Month: June 2012

Police Operations Reveal1300 Truckie Offences

The month of May was dedicated to the operation Austrans which stopped truckies across Australia in a coordinated effort to stamp out offenders. The aftermath of the operation revealed 1300 offences in South Australia alone, with incidents ranging from drug use to speed limiter tampering. Adelaidenow.com.au reported on the operations results: A POLICE operation targeting …

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Spate of Truck Incidents prompt Politicians Call for Action

Yet another incident involving a speeding truck driver has occurred along the highway at Bookham. This incident was made worse because the driver was in possession of a stash of narcotics.  To add fuel to the fire, the number plate of the vehicle was also tampered with in an attempt to obscure the letters and …

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COR Update: Managing Fatigue in the Transport Industry

Even though many drivers try to fight through it, being tired on the road is extremely dangerous. The consequences of fatigued driving are multiplied when commercial truck drivers stay behind the wheel when they should instead be taking a break. Trucks will cause even more damage and injury than ordinary vehicles so truck drivers have …

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Origin, first to be licensed under new Logistics Safety Code of Practice

Origin has taken the lead in an initiative to keep Queensland’s roads safe. CSG Logistics Safety Code of Practice has just been launched in readiness for the expected increased heavy vehicle traffic as the four major CSG to LNG projects begin. Origin has vowed that it is committed to ensuring that every heavy vehicle movement …

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Truck Driver Shortage a Threat to Mining Industry

Freight has been identified as an impending threat to the progress of the mining industry in Perth due to the shortage of skilled truck drivers.  In addition transport operators say they are finding it difficult to get their hands on the equipment needed for the job. Contractors are feeling the increase in demand for equipment …

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Chain of Responsibility Alert: Speeding Truckers Fined

The police have not lightened their attitude toward speeding truckies, following two separate incidents. The incident involved defective vehicles having exceeded the speed limit by over 20km/hour, occurred within minutes of each other. The pressure put on truck drivers by the industry in order to meet deadlines has been blamed for the attitude of drivers …

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Press Release: Chain Of Responsibility Online Partners With Origin for CSG Logistics Safety Code of Practice License.

Urban E-Learning, the parent company of Chain of Responsibility Online, is proud to announce its partnership with the companies involved in the Australia Pacific LNG project, which include Origin, Santos, and Arrow Energy. Today in a Press Release issued jointly by the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) and Origin, the parties announced a new “CSG Logisitics …

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Chain of Responsibility Update: Attention Truck Drivers! More Speed Cameras for NSW

A possible solution to the problem of speeding in NSW is the proposed introduction of more speed cameras, which authorities hope will deter motorists from exceeding speed limits along major highways. The recent incident involving a truck, which was caught travelling 30km per hour over the speed limit, is one of the many cases involving …

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The Fortnightly CoR News Wrap-Up: Have you heard about the new CSG Logistics Code of Practice?

Origin, on behalf of the Australia Pacific LNG Project, are the first company to be licensed under the new Code of Practice for CSG Logistics Safety. Chain of Responsibility Online is proud to be a key contributing partner in the new Code of Practice, which utilises online Chain of Responsibility training to help manage driver …

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Chain of Responsibility Update: More COR and Drug Offences picked up by Austrans

The recent Austrans Operations undertaken by authorities and police in Victoria have revealed a variety of offences by truck drivers. The crackdown began as vehicle inspectors along the Monaro Highway began pulling over trucks last month. The operation which has run annually since 1989 involves a range of road, transport and safety authorities throughout Australia …

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