fatigue forward into the future

Fatigue Forward into the Future 

There are no fatigue rules set in stone, as a review of the law around trucking is hoped to take managing fatigue forward into the future. Diesel looks at the issues around the new law, how it may be written and how it is likely to be enforced. Read more

coronavirus crackdown confusion

Coronavirus Crackdown Confusion (UPDATED)

Truck drivers crossing the border from Victoria into New South Wales are suffering from some coronavirus crackdown confusion (UPDATED) according to the Transport Workers’ Union. The union is demanding answers from the NSW Government as truck drivers are being issued with 14-day isolation notices as they plan to cross the border from Victoria into NSW. Read more

certainty when installing new safety technology

Certainty When Installing New Safety Technology

The newly announced Vehicle Safety and Environmental Technology Update Plan (SETUP) has outlined five work packages to give Australia’s heavy vehicle industry certainty when installing new safety technology. As part of the initiative he National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has released a blueprint to support manufacturers and operators to incorporate the latest safety technology into new and existing heavy vehicles. Read more

moving towards smarter compliance

Moving Towards Smarter Compliance

For a number of years Transport Certification Australia (TCA), which administers the IAP, has been moving towards smarter compliance trying to fill the middle ground between operators using prescriptive combinations with set mass limits and those spending large amounts on specifically designed trucks for particular tasks with expensive compliance assurance equipment. Read more

owner driver mental health

Action on Owner Driver Mental Health

This week has seen the announcement of an initiative to develop a program of action on owner driver mental health. OzHelp has received a grant under the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) Round 4 Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI).  Read more

highway hero honoured

Highway Hero Honoured

This week has seen another highway hero honoured as part of the Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian. A livestock transprter was commended for his quick thinking and selfless response in saving the life of a motorist trapped in an overturned vehicle. Read more

moving towards smarter compliance

Moving Towards Smarter Compliance

For a number of years Transport Certification Australia (TCA), which administers the IAP, has been moving towards smarter compliance trying to fill the middle ground between operators using prescriptive combinations with set mass limits and those spending large amounts on specifically designed trucks for particular tasks with expensive compliance assurance equipment. Read more

investment incentive has been extended

Investment Incentive has been Extended

Trucking businesses will be able to invest in safer equipment and support the industry’s suppliers now that the investment incentive has been extended by the government. The extension of the $150,000 instant asset write off was warmly welcomed by Ben Maguire, Australian Trucking Association CEO and Todd Hacking, Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia CEO. Read more