Month: February 2013

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Women’s Contribution to Transport Celebrated by QTA

Two days prior to International Women’s Day the Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) will be holding a breakfast to celebrate the achievements of women within the trucking industry. March 6th is the date of the breakfast and the QTA has a line up of speakers to present at the event. There will be a panel featuring …

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Temp Workers Hold 6% of Transport and Logistics Jobs

Temporary or casual workers are not new in Australia and they allow companies to expand and contract to fit the workflow that they are experiencing. According to Adecco, one of the leading Australian recruitment firms for casual labour, there is a growing trend in the transport and logistics area to utilise temporary workers in a …

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Securing Raised Tilt Cabs – A WorkSafe NT Safety Alert

It is essential, when maintenance is being performed on trucks that require their cabin to be tilted to access the engine, that the cabin is secured in the upright position before any work is undertaken. A station hand that was doing maintenance on a truck engine died after the cabin of the truck fell on …

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NSW Police Blitz Catches Hundreds of Non-Compliant Trucks

In the recent safety blitz by NSW police hundreds of trucks were found to be non-compliant with police saying that there is a lot more work to be done to eradicate all of the rogue operators. Operation North Canuck, which was an initiative jointly, run by NSW Police and the Roads and Maritime Services gave …

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Truck Catches Fire in Sydney Harbour Tunnel

A truck recently caught fire obstructing Sydney Harbour Tunnel and backing up traffic on both ends. The freightliner truck caught fire on Wednesday afternoon last week. The incident caused traffic to be diverted and the tunnel to be closed for hours in both directions. After the fire broke out from the truck’s battery, the driver …

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Heavy Vehicle National Law

The Queensland Government recently passed the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) Amendment Bill 2012, paving the way for one national rule book for Australia’s heavy vehicle industry. An article on the trucking website, Fullyloaded.com.au suggests that we may soon see the implementation of a single national heavy vehicle regulator due to the foundations laid by …

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The Push for Fuel Based Charging Joined by MP

The trucking industry has been joined in their push for changing to fuel based heavy vehicle charging by Katter’s Australian Party (KAP). On one hand the policy makers have said that they are interested in implementing a mass-distance-location pricing system for heavy vehicles, Ray Hopper the leader of KAP has said that charging based on …

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The Human Factor Needs to be Considered by Logistics Executives

According to Shams Rahman, a RMIT University Professor of Supply Chain Management, logistics executives neglect the fact that the efficiency of a supply chain is dependent on how both the internal and external relationships are managed. Professor Rahman will be spoke at the Chief Logistics Officer Summit 2013 held on the Gold Coast and reiterated …

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