Support EWDs, With Reservations

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association has said it will support EWDs, with reservations as it currently stands. The ALRTA has announced its National Council has resolved to support the roll out of voluntary electronic work diaries (EWD).     The ALRTA points out it remains opposed to any mandatory application of EWDs, and considers that the problems are rooted in the underlying laws around fatigue,...

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NSW Freight Plans, Women in Transport, Effluent Progress and Reform Report

Diesel News has picked up stories about NSW Freight Plans, Women in Transport, Effluent Progress and Reform Report     A report by the National Transport Commission (NTC) monitors progress on national transport reform. The conclusion comes down to reckoning the reform is trending in the right direction.   “The report provides an independent assessment on how well the Transport Infrastructure Council’s nationally agreed...

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Who Does What?

People outside or new to the trucking industry often ask why there are so many industry associations and who does what. The answer can often be quite complex and the history of trucking’s relationship with governments, both state and federal, needs to illustrate where they all came from.   One of the issues we may be seeing at the moment is the associations themselves not being clear on their individual roles in the scheme of things...

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Customer Service, Hay Runs and HML Changes

This week the trucking industry is thinking about customer service, hay runs and HML changes, and it’s all in Diesel News.   Customer Service   Following the release of a research report on measuring infrastructure asset performance and customer satisfaction from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE), the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) is calling for the improvement of the customer...

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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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AFIA Winners, Reducing Red Tape, Fatigue Exemption, Biosecurity, NSW Bypass Funding

Read about AFIA Winners, Reducing Red Tape, Fatigue Exemption, Biosecurity and NSW Bypass Funding in this week’s Diesel News.   VTA announces 2017 AFIA winners     The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) announced the winners of the 2017 Australian Freight Industry Awards (AFIA) at the 28th AFIA event, held in Melbourne on 2 September. The ‘Personality of the Year’ Award was presented to Deakin University’s Dr...

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