CoR Compliance Email Update – 20th May 2016
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Industry and legislation updates
Fatal Truck Crash Rate Falls 80 percent
Authoritative new figures show the rate of fatal articulated truck crashes fell 80 percent between 1982 and 2015.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Trucking Association, Christopher Melham, released the new figures today. The figures were compiled by the Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) at the University of Adelaide from government statistics.
Container Shipping Initiative Challenges Long haul Road and Rail
Long the poor sister of Australian freight transport, shipping has thrown the gauntlet down to the long-haul road and rail with a development marrying international and coastal services.
The Alertness Safety and Productivity Cooperative Research Centre (Alertness CRC), in collaboration with the NTC, will conduct comparative research in laboratory and field environments. This research will scientifically evaluate the fatigue impact of current regulations in the context of operational work schedules and validate the accuracy of alertness monitoring technology.
Australian politicians urged to mandate stability control for trucks
Australia’s political parties should commit to mandating stability control for new model trucks and trailers by 2019 to improve industry safety, the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Trucking Association, Christopher Melham, said today.
29,740 trucks intercepted so far in Operation StateTrans
Traffic and Highway Patrol Command Officers working alongside Roads and Maritime Services officers have issued 2810 defect notices to trucks and trailers in the second week of Operation StateTrans.
Oakville Produce Fined over truck driver death
A potato farm located in Hillston, New South Wales, has been fined $187,500 after a truck driver died in a forklift accident at the farm in December 2013.
Oakville Produce was charged under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 for breach of duty for failing to have a traffic management plan and not offering a forklift adequate visibility at the site.
Barden Ridge: Woman killed after car, truck crash
A woman was killed when a truck and car collided in a horror smash this morning.
Truck crash closes Kwinana Freeway south of Perth
TWO men are lucky to be alive after a truck slammed into their broken down 4WD on Kwinana Freeway and burst into flames on Monday afternoon.
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