Month: February 2016

ATA Supports Williams and Sterles Advocacy of Operator Concerns

The transport industry terms of payment motion has been welcomed by the transport industry peak body after being introduced to the Senate by former truck drivers, Nationals senator John Williams and Labor Senator Glenn Sterle last year. The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) welcomed the motion through the Australian Senate recently to address the problem of …

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NHVR Disappointed by Criticism of Livestock Fatigue Management Scheme

The NHVR recently expressed disappointment at the criticism it’s fatigue management scheme for livestock transporters. The regulator says its standing by the fatigue management scheme for livestock transporters in the wake of condemnation from one of the country’s leading fatigue experts, Professor Ann Williamson. Prof. Williamson recently said she was dissatisfied with the scheme because …

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Queensland Gets New Heavy Vehicle Safety Plan

The Queensland government has revealed a Heavy Vehicle Safety Action Plan 2016-2018 which covers 31 initiatives to reduce heavy vehicle crashes. The plan focusses on the course of action for the next 2 years to reduce heavy vehicle related accidents. The safety plan was created by the Heavy Vehicle Safety Working Group of the Ministerial Freight …

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Landmark Chain of Responsibility Case Finds Importer and Directors Guilty

An importer and 2 directors have been fined for breaching chain of responsibility, in a precedent setting case. The case revolved around a load restraint charge which contributed to a truck crash which killed a motorist. The directors were the first prosecuted over a fatal rollover case that happened in Liverpool in 2012. The accident …

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Transport Company Owner in Court Over Allegations of Underpayment of Drivers

The Fair Work Obudsman (FWO) has stepped in, in a case involving the alleged underpayment of drivers. The Coffs Harbour drivers say they have been underpaid on the minimum hourly rates as well as on their overtime and public holiday work. The FWO began legal proceedings against the former owner-operator of a NSW transport company. …

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