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CoR Compliance Email Update – 4th December 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

ATA Updates Advice on Truck And Dog Stability

Transport operators now have access to revised and updated technical advice on truck and dog combinations.

Container Weight Reforms to Have Haulage Impact

An international container weight reform aimed at the shipping industry primarily looks to be causing land haulage and wider international logistics industry concerns.

New fatigue training competencies

On 19 October 2015, the Australian Government released the new TLIF2010 Apply Fatigue Management Strategies and TLIF3063 Administer the implementation of fatigue management strategies units of competency.

Mass Import Management Scheme (MIMS)

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has updated the existing Mass Import Management Scheme (MIMS). The scheme now covers both the Port of Brisbane and the Port of Townsville.

News updates

Truck driver killed in Greenacre after lorry crashes into pole

A TRUCK driver was killed when he crashed into a pole severely crushing the cabin which burst into flames in southwest Sydney this morning.

Day of road carnage leaves Queensland’s toll 11 ahead of last year

Queensland’s road toll has soared ahead of the tally for the same time last year after a deadly 24 hours.

Truck driver fined for being on road too long without rest

Stanley Edward Venema Johnstone appeared before Maryborough Magistrates Court facing charges of operating a vehicle for longer than the maximum hours and failing to rest for the minimum time.

TWU gives evidence of dodgy ports practice at hearing

The Transport Workers’ Union said drivers are highlighting pay rates which do not cover the time or cost it takes to carry out work, increasing the pressure to speed, drive for long hours, skip breaks and overload their trucks.

Get your hand off it: Double demerits for mobile phones

Tougher rules will apply for mobile phone offences in New South Wales this Christmas. NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Troy Grant and Minister for Roads Duncan Gay have announced the new rules in a bid to get hands off phones and eyes back on the road.

Glenmar takes truck-permit fight to heavy vehicle regulator

Glenmar Fuels owner Glenn Hentschel has taken his fight against the Southern Downs Regional Council to the national heavy vehicle regulator.

Drugs found in major blitz on trucks in the area of the north-west rail link

Truck drivers working on the construction of Sydney’s north-west rail link have been caught driving under the influence of ice, speeding through school zones and operating overloaded vehicles.

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Sub-Policies?

The WHS Policy supports the CoR Policy as the CoR and Work Health and Safety functions work together to provide for the safety of employees and contractors.

The WHS Policy is supported by its Sub-Policies which ensure a safe and healthy working environment, they include:

  • Drugs and Alcohol Policy
  • Fatigue Management Policy
  • Speed Management Policy
  • Load Management Policy.

The Speed Management Policy sets out:

  • a commitment to providing a workplace that does not require, encourage or reward heavy vehicle driver speeding
  • a strategy to achieve this, for example, speed limiters and trip records
  • general responsibilities for the employer, managers and employees for speed management

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