NSW Police Say Compliance Operations Having Positive Effects

The recent spate of road transport compliance blitzes targeting truck drivers and companies is likely to continue after NSW Police cited these operations as a contributing factor to the reduction in heavy vehicle deaths. The recent 48 hour Operation Northmore at 11 locations across the state involved more than 100 police officers and officers from […]

Industry led Calls to Increase Maximum Width of Trucks

The industry-led campaign to increase the maximum width for heavy vehicles in Australia is growing in popularity with the National Road Transport Association being the latest to add its voice to the cause. NatRoad recently took part in discussions with Government officials on proposals to increase the maximum width to 2550mm from 2500mm with refrigerated […]

Heavy Vehicle Drivers Urged to Prioritise Fatigue this Easter

As Easter approaches heavy vehicle drivers are being reminded to Focus on Fatigue as the roads get busy. Sal Petroccitto, NHVR CEO said the regulator would be launching a campaign with messages from real drivers passing on information and solutions to avoid the risks of driving fatigued. He said fatigue would be a major focus […]

The NHVR Made New Time-Saving Changes to its Portal Registration Module

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has made what it calls time-saving changes to its Portal Registration Module. In addition to helping save time, the new portal also features real-time access to vehicle registration information that can help meet industry requests for additional chain of responsibility (COR) support. The new portal brings together registration for […]

Speeding Driver Prompts Examination of Company

  After a truck driver was caught driving 150km/h with a defective vehicle on the Hume Motorway in Mittagong, NSW the transport company he worked for as a subcontractor has been subjected to an investigation. NSW Police issued further defects and infringements after a blitz of the transport company linked to the driver with NSW […]

Police Investigate Fatal Perth Truck Crash

A fatal crash in the Wheatbelt region in Perth is under investigation by police. The crash claimed the life of a truck driver from Ellenbrook when the Kenworth truck he was driving left the carriage way near Pearse Road and crashed into a tree. The truck was towing 2 semi-trailers at the time on Gunyidi-Wubin […]