CoR Compliance Email Update – 13th May 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 Reach Road Deal with Queensland Councils
Queensland’s peak local government association and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) have signed an agreement to improve the productivity and safety of the state’s road freight industry.
Truck Safety Blitzes Hit their Straps
NSW authorities report 1609 defects have been applied to trucks and trailers for issues such as braking, fuel and oil leaks, steering, and other mechanical issues.
Officers have also issued 888 infringements and 317 breaches for a range of licence, registration, fatigue, loading, and other offences.
NTC proposes stricter speeding enforcement and restrictions – submissions wanted
The NTC is seeking feedback on two potential amendments to the Heavy Vehicle National Law:
An evidentiary provision that deems a speed limiter non-compliant if a vehicle is detected travelling at or above 115 kilometres per hour, and;
A power to immediately ground heavy vehicles travelling 15 kilometres per hour or more over posted or default speed limits.
NHVR Simplifies Special Purpose Vehicle Permits
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) and state governments have made it easier for cranes and special-purpose vehicles to operate under a new National Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice announced today.
Smart truck scheme launched in NSW
According to the State Government, the Safety, Productivity & Environment Construction Transport Scheme (SPECTS) provides better productivity by trucks carrying up to 20 percent more product in return for meeting increased safety and environmental standards, as well as deliver its unprecedented urban infrastructure build.
Truck leaves trail of destruction in Parramatta after rolling, crashing into wall
A concrete truck has left a trail of destruction in Sydney suburb Parramatta, rolling and crashing into a wall after its driver lost control of the heavy duty vehicle.
Truck driver trapped after vehicle ploughs into Lorne house
A truck driver is believed to have deliberately swerved towards a house to avoid crashing into a busy intersection on the Great Ocean Road.
Volvo Launches Truck Safety Campaign
Truck drivers and companies are asked to become involved in Volvo Trucks’ global ‘Stop, Look, Wave’ pedestrian safety campaign for school kids.
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