The Future, COR and Mental Health

In the news this week on Diesel News, we look at the future, COR and mental health, alongside inclusion for women.   How Australia’s transport system might work in the lead up to the year 2040 is shown in a series of snapshots which reveal the transformational impact of factors like automated vehicles, better real-time data and analytics, more riding sharing and changes in consumer preferences.     These scenarios are...

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Road Ahead for the NTC

A plan laying out the road ahead for the NTC (National Transport Commission) has been published this week. It includes the new NTC work program to tackle Australia’s biggest emerging transport challenges.   According to the NTC, the includes bolder and more strategic projects designed to identify and address the transport problems of the future. Paul Retter, NTC CEO, is quoted as saying there is little point waiting for transport...

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Dangerous Goods Code Changes

Proposed changes to the Dangerous Goods Code have been released by the National Transport Commission. The proposed improvements to the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail have been published in order to get feedback from the industry.     According to Paul Retter, NTC CEO, the proposed Code include changes to help align it with the latest UN recommendations (UN19), specific Australian...

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Fixing Road Charging for the Trucking Industry

The whole issue of fixing road charging for the trucking industry pays in rego, or some other form of tax, is again up for discussion. The National Transport Commission has a discussion paper out at the moment asking for submissions from stakeholders about the way the trucking industry pays for the wear and tear it creates on our road system.   Currently, the NTC asks governments what monies they spend each year on road repairs...

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Improving Road Charging

The National Transport Commission has released a discussion paper outlining possible options to improve the current method of setting heavy vehicle charges. The current method of assessing what registration charges and fuel levy rates should be has been widely criticised and the government has frozen charges for the past two years, in an admission it is flawed.     The NTC has been charged with investigating the options and...

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Future Fatigue Policy

The National Transport Commission is co-ordinating a project to pull in major data about the effect of fatigue in the trucking industry. The plan is to develop a national framework for collecting real-life operational data to better inform future fatigue policy.   The heavy vehicle fatigue data framework project is a major collaborative initiative between the NTC, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), the Alertness...

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