Operation Wake Up

In September, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) was concentrating on fatigue with Operation Wake-Up. It included officers from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and even Western Australia, plus three police agencies, working with NHVR to validate the National Camera Network and the National Information System. For the first time, officers could see the movement of trucks...

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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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NHVR Roadside Enforcement

With South Australia now having NHVR roadside enforcement, to be closely followed by Tasmania, the picture of regulation of trucking in Australia is rapidly changing. More surprising, has been the decision by NSW’s Roads and Maritime Services to transition across to an National Heavy Vehicle Regulator-run enforcement arm.     “About ninety per cent of what South Australia does is now with us, “ explains Sal Petroccitto, NHVR...

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Getting It Right

In the lead-up to the introduction of new Chain of Responsibility (CoR) obligations in July next year, the trucking industry needs to be sure it is getting it right. Diesel News runs through the basics, which operators need to be sure of going into operation on a daily basis. Talking to a room full of small operators at a freight facility, Kym Farquharson-Jones, Senior Advisor – Chain of Responsibility, National Heavy Vehicle...

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NSW Independence, Overcharging and Freight Restrictions

This week the news has included NSW Independence, Overcharging and Freight Restrictions, as well as a revamped Access Portal, all here in Diesel News. Road Freight NSW has announced it will become an independent organisation from January 1 2018. It is currently a subsidiary of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA), after beginning as ATA NSW in 2007.   Road Freight NSW says it will now work independently to campaign on policies...

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Progress on the Project

Diesel News is looking at progress on the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator project, which is destined to take a long time to reach fruition.   The trucking industry has had to wait a long time to see even the glimmer of a rational national regulatory system for heavy vehicles across the country. The many years of competing state legislation creating nightmares for interstate operators and filling the revenue coffers with...

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