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CoR Compliance Email Update – 17th April 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 

Waste fleet blitz uncovers serious shortfalls

Good and bad news have attended a New South Wales safety and compliance operation on waste management trucks. 

Driver training a boon for Murphy Transport Solutions

Murphy Transport Solutions’ decision to put its workforce through accredited training is paying off for the company and its employees. 

Peak body urges heavy vehicle charges freeze

Australia’s road transport ministers should freeze the road user and registration charges paid by trucking operators in 2015-16, said the Chief Executive of the Australian Trucking Association, Christopher Melham. 

RSRT publishes minimum rate research

KPMG report offers new model for remunerating contract drivers.

Competition Policy Review Final Report

You are invited to provide feedback on the final recommendations for reforms that aim to strengthen the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and issues that concern small businesses.

National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) FAQs

The questions and responses have been identified through stakeholder engagement by the NHVR with industry, local government agencies and representatives. 

News updates

Oversize and Overmass trucks grounded at Daroobalgie

Traffic and Highway Patrol have grounded two oversize and overmass vehicles. The loads, consisting of heavy tractor tracks for mining machinery were found to be overmass by 30 tonnes on one truck and the other by 29.40 tonnes.

Victorian Government to consider 20 per cent increase to heavy vehicle loads in bid to boost freight productivity

The Victorian Government will consider allowing heavy vehicles to carry increased loads in an effort to boost freight productivity. 

Jump in number of truck drivers testing positive for ice concerns police

Victoria Police caught 156 heavy vehicle drivers operating while on drugs last year, a steep increase on the 2013 figure of 86 drivers detected under the influence. 

In-vehicle cameras help Toll manage driver fatigue

In-vehicle cameras that detect a truck driver’s eyelid movements are helping Toll Mining Services manage fatigue in its workforce. 

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have a Risk Management Policy?

The purpose of a Risk Management Policy is to articulate the risk management philosophy of the organisation.

Use the checklist below as a guide to develop or validate your Risk Management Policy:

  • a commitment to effective risk management
  • a summary of the Risk Management Framework adopted throughout the organisation
  • a summary of key roles and responsibilities involved in the Risk Management Framework

The Risk Management Policy supports CoR as it actively identifies, assesses, controls and monitors a variety of risks across an organisation (including those specifically related to CoR such as fatigue, speed, load restraint and mass and dimension).

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