Accreditation Review, EWDs, OBM and Wage Levels

In Diesel News this week, read about the NHVR Accreditation Review, EWDs, OBM and Wage Levels. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has commissioned an independent review into heavy-vehicle accreditation schemes to support improved road safety. “Heavy-vehicle accreditation schemes have proven benefits for road safety across a number of heavy-vehicle sectors, including trucks, cranes and buses,” said Sal Petroccitto, NHVR CEO....

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Epic Fail by the ATO, ACCC Involved in Road Tolls and National Harmonisation

This week has seen an Epic Fail by the ATO, ACCC Involved in Road Tolls and National Harmonisation coming onto the agenda in a real way.     According to the Australian Trucking Association (ATA), the epic size of the tax office’s failure to consult about its decision to slash employee truck driver travel expenses has got industry associations up in arms.   During the 2017–18 income year, the tax office will allow...

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Electronic Work Diaries Go Ahead

The brave new world of electronically recording driver rest and working hours is coming closer to reality with the latest announcement from Transport Certification Australia. The agency has announced work has now commenced on the implementation of Electronic Work Diaries (EWD) with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).     According to the TCA, EWD’s are a road transport safety reform providing for improved...

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Brave New World

The future of road transport is becoming more and more about the development of electronics and wireless communication. Recent news items in the including the introduction of electronic work diaries and the planned trial of driverless cars in Adelaide. Listen to ARRB’s Gerard Waldron on the subject.     Now, it’s the turn of the trucking industry in Victoria to get involved in a trial of the Co-operative...

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Next Step for Telematics

According to some in the trucking industry, a new initiative will take telematics in trucking to a new level. Isuzu says it backs Transport Certification Australia’s recent ‘Telematics Data Dictionary’, saying it should act as a catalyst for the uptake of information and communications technology within the Australian road transport industry.     The dictionary provides software developers and fleet managers with a common...

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On board mass for IAP in NSW

The requirement for on board mass measuring equipment (OBM) in the Intelligent Access Program (IAP) in NSW has been accepted by Transport Certification Australia (TCA).   “TCA has been informed by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) that some Performance Based Standards (PBS) ‘A-Double’ combinations and all Higher Mass Limits (HML) Quad Axle B Double combinations operating in New South Wales must have an OBM system linked to the...

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