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CoR Compliance Email Update – 1st April 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

Access Guidelines Released

According to the NHVR, more than 400 local councils and six state and territory governments will now have access to the guidelines, designed to provide the information to enable them to better assess and apply conditions to permits for heavy vehicles.

Trucking Industry Calls for Licencing and Training Review

The Australian Trucking Association has called for a review of truck driver licence training and assessment in its evidence at today’s Aspects of Road Safety in Australia Senate inquiry.

Forget Just Delaying Rates, Kill the Tribunal: ALC

The body responsible for trying to impose minimum rates on owner-drivers must be put down, according to the Australian Logistics Council (ALC).

STUDY: Truck Drivers 500% More Likely to Crash with Sleep Apnoea

A new study out of the US has found truck drivers with untreated sleep apnoea are five times more likely to be involved in serious and preventable crashes.

Police crackdown on truckies modifying vehicles to exceed speed restrictions to beat budgets and deadlines

UNDER-pressure truckies are using hi-tech equipment to “hack” speed limiters, turning their vehicles into 40-tonne rockets barrelling through the Gold Coast at speeds of more than 120km/h.

News updates

Sub-par training and talk of industry shortcuts

The recent 457 visa debate lifted the lid on licenced truckies unable to reverse the required 60m for the MC licence or unhook trailers, in particular, the Sydney driver who got stuck before a bridge.

Albion Park truckie fined over bridge crash at Sussex Inlet

Tony Noel Johnston claimed he had swerved to avoid hitting a kangaroo carcass moments before losing control of the truck and hitting a side rail on the Tullarwalla Creek Bridge, 500 metres east of the Princes Highway, on the afternoon of August 1 last year.

‘Cowboy’ truckies ignoring height limits continue to create bedlam in Sydney

The NSW roads minister says “cowboy” truckies still aren’t getting the message when it comes to height limits, with five trucks getting stuck in major Sydney tunnels already this year, causing bedlam on the city’s roads.

Trucking company boss Peter Francis Colbert freed on bail ahead of retrial

It ordered he face a retrial after it found, by a majority, that his trial judge, Justice David Peek, was biased towards the prosecution case when summing up to the jury in June last year, resulting in an “unfair trial”.

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have a Chain of Responsibility Policy?

Does your organisation have the Risk Management Policy?

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). A standard risk management framework is adopted throughout the organisation and across all functions.

The key components of a Risk Management Policy include:

  • 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

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