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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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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Top Apprentice, Telematics, Payment Times and SA Access

This week Diesel News is featuring stories about a Top Apprentice, Telematics, Payment Times and SA Access.   A survey into the trucking industry’s use of telematics shows 94 per cent of operators surveyed plan to invest heavily in hardware and technologies for their business in the next year. The figures come from the 2017 Telematics Benchmark Report: Australian Transport Edition survey published by Teletrac Navman.  ...

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Turntables Leading the Way to Reform

A pilot fitting regime may see turntables leading the way to reform and could become the basis for a new national modifications scheme. Modification code of practice Vehicle Standards Bulletin 6, or VSB6, has been undergoing a comprehensive review to bring it in line with current methodology and technology.   VSB6 is prescribed by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) as the primary standard used by Approved Vehicle...

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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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