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CoR Compliance Email Update – 28th August 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

We want fixed rates for Owner-Drivers by 2016: RSRT

Contractor drivers delivering freight to supermarkets or engaged in line haul work could be guaranteed minimum pay rates within months under a proposal from the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT).

LBCA Demands local Government Action on Livestock Loading.

The body representing livestock transporters in New South Wales is demanding greater action from local governments to help grow the state’s Livestock Loading Scheme (LLS)


NSW roads minister Duncan Gay says only the most compliant trucks and fleets will be able to contribute to the numerous infrastructure projects being undertaken across the state over the next few years.

High Level of Compliance for Trucking under Grain Harvest Scheme

A recently released review of the Grain Harvest Management Scheme (GHMS) from the October to December 2014 harvest period found only 1.5 per cent of deliveries to silos under the scheme exceeded allowable mass limits and were in the minor breach range.

NATROAD 2015: Trucking industry must Embrace Technology

The Australian trucking industry will be a hotbed of technology in the coming years and operators need to accept it, the National Transport Commission (NTC) says.

News updates

Trucking Firm Boss Guilty of Manslaughter over Bad Brakes

A 12-year jail sentence for a transport operator boss guilty of manslaughter represents a “scary” new benchmark in penalties for non-compliance, an industry consultant has warned.

Truck drivers and paramedics unite in protest over fatigue

Queensland-based truck drivers and Coffs Harbour-based paramedics have staged a joint rally, attempting to highlight the impact of fatigue upon their industries.

TWU welcomes move on safe rates for truck drivers

The draft decision is the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s first major ruling on payments and is a first step towards easing the pressure on drivers which leads to carnage on the roads. The draft order puts in place contract and auditing obligations on those at the top of supply chains.

Truck driver fined for failing to secure beer kegs in Smithfield

A truck driver has been fined $525 after failing to secure two pallets of beer kegs and colliding with a street sign in Smithfield.

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have a Training and Competency Policy?

The purpose of a Training and Competency Policy is to set out a commitment to providing training to all employees and contractors to ensure they have the skills and competencies necessary to perform their work safely.

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

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.

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