NTC SEEKS FEEDBACK ON CHAIN OF RESPONSIBILITY

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.
SA Minister Seeks Priority for National Heavy Safety Laws

SA Minister Seeks Priority for National Heavy Safety Laws

Chain of responsibility laws should incorporate roadworthiness of heavy vehicles, according to Minister Stephen Mullighan. The Minister wants trucks’ roadworthiness to form part of COR Laws to improve road safety following a number of incidents resulting from vehicles not being roadworthy.
Changes to Heavy Vehicle Inspection Regime to Improve Roadworthiness

Changes to Heavy Vehicle Inspection Regime to Improve Roadworthiness

The National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) was recently amended in an effort to improve road worthiness standards. Now the Federal infrastructure minister says that the new arrangements under the NHVAS will put the nation on the road to “risk-based assessment standards”.
NSW COR Enforcer Condemns Customers with Late Penalties in Contracts

NSW COR Enforcer Condemns Customers with Late Penalties in Contracts

RMS Compliance chief Paul Endycott has blasted companies who issue contracts to trucking operators with penalties for late deliveries.