

My point is that fb is not the place to be disseminating public safety information. Something that pushes the info to EVERYONE, not just subscribers, is more appropriate.

Some kind of co-operation between State traffic authorities and a link up to licences and email addresses might be far more effective.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jim S1 - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 at 20:20

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 at 20:20
Click on the " Not Now" to get rid of it Frank.

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Follow Up By: Member - David M (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 at 20:29

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 at 20:29
Should be compulsory reading for all Grey Nomads and those that sit on 80kph Frank.
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 at 20:30

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 at 20:30
Yes, Jim, but that's not the point.

The info should go much further than to fb acolytes.

I presume the green markers are put there by state authorities.

Then the info about them should be broadcast by the driver licencing system in each state, each of which hold contact details for licence holders. Ie, it should go to the general motoring public, many of whom are not on fb.

I'm not on fb. I had no knowledge of this until it was drawn to my attention by this thread on ExplorOz, not by any disappearing thread on facebook. (Even though I'm not on fb I know they disappear because I hear Mrs P's daily frustration as she tries to find something she may have seen.)

Road safety info and regulatory changes should be broadcast directly by the regulator to licence holders' recorded personal addresses, electronic or paper, whatever, not via the incorrect presumption that all people are following a popular songster on one of many social media channels.

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Follow Up By: Members - Bow - Friday, Jun 26, 2020 at 08:07

Friday, Jun 26, 2020 at 08:07
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Reply By: old mate - Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 04:28

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 04:28
And who is the author or originator of said material? I had a look and all I saw was some thing about green markers on 1 QLD highway and some NSW highways and they didnt bother to mention which NSW highways.

Not very informative and look slike just another sticker for the back of somones van.

Didnt see any endorsemant by any trucking industry organistaion or state road safety authority.

Lee Kernaghan used it for a publicity grab. To me its just another facebook page, will be interesting to see how long it lasts. Mostly comments from keyboard experts. Just like any forum.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 05:51

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 05:51
When I started Linehaul driving towards the end of '09, I noticed blue reflectors on certain guide posts, on the Landsborough & Barkly H'ways. Eventually worked out they signified a rest stop or parking bay was just ahead.

Not sure what the difference is with both green & blue? Maybe the green is more environmentally friendly, & won't upset any travelling protesters, like a blue reflector might?

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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 09:35

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 09:35
3 then 2 then 1 every 2nd post apart gives just on 1km notice that a safe 'pull-up' area is coming up , No sharp drop-off or table drain ....?
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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Friday, Jun 26, 2020 at 16:36

Friday, Jun 26, 2020 at 16:36
In Melbourne, blue markers on the road or on guide posts indicate a fire hydrant or fire plug.

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 08:19

Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 08:19
Same up here In Qld, Macca.

The link shared by Banjo, below, explains the change from blue to green, a couple of years after the scheme started.

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Reply By: Member - nickb "boab" - Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 07:03

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 07:03
Thanks Mark for a handy Post
From what I can gather this is a Facebook page just like any other page/ site you must b on Facebook if you want to be involved... For those not on Facebook you don't need to go down the mainstream FB .. but some of these pages are helpful .
I have been on Facebook for some time and do not have any issues so far & follow Pages that I am interested in . Much the same as any forum etc .
When I Googled this it came up with a website with feedback & information about the site as well as a phone number. There also looks to be sponsors of the program or Facebook page .
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Reply By: Mikee5 - Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 07:19

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 07:19
My opinion is that the markers are for trucks and truck drivers know what they are. They probably don't want caravanners clogging up the only safe places to get a big rig off the road. Some things are best kept secret. For what it is worth I had figured out their meaning years ago.
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Follow Up By: axle - Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 08:19

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 08:19
That makes a lot of sense Mikee5. ,Imagine the frustration for a truckie trying to pull off the road .

A simple sign at the spot would be handy, ... Trucks or caravans you cant have both together!

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Follow Up By: RMD - Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 10:09

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 10:09
Mark C9 said they were for those towing caravans to know where they could Pull Over to let trucks pass!
Now you are saying they are for truckdrivers to know where to pull off the road. Can't have it both ways. It is either one or the other.

Pretty silly to have a sign at the spot as if you are travelling at almost any speed you can't suddenly retard the rig, caravan or truck, to be able to pull in there, prior warning is therefore far more sensible.
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Follow Up By: Mikee5 - Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 10:21

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 10:21
RMD, watch the video shared by DIGGZ, it is a heavy vehicle initiative!
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Follow Up By: ModSquad - Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 16:24

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 16:24
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Reply By: DiggZ - Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 09:45

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 09:45
A bit more info in a video.
https://www.nhvr.gov.au/about-us/safety-campaigns/green-reflectors
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Follow Up By: Mark C9 - Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 19:04

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 19:04
Thanks Diggz
For those who don’t use facebook (I'm sure there is someone somewhere) there is a website truckfriendly.com.au
The website seems to say that it is their system but its not
Huge thanks to Rod the truckie for thinking outside the square
EITHER WAY, IT WILL HELP BOTH TRUCKIES AND ANYONE TOWING ANYTHING
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Reply By: Banjo (WA) - Friday, Jun 26, 2020 at 08:25

Friday, Jun 26, 2020 at 08:25
Green road reflectors

This is not new.

It's been around since at least 2011, and the the linked item is from 2013.
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Follow Up By: Mark C9 - Friday, Jun 26, 2020 at 10:24

Friday, Jun 26, 2020 at 10:24
sorry to post old news but it was new to me

I wonder, did you do a post (pun intended) when it first came about?

I only learned to read in 2014 so i must have missed something that WA introduced as a state wide program - pity its not national
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Follow Up By: Banjo (WA) - Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 09:07

Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 09:07
Mark,

Not being political but this is about the only green initiative that I like the look of.

The link I gave is from Qld, not sure if it has been introduced to WA?

A good idea but I think most official pull off sites do have signs 1 kilometre out.
The 3 stage indicators would be better and produce less visual pollution too.
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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 09:45

Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 09:45
Yes Banjo, but much easier to miss small dots than a large sign.

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