Month: January 2013

Truck Drivers Win on Superannuation Front

Superannuation has been a legal requirement for most workers in Australia for a number of years. What often gets disputed is the amount rather than the right for workers to have superannuation that is in part supplied by employers and directly paid into a nominated account. Long distance truck drivers have recently ensured that they …

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Fatal Accident Caused by Driver Inattention According to Prosecutor

The driver of a truck that was involved in a fatal accident on the 27th October 2011 appeared in the Geelong Magistrates Court on the 23rd of January where he was ordered to stand trial over the accident. The accident happened on the Princes Highway near Buckley in Victoria at 2.25 in the morning. The …

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UHF Emergency Channel Clogged by Truck Driver Chat

According to a CB monitoring group truck drivers that are spending time on the emergency UHF channel for chatting to other drivers are apparently risking the lives of others. The Australian Citizens Radio Emergency Monitors (ACREM) has said that that a number of truck drivers are continuing conversations on channel 35 on the UHF that …

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National Manufacturing Week to be Held in Victoria

Manufacturing is essential to any economy and initiatives that support manufacturing and help to build capacity is always welcome. Manufacturing creates jobs, exports and for the transport and logistics industry it also creates additional work allowing for job creation and additional revenue for the entire supply chain. According to http://www.tandlnews.com.au/ the premier of Victoria and …

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The Fortnightly CoR News Wrap-Up: National Heavy Vehicle Regulator Opens

The biggest transport news for the start of 2013 is without doubt the opening of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator. The NHVR will begin operating from the 21st January 2013 and it’s the first national independent regulator in Australia for all vehicles weighing more than 4.5 tonnes GVM. The NHVR will replace eight state and …

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The Consignor’s Responsibilities in the Transport of Dangerous Goods

Consignor Driver Packer Loader Contractor Prime contractor If the employer or manager of a freight area is the one that takes responsibility for consigning dangerous goods for transport by road then he or she then is considered to be the consignor. The consignor has a number of responsibilities such as: Informing supervisors and drivers that …

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