The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is wanting to speak to trucking operators as part of a project to answer the question, how does fatigue technology work? The ground-breaking study into fatigue monitoring technology is seeking expressions of interest from transport companies and manufacturers to take part in the independently-run safety project.
As the world of road transport becomes more complex and new laws tighten up around compliance, compliance from the driver’s seat becomes more difficult. The truck driver is still the key component in any compliance strategy for a trucking operation.
This is a great idea, well executed, presenting the top ten tips, for people driving around trucks to be aware of. The top ten list comes from a survey conducted by Rod Hannifey, the perennial trucking advocate.
Transport Certification Australia (TCA) has announced the appointment of Stuart Ballingall as its new Executive General Manager (EGM), the new boss at TCA commences in the role on May 6.
The reception the latest truck accident figures received last week in the media is a timely reminder of how important it is to do the research and then use that research wisely in getting behaviour or policy change.
The new report from the National Truck Accident Research Centre (NTARC) reckons its survey shows truck fatalities are down. These new national figures show the number of fatalities involving trucks has dropped 14 per cent in 2 years with predictions we could see zero truck-involved fatalities from 2032.
Silverdale Sand and Soil’s Brendon Gilbert has received the recognition of the Australian Trucking Industry, being named as the latest highway hero honoured as a Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian for coming to the aid of a motorcyclist who had a medical episode on one of Sydney’s busiest corridors.
A Monash University study, done in partnership with Linfox and the Transport Workers Union, takes a more holistic approach, to identify opportunities to improve health and wellbeing amongst truck drivers, the study seeks to characterise the nature of injury and disease more broadly. The team are looking beyond road crashes and into things like mental health conditions, back pain and hearing loss which are all areas of major concern in truck drivers.Read more
In the wake of the Transport Industry Standards Forum convened by Senator Glenn Sterle at Parliament House in Canberra, it looks like legislated freight rates are on the cards, if a Labor Government is formed after the coming federal election.