Month: October 2012

Who is Responsible for Heavy Vehicle Incidents

According to Chain of Responsibility legislature truck drivers are not solely responsible for road freight safety, although they are the ones often blamed. All members of the chain from consignors to drivers have a part to play in keeping chain of responsibility laws. The Consignor or dispatcher is responsible for dispatching goods for delivery and …

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Unroadworthy Vehicles Targeted in Victoria

Source : Carol329 Victorian roads authorities have begun an operation to target heavy vehicle roadworthiness in Vic. The name of the operation isTrishula and is aimed at ensuring the safety of state roads with attention being given to heavy vehicles in particular. The high number of unroadworthy heavy vehicles in the state is what prompted …

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Queensland Crackdown on heavy vehicle problems

Queensland on “Wake-Up Call” operation Bad news for rogue operators, Queensland road authorities have announced a blitz on heavy vehicles on its roads as part of the ongoing “Wake-Up Call” operation, as it has been code named. The crackdown will include random inspections which the transport industry should be prepared for. They will be targeting fatigue …

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Speed Limiter Tampering Rife in Road Freight

Source : DaveBleasdale The trucking industry seems to be taking the issue of speeding too lightly if the number of vehicles caught with tampered speed limiters is anything to go by. NSW police are concerned and frustrated by the number of truckies still engaging in the illegal act of tampering with speed limiters. Recently police …

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COR Update: Importance of Truck Driver Health to Road Safety

Tips to Avoiding Fatigue As a truck driver there are certain risks that you need to acknowledgethat may affect you. There’s no point in denying the physical demands of driving a truck professionally or the toll that these demands place on your body especially your back and musculoskeletal system. There are certain hazards associated with …

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Need for Truck Stops for Truckie Wellbeing

Importance of Truck rest stops Driver fatigue is undoubtedly the most significant cause of heavy vehicle road crashes in Oz. In order for drivers to take regular rest breaks, truck stops and rest areas are located throughout the highways of Australia. Truck rest stops play a vital role in fatigue management and ensuring that drivers …

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COR Update: Truck Drivers beware Worksite Incidents

Truck Drivers should be aware of the accidents which don’t occur on the journey but happen before the journey even begins. Accidents on worksites are common and drivers should be aware of these dangers. This incident found on the Herald.com.au highlights the situation: WORKCOVER and Central Hunter detectives have launched investigations after a 37-year-old Aberdeen …

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