Brett Wright Retires, Victoria Extends Length Allowance, TruckSafe on Infrastructure Projects and Road Building in the Territory

This week in Diesel News, it’s all happening. Brett Wright Retires, Victoria Extends Length Allowance, TruckSafe on Infrastructure Projects and Road Building in the Territory.   Heavy Vehicle Industry Association (HVIA) CEO, Brett Wright, has announced his impending retirement from his current role.   “It is with many great memories, fondness and pride that I announce my leaving HVIA,” said Wright. “I have been privileged,...

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New Board Members for TruckSafe

The changes to the board of TruckSafe, announced this week, will see three new faces involved in the management of the TruckSafe accreditation scheme. The TruckSafe accreditation program welcomed three industry leaders to its Board at its recent meeting in Goulburn. Stephen Marley will continue as TruckSafe Chair.   “Safe vehicles, comprehensive management systems and effective driver training are essential to run a safe,...

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Setting The Standard

We have a arrived at a fortunate moment in the development of a truly responsible trucking industry. There is an opportunity to make a real difference and change the paradigm in the way road transport is run and policed. Get it wrong and we will return to the dark ages, get it right and there can be some real gains.   The situation at the moment sees the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator with enough credibility with the Transport...

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What Have We Learned from the RSRT?

There was a great deal of relief late on Monday, when the formal abolition of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal was confirmed. A lot of hard work and insistent lobbying got rid of the RSRT and its Orders, aided by a Coalition Government looking for a stick to beat Labor with.   Okay, you can take a few days off to recover, but the job is not done. We need to get back out there and continue to campaign, to get some genuine...

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New members for TruckSafe

Another four operators have been announced as members for the TruckSafe accreditation program. TruckSafe says it is proud to welcome CBG Transport (NSW), Transedel (VIC), Simpsons Fuel (VIC) and Lillyvale Livestock Carriers (QLD) as its newest members.     CBG Transport is a local family owned Newcastle business running two trucks, with plans to add a third one in the coming months. Specialising in local liquor deliveries...

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New members for Trucksafe board

TruckSafe has appointed Ferdie Kroon and Graham Emery as the newest members of its Board of Management.   Ferdie Kroon is the Risk and Compliance Manager for De Bruyn’s Transport in Tasmania. In addition to TruckSafe, De Bruyn’s has implemented an award-winning all-of-workforce staff development program to build a strong safety culture within its business.   “I’m honoured to be appointed to this position, and look forward to...

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