Well Made, But Is It Well Targeted?

This latest information video from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is well made, but is it well targeted? There is a lot of information to get out there and a lot of stakeholders who need to get a handle on the new chain of responsibility rules, but how effective is this video and how much did it cost?   There are currently 145 people subscribed to the NHVR YouTube account and this information video has had 585 views....

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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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Highway Hero Honoured

There was another true highway hero honoured when the Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian Award was bestowed upon Darell Wilson, recognising his swift action to avoid a major accident on the M5 motorway.   Suez employee Darell was praised by the trucking community and general public earlier this year for his actions to avoid a bus full of school children pulling out in-front of his truck on one of Sydney’s busiest arterial roads...

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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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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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View of the Future

Brendan Richards outlined his view of the future at the Trucking Australia conference in Darwin. For generations, the trucking industry has managed and embraced change, but what is catching us all by surprise is the increasing pace of that change.   “Globalisation is a significant issue in the way it reacts with the economy. By 2050, it’s expected China will be the world’s largest economy. By 2025, the Asia-Pacific region will...

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