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Industry and legislation updates
In a precedent-setting case an importer and two directors have been fined for breaching chain of responsibility on load restraint over a truck crash which killed a motorist.
Already smarting from reaction to Perth Freight Link (PFL) proposals, the Western Australian government has now come under fire on proposed roads legislation reform.
Union says the Australian Logistics Council needs to stop opposing the RSRT. The Australian Logistics Council’s (ALC) championing of measures including operator licensing and snub of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) has gained a willing rejoinder from the Transport Workers Union (TWU).
The rate of road deaths involving heavy rigid trucks across Australia may be easing, according to new statistics.
The chairman of a transport industry safety group is urging heavy vehicle drivers to be aware of other road users and the dangers of driving for long hours on regional roads in Western Australia.
West Australian Transport Minister Dean Nalder says he stands by the intent of new legislation which will give authorities sweeping powers, but admits it faces fine-tuning amid widespread concerns.
The Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme will be the main topic of discussion today as Kununurra hosts the second-of-three cattle transport round table discussions concerning supply chain efficiency.
Truck crash upshot: quick fix to Acton tunnel $260,000 before repairs begin
Roads ACT spent $260,000 on emergency works to the Acton tunnel after a truck crashed into it last month. The figure, provided to the ACT Insurance Authority, does not include the cost of future repairs.
Doctors are lobbying the Northern Territory Government to eliminate open speed limits because they believe they send the wrong signal to drivers.
Three pensioners on an interstate holiday died in what authorities called a horrific crash no-one should ever have to witness.
An accident involving two trucks is causing significant traffic delays on Mount Ousley. Two of three northbound lanes on the M1 Princes Motorway have been closed after the accident, which happened about 8.50am on Wednesday.
Import container volumes are down and margins are tighter than ever, says one of the West’s oldest wharf carriers
Weekly CoR implementation tip
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- Drugs and Alcohol Policy
- Fatigue Management Policy
- Speed Management Policy
- Load Management Policy.
The Drugs and Alcohol Policy sets out:
- a commitment to providing a workplace that is free from risks arising from the misuse or influence of drugs and alcohol and where all workers are in a fit state to perform their work
- a strategy to achieve this, for example, acceptable blood alcohol content and testing requirements
- general responsibilities for the employer, managers and employees to ensure employees are fit for work
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