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CoR Compliance Email Update – 23rd October 2015

Welcome to your weekly CoR Compliance Email Update! This Newsletter 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

Operation Hydra: Police launch crackdown on heavy vehicle safety standards

Police and road safety inspectors have launched Operation Hydra, targeting safety breaches such as mechanical defects, unsecured and over height loads, speed, fatigue, as well as drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Mixed Results for Transport Sector as Operation Hydra Continues

NSW Police and the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) have inspected 504 trucks, trailers and other vehicles since Operation Hydra began on October 19.

126 notices have been issued for defects relating to brakes, body and chassis, wheels and tyres, along with seven notices for breaches of weight and mass, and six directions to secure loads.

Pre-Approval for AB Triples in South Australia

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has welcomed the establishment of a dedicated road network for AB triple vehicles in South Australia.

RMS Targets Harvest Haulers and Grain Receivers

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has announced it will enforce vehicle mass limits across New South Wales during the peak harvest season, targeting heavy vehicle operators and grain receivers.

Work Safe Australia Helps Trucking Manage Risks of Diesel Exhaust Exposure

Safe Work Australia has released a new guide and accompanying video on the dangers of diesel exhaust fumes and steps that can be taken to protect employees.

Shearer Notes Complexities Behind Heavy Rigid Fatality Trend

As reported here yesterday, the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics quarterly bulletin on fatal heavy vehicle crashes showed fatal crashes involving heavy rigid trucks increased 5.3 per cent (compared to the same period a year earlier) over the three months to the end of June in 2013.

News updates

Road safety hearings open in Victoria

Hearings open today at the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal in Melbourne with drivers describing the pressures on them to meet unrealistic deadlines, to speed, driver for longer than is allowed, to overload their trucks and skip rest periods.

Truck carrying excavator smashes into tunnel roof on Parkes Way in Canberra

A truck carrying an excavator has smashed into a tunnel, causing part of the roof to collapse on Canberra’s Parkes Way.

Acton Tunnel crash truck did not have permit: Mick Gentleman

A truck carrying an excavator which smashed into the Acton Tunnel did not have a permit to be transporting the earthmoving equipment which ripped 60 metres off the tunnel’s ceiling, ACT roads minister Mick Gentleman said.

Driver cut from damaged truck after three-vehicle smash at Cecil Hills

A truckie has been cut from the cab of his vehicle after a three truck pile-up on Sydney’s M7 motorway in Cecil Hills, in the city’s west.

Man Killed in sickening head-on collision with truck at Drung

A man has been killed in a head-on crash in Victoria’s west, after a car veered into the path of a truck.

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have the Training and Competency Policy?

The Training and Competency Policy supports CoR as it ensures that employees with responsibilities under CoR have the skills and competencies necessary to meet their CoR responsibilities.

The key components of a Training and Competency Policy include:

  • a commitment to training across the organisation
  • a summary of the training and competency framework
  • a summary of key roles and responsibilities involved in the training and competency framework

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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