Regulatory Common Sense 

Drivers and operators have been looking for some regulatory common sense for a long time, but two initiatives this week create sensible solutions to long-term issues. One regards personal use allowances in the log book and the other reduces the requirement to do needless animal transfers on the road. Read more

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Each Component In The Chain

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is trying to get information out about changes to Chain of Responsibility legislation to each component in the chain, including drivers, owner-drivers and small operators subcontracting to the bigger operators. Read more

Preventative Maintenance is Vital

Correct Fitting of a Fifth Wheel

In Victoria, the demand for Approved Vehicle Examiners (AVEs) able to sign off on the correct fitting of a fifth wheel has been an issue. To get a fifth wheel certified, it has to be in a dealership and the AVE signatory needs to attend. This has worked okay in metro areas, but there were major issues outside of big cities. These limitations led to unnecessary periods of vehicle downtime. Read more

Driving PBS Forward

Driving PBS Forward

It has been a long and harrowing ride for some of those involved, the process of driving PBS forward looks like it has finally gained some real traction. When the whole idea of Performance Based Standards was first mooted in the 1990s, it was touted as the ultimate solution for many of the problems of the Australian trucking industry. Read more

National PBS Fleet Report

National PBS Fleet Report

By Diesel Magazine sister publication, Prime Mover magazine.

There has been a distinct shift in sentiment surrounding the high productivity Performance-Based Standards scheme since its introduction 10 years ago, as innovative design becomes the norm. Read more

Relationships With Other Parties in the Chain

Relationships With Other Parties in the Chain

The practical impacts of the changes in the chain of responsibility rules, due to commence next year, are all about the relationships with other parties in the chain. It’s all about talking to them and working out how to make the activity safer. Read more

EWDs Are Coming

The latest move by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator mean EWDs are coming. The minimum performance based standards for an Electronic Work Diary which the NHVR will pass as compliant have been released. Read more

Well Made, But Is It Well Targeted?

This latest information video from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is well made, but is it well targeted? There is a lot of information to get out there and a lot of stakeholders who need to get a handle on the new chain of responsibility rules, but how effective is this video and how much did it cost? Read more

See It, Mention It and Record It

Next year, small fleets will have to ‘see it, mention it and record it’ if they want to avoid being the scapegoat in Chain of Responsibility (CoR) cases. They need to be prepared and well informed. Diesel News finds out what they need to know, in our Owner Driver’s Guide to CoR. Read more