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CoR Compliance Email Update – 30th 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 over, police acknowledge rogue element small

Operation Hydra, a joint operation between the NSW Police Force and the RMS, has concluded with just over 200 defect notices issued for what police say is non-compliant trucks.

New Truck Permit arrangements for Tasmania in 2016

Tasmania’s transition back to an oversize and over-mass permit system overseen by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) will begin from January 1 next year.

QVIAQ says Yes to Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia

The Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland (CVIAQ) will morph into a national body after its members backed the move during the group’s annual general meeting.

SA Owner-Driver Group backs TWU on Rates

A South Australian trucking group has joined those supporting changes to owner-driver remuneration, saying reform is needed to keep small businesses viable.

Bureau of Stats has new look at Heavy Road Freight Task

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released its first snapshot of road freight movements in 13 years.

News updates

M1 Motorway closed after truck crash spills 10 tonnes of canola

Emergency crews worked to clean up 10 tonnes of canola seed and 250L of diesel after two trucks collided on the M1 this morning, closing the motorway northbound.

Quick- thinking truck driver recognised with Highway Guardian Award.

A truck driver, Greg Camilleri’s quick-thinking action prevented a potentially catastrophic accident, and has earned him this year’s Highway Guardian Award.

Truck driver tries to force car onto median strip

A truck driver has been captured cutting off an Australian dashcam owner and forcing him to turn onto a median strip.

Police suspect driver fatigue to blame for truck smash

Police have suggested that driver fatigue may have been involved when a truck crossed onto the incorrect side of the Warrego Highway at North Ipswich on Wednesday, before slamming into another on-coming truck.

Acton tunnel: Truck would not have needed height permit ‘if everything went to plan’, company says

The trucking company involved in Tuesday’s Acton tunnel accident in Canberra has defended the truck’s lack of proper registration, saying it would not have needed a permit if everything went to plan.

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have the Code of Conduct Policy?

The Code of Conduct Policy supports CoR as it articulates the responsibility of employees for appropriate conduct (which includes meeting CoR responsibilities) and the disciplinary impacts of not meeting their responsibilities (breaching the code of conduct).

The key components of a Code of Conduct Policy include:

  • a summary of the core values that underpin the Code of Conduct;
  • an explanation of the behaviours required to embrace the core values;
  • a summary of key responsibilities for all employees;
  • an explanation of disciplinary action undertaken if the code of conduct is breached.

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