CoR Compliance Email Update – 16th December 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
SAFETY RECALL: Truck fire warning due to short circuit
The ACCC released a safety alert on Friday for its FH4 range sold between September 2012 and September 2016.
Industry veterans hope that drivers having to wait around for paperwork after unloading are captured by the upcoming chain of responsibility improvements.
Early results from a big survey of trucking operators and customers show 1 in 5 still don’t have adequate COR training for managers.
South Australia hits Back at NTC
South Australia has produced a stout defence of its divergences on the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) following National Transport Commission (NTC) comments in its reform monitoring report.
Study Finds Night time Delivery Benefit
The Stockholm study, which saw two trucks sanctioned to make deliveries in the previously prohibited period between 10 pm and 6 am, was conducted by the Integrated Transport Research Lab at Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).
Disqualified driver charged after Cahill Expressway truck rollover chaos
The 27-year-old driver who had previously been disqualified from driving until 2019, was later charged with drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, negligent driving, driver or rider state false name, fraudulently alter or use drivers licence and driver not keep work diary as required.
Toll Puts Hand up as record Fatality Fine is Imposed
Toll Group MD Brian Kruger has made a statement of contrition as his company accepts culpability in the death of a worker on one of its ships in May 2014.
Truck driver involved in Murray Bridge fatal accident knew what was happening in cabin: prosecution
The prosecution alleges Pillar’s claims that he had a coughing fit and blacked out were fabricated to escape responsibility for causing Ms Dowdell’s death.
SA truck boss appeals over jail sentence
Peter Francis Colbert, 57, was jailed for at least seven and a half years in October because he failed to repair the faulty brakes that led to the death of Robert Brimson in 2014.
Truckie to face court after veering onto wrong side of road
A Truck driver will face court after risking the lives of other road users while fatigued.
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