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CoR Compliance Email Update – 11th December 2015

Welcome to your weekly CoR Compliance Email Update! This update will help you to keep up to date with the Chain of Responsibility laws that govern the transport and logistics industry.

Industry and legislation updates

United States Takes up Chain of Responsibility Rules

Chain of responsibility like provisions has been introduced in the US, with the country’s transport authority mandating a new rule to protect truck drivers from unscrupulous parties in the supply chain.

Raid on Coles distribution centre uncovers truck defects and drug use

A police raid on a Coles distribution centre at Sydney’s Eastern Creek on Thursday has led to two drivers returning positive drug tests and 62 truck defect notices.

RMS wants cooperation, not prosecution on COR offences

New South Wales’ road transport authority has a reputation for hounding non-compliant trucking companies and clients, but the agency says it prefers working with offenders to rectify breaches instead of launching legal action.

RMS talks tough as coles fails again on Heavy Vehicle Compliance

New South Wales authorities will hold high-level talks with Coles executives to demand significant improvements to its operations after serious heavy vehicle breaches were again detected within the retailer’s distribution centre network.


Exporting firms and those supplying services to them will have to upgrade their weighing technology if it is not up to the new standard the federal government agreed to under the international Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) verified gross mass (VGM) agreement. Maritime safety watchdog says it will work with NHVR on any road freight impact

News updates

Truck Driver are the Best Auditors, Broadbent says

Trucking companies seeking an honest assessment of their operations need look no further than their drivers, the peak trucking representative group in New South Wales says.

Road Freight NSW welcomes RMS Licence move

State industry association warns out-of-state operators to arm drivers with relevant documentation if visiting with low loader dolly-low loader combinations.

Four months after fatal Sydney crash truckie charged

The truck driver was charged with a number of offences including dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning death, and drive with illicit substance in the blood.

Families left devastated by truck driver’s inattention

There were no winners, just tears and grief when Ricky Allan Bishop was jailed for causing a Bruce Hwy crash which killed Coast mother Kirsty Mae Field.

Traffic mayhem as truck hits bridge over Punt Rd

Punt rd has reopened after a truck sparked traffic chaos by ploughing into a railway bridge.

Call for truck road charge umpire

The Australian Trucking Association has called for an independent regulator to set road user charges in any move to a cost-based road pricing model.

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Sub-Policies?

The WHS Policy supports the CoR Policy as the CoR and Work health and safety functions work together to provide for the safety of employees and contractors.

The WHS Policy is supported by its Sub-Policies which ensure a safe and healthy working environment, they include:

  • Drugs and Alcohol Policy
  • Fatigue Management Policy
  • Speed Management Policy
  • Load Management Policy.

The Load Management Policy sets out:

  • a commitment to safe loading practices, including load restraint, and mass and dimension
  • a strategy to achieve this, for example, adhering to the Load Restraint Guide and regulations
  • general responsibilities for the employer, managers and employees for safe loading practices

If you have subscribed to our full access subscription, you have access to the full suite of CoR Framework templates consisting of 59 policies, procedures and tools that are ready to implement into your workplace. If you would like to upgrade your subscription, just call us on 1300 362 226.

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We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with your CoR compliance initiatives.

Kind regards,

Steven Asnicar

CoR Australia