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CoR Compliance Email Update – 5th February 2016

Welcome to your weekly CoR Compliance Email Update! This update 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

New Heavy Vehicle Safety Plan for Queensland

The Queensland government has unveiled its Heavy Vehicle Safety Action Plan 2016-18, detailing its focuses over the next two years to reduce heavy vehicle-related accidents.

NHVR Stands by Livestock Transport Fatigue Scheme

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has stood by the fatigue management scheme for livestock transporters in the wake of criticism from one of the country’s top fatigue experts.

ATA backs Senate Payment terms motion

The motion states that some of the bigger companies have been “unfairly” urging trucking operators to accept extended payment terms of up to 120 days, which could affect operators’ cash flow forcing them to compromise on their financial commitments such as, wages and lease payments, and maintenance of vehicles and equipment.

Removal of Paint Requirement for semi-trailers tipped to save $12.4m

Trucking operators will soon no longer need to paint the rear bumper of their semi-trailers white after the Federal Government announced it was scrapping the requirement.

US Truck regulator has dodgy operators in its sights

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has put forward a proposal  to update the system used to rate trucking companies, known as Safety Fitness Determination (SFD).

News updates

MOITS Apologises for Trucking Incident, as RMS inspects Fleet

The company whose truck caused parts of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to close after spilling its load has apologised to those affected, as authorities carry out a fleet inspection for evidence of defects.

TWU calls for CoR changes as Mona Vale driver trial opens

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for more accountability of transport operators and companies which hire them, as the trial for a truck driver facing charges relating to the deaths of two people in Mona Vale in 2013 opens.

Protesting Melbourne truck drivers bring Western Link to standstill and promise more gridlock to come

Truckies who brought traffic on the Western Link to a standstill in a pay dispute this morning warned of further gridlock next week.

Flipped truck full of Red Bull blocks Spencer and Flinders streets causing transport chaos

Fines for crashing into bridges should be more severe to ensure truck companies educate drivers about low clearance heights, the RACV says, as yet another smash brought the city to a standstill on Monday.

Notorious US bridge peels truck open like tuna can
A notorious US bridge with its own Facebook page has shown why it’s known as “the can opener” after a truck’s roof was peeled off with surgical precision while travelling underneath its low beam.

Weekly CoR implementation tip

Does your organisation have the Load Management Procedure?

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

The Load Risk Management Framework will contain the same set of stages.

  1. Identify risks will focus on those tasks and roles that have a potential impact on unsafe loading practices
  2. Assess risks will evaluate and prioritise each load-related risk.
  3. Treat risks will apply a range of control measures
  4. Monitor and review will ensure that the risks and controls are monitored on an on-going basis.

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