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

solving the effluent problem

Solving the Effluent Problem

There has been a lot of work put in to solving the effluent problem by developing roadside effluent disposal facilities where they are needed. There is also a code of practice being developed for the disposal of effluent from livestock trucks. 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

an employer body representing transport businesses

An Employer Body Representing Transport Businesses

The Western Roads Federation has been in existence for two years, coming into being after the WA Road Transport Association dissolved and there was no longer an employer body representing transport businesses. Craig Smith-Gander, Kwik Logistics owner, and three other transport operators put some money in to get it started and it made it a proprietary company in order to limit liabilities. Read more

a truck tsunami is coming

A Truck Tsunami is Coming

In this video it doesn’t look like a truck tsunami is coming, this truck looks quite lonely as the first freight vehicle to descend the Toowoomba Range on the newly opened Toowoomba Bypass. In the same week as this good news and low congestion story is doing the rounds, the Port of Brisbane is stirring up the anti-truck lobby with threats about a ‘truck tsunami’. Read more

review of Grain Harvest Management Schemes

Review of Grain Harvest Management Schemes

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has announced a review of Grain Harvest Management Schemes seeking feedback on existing Grain Harvest Management Schemes (GHMS), as well as exploring the possibility of a national Harvest Mass Management Scheme (HMMS). 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 better truck access outcomes

Getting Better Truck Access Outcomes

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is calling for changes with the aim of getting better truck access outcomes in its latest public submission. Assessing permits using consent parameters, rather than each individual vehicle should be the cornerstone to improving heavy vehicle access on Australian roads, according to an NHVR submission on access to the Heavy Vehicle National Law review (HVNL). Read more

publicity around the truck fire issue had an impact

Publicity Around the Truck Fire Issue Had an Impact

After a particularly worrying increase in non-impact fires in the National Truck Accident Research Centre 2013 survey results, a lot of publicity around the truck fire issue had an impact with many in the industry focusing on the issue. This resulted in improved numbers in the 2015 report results with a 20 per cent decrease in non-impact fires. Read more