Month: April 2012

Chain of Responsibility Update: Truck Speed Limiters The Target Of NSW Crackdown

In the spotlight recently are truck operators who tamper with speed limiters on their trucks after a company in NSW was accused of doing just that. The company, Fred’s Interstate Transport was accused  of tampering with a truck’s limiter after the truck was clocked doing 130km per hour on a NSW Highway. The current speed …

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Chain of Responsibility Update: Can You Contract Out Responsibility? High Court View.

It’s long been said that you can’t contract out, or delegate responsibility, and certainly this saying has a good fair share of truth… Our responsibility as company owners is to take “every reasonable measure” regarding our safety obligations, and this principle forms the basis of the whole Chain of Responsibility legislation. SafetyCulture.com.au recently published an …

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Australia at “Watershed Point” for key infrastructure and freight facilities: New Report

A recent report issued by the COAG Reform Council (Coag Reform Council) has highlighted concerns about our capital cities’ ability to cope with predicted growth in freight needs for the future. Duncan Sheppard of the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) commented today: A review of Australia’s capital cities by the COAG Reform Council shows a concerning lack …

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