Month: April 2013

Semi-Trailer Jack-knifes in Melbourne causing Fatal Crash

A woman and two horses were killed when a semi-trailer collided with two oncoming vehicles on the Melba Highway at Dixons Creek, north-east of Melbourne. According to police the semitrailer jack-knifed on the highway and collided with 2 oncoming vehicles. The incident is a sobering reminder of how serious truck jack knifes can be not …

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Chain of Responsibility Update: Advice for Driving on Bad Roads

Although commercial vehicle drivers have experience driving, they too need to be extra cautious when driving in bad weather or on bad road surfaces. Adverse weather conditions contribute to a substantial number of large-truck fatalities especially when drivers speed during this weather. Drivers should reduce their speed by one-third on wet roads and by half …

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The Fortnightly CoR News Wrap-Up: Australian Logistics Council CoR Training Information

The Australian Logistics Council has launched a new CoR Training Information page as part of their ALC Safety Website. www.alcsafety.com.au/cor-training-information This page highlights the training requirements under the Chain of Responsibility laws and notes the NHVR”s example of reasonable steps: Providing employees with easy and unrestricted access to all necessary information, instruction, training and supervision …

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Website Names Australia’s Most Dangerous Level Crossings

TrackSafe, the railway industry body, has completed a survey of train drivers across the country to identify the ten most dangerous level crossings in each state. Once the list was compiled TrackSafe wrote to the State and Federal Transport Ministers in Australia asking them to allocate funding to upgrading all of these level crossings. Brian …

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ARA Criticises Federal Opposition Road Safety Plans

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has been critical of the Federal Opposition for the omission of ways to reduces heavy vehicles on Australia’s roads in its road safety plans. Brian Nye, the ARA CEO, said that the association is not able to support the pledge of the Opposition to reduce traffic congestion and improve road …

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Reshuffle Affects Infrastructure and Transport Minister Albanese

Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the new-look cabinet on Monday. The Cabinet reshuffle was prompted by a rush of ministerial resignations in the wake of last Thursday’s aborted leadership challenge. Anthony Albanese, the Minister of Federal Infrastructure and Transport has an increase in his work load under the reshuffle by Prime Minister Julia Guillard this …

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