Accident leaves Victims Burnt beyond Recognition after Truck drops Steel Pipe on Highway

Accident leaves Victims Burnt beyond Recognition after Truck drops Steel Pipe on Highway

Two people were killed when a large pipe fell off the back of a truck in Queensland. The couple were travelling in a car which hit into the pipe on the Bruce Highway, causing their vehicle to ignite into flames, killing the two instantly.
Federal assistant infrastructure minister Jamie Briggs.

Positive Trends reported but TWU doubts Government Commitment

The Transport Workers Union is not too convinced that the government is committed to road safety despite a road trauma report which details positive trends in road safety.
Latest NTC Reform Implementation Monitoring Report Indicates Reforms Implemented

Latest NTC Reform Implementation Monitoring Report Indicates Reforms Implemented

The National Transport Commission (NTC) just released its Reform Implementation Monitoring Report, (which monitors the implementation of agreed transport reforms by the Commonwealth, states and territories), revealing that the national reform packages agreed upon between 1 July 2013 and 1 July 2014 have been implemented, either fully or partially.

NTC releases discussion paper seeking feedback on Chain of Responsibility (CoR) Duties

Those in the road freight industry will be interested to note that currently there is a review of the chain of responsibility duties underway. The review is a chance for the transport industry to voice their opinion of how the laws can be changed to better serve the industry and establish safer road behaviour.

NHVR Announces New Phase of Collaboration Between Industry and Government

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) Board has announced even more changes to its structure. The NHVR has revised its leadership structure according to its chief executive Sal Petroccitto.
New WorkCover App Allows Payments To Be Tracked

New WorkCover App Allows Compensation Claims To Be Tracked

WorkCover Queensland recently announced the release of an updated mobile app to help injured workers track their compensation claims.
Sydney Multi-Vehicle Crash injures Six

Driver Charged Following Sydney Multi-Vehicle Crash Injuring Six

The serious road crash that happened in Sydney last month has resulted in the driver of a truck being charged. The driver’s truck lost control, colliding with eight vehicles and resulting in the injury of six people.

Attention Drivers and Operators: What you need to know about getting a Special Driving Permit

Whether you need to know what getting a Special Purpose Vehicle permit entails, finding out if you need a B-Double permit or need to figure out if you require a Performance-Based Standards vehicle permit, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s website can provide all the information you need.
Authorities Crackdown on Trucking Industry in Lead-up to Christmas

Police Target NSW Level Crossings in Safety Crackdown

There are apparently 1400 public level crossings in New South Wales. Between 2001-2002 and 2013-2014 in the state there were a reported 188 collisions at level crossings involving trains and road vehicles. Due to this high incident rate, police in the state have decided to embark on a level crossings safety campaign.

Transport in Top Three High Risk Industries

Career drivers are amongst the most at risk it seems according to the latest statistics, highlighting the importance of compliance to chain of responsibility.