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Industry and legislation updates
Those driving or operating machinery continue to face the most risky conditions, Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures for 2013-14 show.
Many trucking operators still have to wait weeks for heavy vehicle access applications to be approved, due in large part to state and local governments.
Main Roads will have the power to charge tolls for heavy transport vehicles operating on “prescribed roads” under new legislation introduced to WA Parliament.
A truck driver was put through the legal wringer after freight fell from a rig he was driving and killed a woman, while the company responsible for loading the vehicle received a small fine.
The transport and logistics sector has reacted with anger at state and federal governments on the heavy vehicle charging issue following last week’s Transport and Infrastructure Council meeting.
Police say just after 3:00 am (ADST), two Air Express trucks were travelling south from Brisbane to Sydney when one ran into the back of the other at Jones Island, about 10 kilometres north of Taree.
A truck driver has been charged over a head-on collision with a car that claimed the life of a young mother and injured her 11-month-old baby near Geraldton, about 400 kilometres north of Perth.
Sydney motorists faced a horror commute yesterday morning with truck crashes in the west and north of the city causing massive delays.
At about 11am today, a Raven’s Towing truck pulled into the service station attached to the Mann River Caravan park when its tyre blew, causing the truck to catch fire.
After investigations police have charged the 42-year-old driver for alleged dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning death and drive with illicit substance in blood.
IT WAS a close call for two truck drivers after a head-on collision on the Cunningham Hwy at Thane, about 35kms west of Warwick, on Saturday night.
Police say the B-Double was travelling north along the M1 Pacific Highway at 11.25pm on Wednesday when it ran over an embankment, sending diesel fuel spilling onto the roadway.
The truck rolled on the Princes Highway between Pirron Yallock and Camperdown about midnight on Monday, spilling cows onto the highway.
MOTORISTS were stranded on the Toowoomba Range for more than three hours as emergency services cleared an oil spill.
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- an expression of the organisation’s commitment, objectives and intentions for work health and safety;
- a set of general guidelines for work health and safety, such as a work health and safety management system;
- acceptance of primary responsibility for the health and safety function by senior management;
- the role of health and safety representatives and health and safety committees and an expression of support for these roles;
- An outline of the general responsibilities for the employer, managers, employees, contractors and visitors.
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