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

$8 million funding for improved truck access

$8 million Funding For Improved Truck Access

In a move which will see local councils carry out and manage engineering assessments of their bridges and culverts, the Strategic Local Government Asset Assessment Project will see up to $8 million funding for improved truck access. To begin with the project will include 12 councils nationwide in its pilot phase. Read more

one link doesn’t form a chain

One Link Doesn’t Form a Chain

The issues around safety are being examined for the livestock transport industry and feedback is being sought by Sal Petroccitto, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) CEO, who reckons one link doesn’t form a chain. Read more

looking for the gaps in safety systems

Looking for the Gaps in Safety Systems

A fully revamped safety assessment tool which can be used when looking for the gaps in safety systems for trucking operators is now available in the second coming of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulators’s Gap Assessment Tool. Read more

the chain of responsibility in action

The Chain of Responsibility in Action

After a long wait the trucking industry is able to see the chain of responsibility in action with the announcement of an enforceable undertaking by Laing O’Rourke. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator says it has accepted an enforceable undertaking (EU) from Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction (LORAC) that will see $249,500 contributed to chain of responsibility education. Read more

staying safe during the crisis

Staying Safe During the Crisis

Trucking operators need to remain vigilant about staying safe during the crisis and are being urged to ensure their operations remain safe as unprecedented demand puts pressure on freight supply chains. Read more

how much do we really care about safety?

How Much Do We Really Care About Safety?

The trucking industry is being asked for feedback, posing the question to the trucking industry generally, how much do we really care about safety? The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has released a survey into how the heavy vehicle industry and supply chain is tackling their safety responsibilities. Read more

a Happy Rational Christmas present

A Happy Rational Christmas Present

The latest publication from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator could turn out to be a Happy Rational Christmas present for the trucking industry if we engage with the proposals and ensure they are able to be implemented. Read more

effectiveness of reform

Effectiveness of Reform

This week has seen the release of the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report into National Transport Regulatory Reform, looking into the effectiveness of reform and where it should prioritise in the future.  Read more