Owner Driver Guide To CoR

Many working in the trucking industry are looking for a comprehensive owner driver guide to CoR (Chain of Responsibility) legislation and the implication for individual operators. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has been running a series of seminars to get the message out there about the new rules.     Talking to a room full of small operators in the Truganina facility, Kym Farquharson-Jones, NHVR Senior Advisor – Chain...

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Each Component In The Chain

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is trying to get information out about changes to Chain of Responsibility legislation to each component in the chain, including drivers, owner-drivers and small operators subcontracting to the bigger operators.     A lot of the talking about the next-generation Chain of Responsibility (CoR) rules, which come into force in July, has been about the high corporate fines and possible...

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Relationships With Other Parties in the Chain

The practical impacts of the changes in the chain of responsibility rules, due to commence next year, are all about the relationships with other parties in the chain. It’s all about talking to them and working out how to make the activity safer.     Simple things like onboard mass monitoring can make sure the truck is not overloaded and can start the conversation. GPS tracking enables you to keep an eye on things. Toolbox...

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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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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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Changes to Chain of Responsibility

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is trying to get information out about next year’s changes to chain of responsibility legislation to each component in the chain, including drivers, owner-drivers and small operators subcontracting to the bigger operators. In the first of a two-part guide, Diesel went along to a session to find out more.   Talking to a room full of small operators at a freight facility, Kym...

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