access issues which have dogged the trucking industry

Access Issues Which have Dogged the Trucking Industry

In its call for submissions during the consultation period on access issues, as part of the process in rewriting the Heavy Vehicle National Law, the National Transport Commission clearly identified the access issues which have dogged the trucking industry for the past 20 years.  Read more

access, access and access

Access, Access and Access

Ask any operator about three of the main issues which constrain productivity in their business and they will tell you what they are, access, access and access. Diesel News looks at access discussions past and present and whether we can expect any realistic change. Read more

your say on accreditation

Your Say on Accreditation

Now is the time to take the chance to have your say on accreditation. The whole subject of vehicle accreditation has been a fraught one in recent years and is likely to be that way until this long series of review processes work through the system. Read more

getting the law right

Getting the New Law Right

There is a process going on to reform the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) and the trucking industry is being asked to get involved in making sure they are getting the new law right. Some of the stakeholders presented their views at the NatRoad Conference. Read more

ploughing through fatigue issues

Ploughing Through Fatigue Issues

On the evidence of the latest release by the National Transport Commission, many in trucking could be ploughing through fatigue issues for some time if they want to influence the reformed Heavy Vehicle National Law. The second of eight issues papers has been released this week and amounts to 56 pages of dense data to plough through to grasp the NTC’s intentions.

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now is the time to have your say

Now is the Time to Have Your Say

With the launch of a new microsite by the National Transport Commission, now is the time to have your say about reform of the Heavy Vehicle National Law. The new microsite is designed to be conduit for feedback from stakeholders to the NTC.

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review of the Heavy Vehicle National Law

Review of the Heavy Vehicle National Law

One of Paul Retter, the former National Transport Commission CEO’s big projects was the review of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) and he discussed the implications of the results of that review coming up with a new and improved NHVL at the NatRoad Conference.

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PBS vehicles are more productive

PBS Vehicles are More Productive

It is a no brainer to say PBS vehicles are more productive than comparable conventionally designed vehicles, this is one of those facts which seems to get lost in the other arguments around the whole scheme. Overall, 7,000 vehicles have been approved.

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looking at fatigue in the real world

Fatigue in the Real World

It’s about time researchers started looking at fatigue in the real world. The whole subject has been one full of contention for a long time and some genuinely salient facts may help inform more rational debate. This is what the research at the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity is aimed at doing.

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we started off with a fantastic idea

We Started Off With a Fantastic Idea

With Performance Based Standards we started off with a fantastic idea. We Australians are very good at great ideas. Then came the part where drilling down to the details created the basic tenets of the scheme and how it would work. 

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