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CoR Compliance Email Update – 29th January 2016

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

NHVR Has it wrong on Fatigue Scheme, Williamson says

Fatigue expert Professor Ann Williamson has criticised the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) new fatigue management scheme for livestock transporters.

ATA Calls for new Sleep apnoea test approach

The group says the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) is “flawed” because it relies on drivers self-reporting their levels of sleepiness by answering a series of questions.

Owner-Drivers to Wear cost of Road tolls….For Now

The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) has left the door ajar to potentially requiring companies to reimburse owner-drivers for the cost of road tolls and loading fees.

TWU Shoots back at NATROAD over pay rates

NatRoad has come out swinging against the plan to fix pay rates for owner-drivers, but its claim that the decision will significantly increase the price of consumer goods has been dismissed as “rubbish”.

RMS AND NSW Police target Moits Fleet in First 2016 Operation

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Joint Heavy Vehicle Taskforce and NSW Police officers say they have detected four major defects in the Moits fleet.

News updates

Empty trucks increase accident risk

HEAVY vehicle drivers with an empty load are two-and-a-half times more likely to crash than those carrying freight. This finding comes from a Curtin-Monash Accident Research Centre study which also found WA drivers who had recently unloaded their freight had a significantly increased risk of crashing.

Police seek witnesses to fatal Gateway Bridge crash

Police are appealing for any witnesses to a two-vehicle traffic crash on the Gateway Bridge which claimed the life of a man in Eagle Farm on Wednesday afternoon.

Firm hit with defects after Sydney spill

The construction company responsible for spilling dirt across the Sydney Harbour Bridge has been slapped with an additional 28 road defects on its fleet.

Melbourne’s Bolte Bridge reopens after truck roll-over just before Monday’s peak hour

The Bolte Bridge in Melbourne has reopened after authorities removed a rolled-over truck that caused major peak hour traffic disruptions.

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have the Speed Management Procedure?

The Speed Management Procedure sets out the processes and requirements of the Speed Risk Management Framework, key responsibilities, and supporting records, policies and procedures.

The Speed Risk Management Framework will contain the same set of stages as the Risk Management Procedure.

Does your Speed Management Procedure include:

  • the purpose and scope of the procedure
  • the stages of the Speed Risk Management Framework
  • a detailed explanation of the processes and requirements of each stage of the Speed Risk Management Framework
  • key roles and detailed responsibilities involved in the Speed Risk Management Framework
  • key records and reporting outputs of the Speed Risk Management Framework
  • requirements for regular monitoring, review and audit of the Speed Risk Management Framework

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