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CoR Compliance Email Update – 1st July 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

New Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual Begins

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.

New NHVAS-Approved Auditors in action from today

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.

WA Auditor General Again Critiques Road Maintenance Regime

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.

NSW to spread GCCD Rules Across State

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 Boost for PBS Quad-Axle Semi’s

VicRoads has increased mass limits on Victorian roads for PBS quad-axle semi-trailers on Class 2 Victorian road freight network.

News updates

New NHVR video promotes PBS vehicles

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.

Operation Impact Shows Bad Minority Challenge Remains

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.

QLD Drug Driving Detection Rise

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.

Flaps fail to stop another truck from getting wedged under Montague Street bridge

Despite the installation of a huge new warning system, yet another truck has ploughed into the Montague Street bridge.

Truck sends cars flying: Parramatta Rd crash at Croydon

A semi-trailer has ploughed into nine vehicles on a major Sydney road, momentarily trapping one woman and causing major delays for drivers.

Man seriously hurt in four-car crash

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.

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have a Chain of Responsibility Policy?

It is important for every organisation that is part of the chain of responsibility, to have a clear, articulated commitment to chain of responsibility that provides clear direction for employees. This is best achieved through a specific CoR Policy.

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

  • a commitment statement to chain of responsibility legislation and responsibilities
  • a strategy to achieve this, for example, adopting a proactive risk management approach to CoR
  • an outline of the general responsibilities for each member of the chain of responsibility within the organisation

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