It’s No Longer About The Driver

As of next year, when looking at chain of responsibility (CoR), it’s no longer about the driver. CoR has been realigned to look at the business practices of the parties in the chain. If a driver is sitting at a distribution centre (DC) for four hours and there is a loading problem, the investigation will look at the loading practices of the DC.   The obligation is about each party in the chain, they have to ensure the safety of...

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See It, Mention It and Record It

Next year, small fleets will have to ‘see it, mention it and record it’ if they want to avoid being the scapegoat in Chain of Responsibility (CoR) cases. They need to be prepared and well informed. Diesel News finds out what they need to know, in our Owner Driver’s Guide to CoR.   When the new CoR rules come into force in July 2018, it marks a step-change in the way the regulators will look at who is responsible, if and when...

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Changes to Chain of Responsibility

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is trying to get information out about next year’s changes to chain of responsibility legislation to each component in the chain, including drivers, owner-drivers and small operators subcontracting to the bigger operators. In the first of a two-part guide, Diesel went along to a session to find out more.   Talking to a room full of small operators at a freight facility, Kym...

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Getting It Right

In the lead-up to the introduction of new Chain of Responsibility (CoR) obligations in July next year, the trucking industry needs to be sure it is getting it right. Diesel News runs through the basics, which operators need to be sure of going into operation on a daily basis. Talking to a room full of small operators at a freight facility, Kym Farquharson-Jones, Senior Advisor – Chain of Responsibility, National Heavy Vehicle...

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Passing the Buck

In the past, the chain of responsibility (CoR) has been seen as a way for big operators to pass the buck. Now, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is trying to get information out about next year’s changes to CoR legislation to each component in the chain, including drivers, owner-drivers and small operators subcontracting to the bigger operators. In the first of a two-part guide, Diesel News went along to a session to find...

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Routes Opening to PBS, Start Date for New Laws, Fatigue Exemption and RFNSW on Safety, CoR

This week in Diesel News, Routes Opening to PBS, Start Date for New Laws, Fatigue Exemption and RFNSW on Safety and CoR.   PBS port access improves   The New South Wales road network is now open for Performance Based Standards (PBS) Level 2B container operators to apply for access permits to transport containers in and out of Port Botany. The latest access expansions follows a decision in Victoria to widen access to the...

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