Resistance to EWDs

In a show of resistance to EWDs, and in its submission to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, the Australian Trucking Association says it does not support the rollout of voluntary electronic work diaries as proposed.     “We do not support the NHVR’s draft EWD policy framework and standards, because the standards don’t meet the needs of the industry and they focus more on enforcement than achieving safety outcomes,” said...

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Trucking in the Twitterverse

Diesel News keeps an eye on trucking in the Twitterverse and brings you this week’s highlights. We have Tweets from the NHVR on the road, loading hay in the USA and another truck rollover in the news. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator was back out on the highway again in its charm offensive, communicating one-to-one with the truck driving community, this time in Goondiwindi: Plenty of good discussions with #truck industry...

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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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Is Roller Brake Testing Finally Sorted?

After a long drawn out process, the trucking industry can finally ask, is roller brake testing finally sorted? According to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, new roller brake testing procedures have commenced across Australia. This follows 18 months of testing and evaluation after it was found existing procedures were producing inconsistent results after national standards were brought in.     “The national brake testing...

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Regulatory Common Sense 

Drivers and operators have been looking for some regulatory common sense for a long time, but two initiatives this week create sensible solutions to long-term issues. One regards personal use allowances in the log book and the other reduces the requirement to do needless animal transfers on the road.     On the personal use front the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has approved a user-friendly exemption to allow drivers...

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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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