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
The roll out of the National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual across Victoria and Queensland will improve vehicle standards compliance and help reduce vehicle downtime, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) says.
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is hopeful its revised registration criteria for auditors will standardise the way audits are conducted and improve their quality.
Western Australia’s Auditor-General, Colin Murphy, has confirmed road maintenance concerns buried in the state’s Budget papers – that crucial freight infrastructure is reaching or past its use-by date.
The commission has now expanded the scope of the GCCD to include all contracts of carriage within the state – a significant move from what until now affected owner-drivers operating within the County of Cumberland (Sydney metropolitan area) or those operating within 50km from the owner-driver’s home base.
VicRoads has increased mass limits on Victorian roads for PBS quad-axle semi-trailers on Class 2 Victorian road freight network.
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has launched a new video to improve the efficiency and safety of the commercial road transport industry through the use of Performance-Based Standards approved vehicles.
At Pine Creek Safety Station, officers stopped a tip truck and found both rear drive axle cover plates to be missing, exposing the hub and wheel bearings and allowing oil to leak onto the road, police say.
There are about 340 more officers trained in taking drug swabs than two years ago and this saw the numbers of general driver drug tests rise from about 20,000 to 40,000. The result for trucks is a jump from 97 detections in 2014 to 195 last year.
Despite the installation of a huge new warning system, yet another truck has ploughed into the Montague Street bridge.
A semi-trailer has ploughed into nine vehicles on a major Sydney road, momentarily trapping one woman and causing major delays for drivers.
ALL southbound lanes of the Pacific Motorway were closed after a multi-vehicle crash at Robina involving a truck and several cars this afternoon, causing huge delays for drivers.
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