Month: November 2012

The Fortnightly CoR News Wrap-Up: Who’s Responsible For Heavy Vehicle Incidents?

Today’s feature article examines who’s responsible for Heavy Vehicle incidents. According to the Chain of Responsibility legislation, truck drivers aren’t solely responsible for road freight safety, although they’re the ones often blamed. All members of the chain, from consignors to drivers have a part to play in adhering to the Chain of Responsibility laws. For …

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Deadly Truck Crash in Peaceful Melbourne Suburb

Double fatality at Dingley Village A devastating accident has occurred in Dingley Village, Melbourne resulting in the death of 2 motorists. A motor cycle driver and a pillion passenger have lost their lives in an incident involving the motorcycle and a truck which collided. The truck was turning when the motorcyclist hit into it, killing …

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Operation Delivery targets Heavy Vehicles in Sydney’s west

A new initiative by the NSW police force, together with the Roads and Maritime Services has been targeting heavy vehicles in particular in Sydney and was inspired by the detection of a number of truckies speeding during the week prior. The initiative, code named “Operation Delivery” is focusing on driver fatigue, speed limiter tampering, vehicle …

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Truck Driver’s Learn Back Pain Prevention Techniques

Back Pain Prevention Techniques Driving even for relatively short distances consistently can impact your back negatively. While truck driving has been identified as one of the worst professions for musculoskeletal problems, there are few ways you can reduce back pain associated with professional driving. Work out muscle imbalances Do stretching and strengthening exercises for your …

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The Fortnightly CoR News Wrap-Up: Are You Aware of the New Heavy Vehicle Road Rules for NSW?

If you, your staff or your contractors are driving in NSW, make sure you’re aware of the recent changes to the Heavy Vehicle Road Rules. These new rules, enacted by the Government to increase road safety, came into effect on November 1st and impact following distances and the use of portable warning triangles. For more …

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Truck and Train Collide Killing One and Injuring 13 Others

A horrific crash involving a truck and a train has occurred in Melbourne which left one man dead and 13 others injured. The crash occurred when a truckie smashed his truck into a train at a level crossing. The truckie’s rig crashed through a lowered boom gate before colliding with a passing six carriage train. …

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