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
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
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
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
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
Diesel News has picked up stories about NSW Freight Plans, Women in Transport, Effluent Progress and Reform Report
A report by the National Transport Commission (NTC) monitors progress on national transport reform. The conclusion comes down to reckoning the reform is trending in the right direction. Read more
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
This week Diesel News is featuring stories about a Top Apprentice, Telematics, Payment Times and SA Access.
A survey into the trucking industry’s use of telematics shows 94 per cent of operators surveyed plan to invest heavily in hardware and technologies for their business in the next year. The figures come from the 2017 Telematics Benchmark Report: Australian Transport Edition survey published by Teletrac Navman. Read more
A pilot fitting regime may see turntables leading the way to reform and could become the basis for a new national modifications scheme. Modification code of practice Vehicle Standards Bulletin 6, or VSB6, has been undergoing a comprehensive review to bring it in line with current methodology and technology. Read more
In September, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) was concentrating on fatigue with Operation Wake-Up. It included officers from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and even Western Australia, plus three police agencies, working with NHVR to validate the National Camera Network and the National Information System. For the first time, officers could see the movement of trucks across the country. Read more