heavy vehicle law reform; have we missed the mark?

Heavy Vehicle Law Reform, Have We Missed the Mark?

Earlier this year the National Transport Commission (NTC) released the long-awaited consultation regulatory impact statement (RIS) on heavy vehicle law reform, have we missed the mark? Looking at the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), has it hit to mark? Can we expect real change? Asks Mathew Munro, Executive Director Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association. Read more

talking about Covid-19

Talking About Covid-19

This video is part of a toolbox talk kit focused on vehicle, workplace and hand hygiene, wearing of face masks and mental health, which is part of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulators’s latest release of practical industry safety material to get the industry talking about Covid-19. Read more

going live across the nation

Going Live Across the Nation 

This week the Australian Trucking Association was going live across the nation as it held its first major Covid-safe event, known as ATA Live. The ATA team created a virtual event involving presentations, an episode of Q&A, an award ceremony and charity auction, which was live-streamed via an online broadcast to viewers across Australia and the world. Read more

analysing truck accident data

Analysing Truck Accident Data

The latest data about truck accidents around the country is going to be available yearly from now on aiding in the task of analysing truck accident data. Diesel talks to the report’s Author, Adam Gibson.  Read more

looking for 21st century rule

Looking for 21st Century Rules

A root and branch rewrite of the Heavy Vehicle National Law is taking place and after extensive consultation, the Regulatory Impact Statement released by the National Transport Commission sees the agency looking for 21st century rules to take the trucking industry forward.  Read more

truck related crash fatalities are down

Truck Related Crash Fatalities are Down

In this year of gloom and doom it’s good to see one optimistic set of figures appear, as the number of truck related crash fatalities are down for the year until June. The latest report from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) sees a significant fall in the number of deaths associated with accidents involving trucks. Read more

it is time to take responsibility for our actions

It is Time to Take Responsibility For Our Actions

The chain of responsibility (CoR) is not new, but it is time to take responsibility for our actions. According to the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association, it has evolved, but the basic concept is the same: any party in a position to control, influence or encourage on-road behaviours is identified and held accountable.  Read more

fighting over a trolley full of toilet rolls

Fighting Over a Trolley Full of Toilet Rolls

As the first UK COVID-19 deaths were reported, so panic buying ensued, so that video of the two Australian women fighting over a trolley full of toilet rolls was replicated all over the UK, and within days the supermarket shelves were stripped bare of anything you could eat or wipe your posterior with, reports Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers. 

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common sense change in road train rules in NSW

Common Sense Change in Road Train Rules in NSW

Changes to road train access conditions in NSW is claimed to be a significant advocacy win for the Livestock, Bulk and Rural Carriers Association (LBRCA), after successfully driving reform and getting a common sense change in road train rules in NSW from Transport for NSW. Read more