CoR Compliance Services

CoR Compliance Email Update – 12th August 2016

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

NHVR Hints at fewer truck groundings

The national trucking regulator says its current roadworthiness survey could find that the Australian truck fleet is in better shape than many people think.

TCA’S Three-year Strategic Plan Released

Transport Certification Australia (TCA) has released its new three-year strategy document which responds to opportunities and challenges in the use of telematics and related intelligent technologies.

Livestock Transporters Lay Out the Issues

The topics identified include, effluent, establishing a national standard for low-volume road access, responding to the threat of the NSW General Carrier Contract Determination, improving driver and animal welfare and heavy vehicle charging.

Increasing volume restrictions a potential opportunity to increase freight productivity

Interested parties have been invited to help the National Transport Commission (NTC) determine whether there is an opportunity to lift freight productivity by increasing the permitted volume a heavy vehicle can carry to accommodate better low-density freight movements.

News updates

Suspended, Cancelled Drivers Caught in NSW Operation

Over the course of the operation, the police issued seven infringements for not wearing seat belts, two for speeding, and 14 for load restraint breaches, seven for defects, and three for parking offences.

Yarraville truck protest to block Williamstown Road and Francis Street

Around 100 residents gathered at a major thoroughfare in Melbourne’s north-west this morning to protest trucks using their streets. The group fears trucks will continue to use local streets to avoid tolls once the Western Distributor is built.

Greenfreight on notice after crashes, breaches

A WODONGA trucking company has been fined after a series of heavy vehicle crashes and continual log book breaches by a driver, including six “critical risk” breaches.

Truck spills hay across busy inner-Melbourne roadway

The Gippsland-bound truck rolled at 1:30am after hitting the Swan Street bridge in Richmond. The truck was carrying 42 tonnes of hay, which was scattered across the road. Crews worked for hours to clean up the scene.

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have the Speed Management Procedure?

The Speed Management Procedure sets out the processes and requirements of the Speed Risk Management Framework, key responsibilities, and supporting records, policies and procedures.

Does your Speed Management Procedure include:

  • the purpose and scope of the procedure
  • the stages of the Speed Risk Management Framework
  • a detailed explanation of the processes and requirements of each stage of the Speed Risk Management Framework
  • key roles and detailed responsibilities involved in the Speed Risk Management Framework
  • key records and reporting outputs of the Speed Risk Management Framework
  • requirements for regular monitoring, review and audit of the Speed Risk Management Framework

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