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

Fatigue Choices campaign

Fatigue Choices Campaign

“Through our Fatigue Choices campaign we have asked operators to come in and have a chat with our safety team,” says Andreas Blahous, National Heavy Vehicle Regulator Senior Specialist (Fatigue Management). “They know their businesses and drivers. We ask them to tell us what they think is going on and if there is anything which they want to do which they can’t do under the current rules. Then we can have a conversation about those risks and how they can manage those risks. Read more

Safety Initiative funding announced

Safety Initiative Funding Announced

Round Five of the Australian Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative funding announced this week will provide 26 projects, aimed at saving lives and reducing road trauma, with a share of the latest $5.9 million to be pledged to the initiative. 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

$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