Month: September 2016

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Role of Electronic Stability Control in Improving Heavy Vehicle Safety

Truck operators need to recognise the importance of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) in improving road safety, following the release of data by Monash University Accident Research Centre showing the effectiveness of the technology. ESC safety systems detects the stability and sideways acceleration of a truck and slows the vehicle down when it senses a risk …

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Feedback Sought to From Road Transport Industry to Guide Decision Makers

Feedback is being sought from transport operators, industry and government bodies to help plan new framework to measure Australia’s land transport productivity. The NTC’s Chief executive Paul Retter said the framework will give decision makers a better idea of the industry so that they can improve it. According to Retter this project will allow for …

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Technical Working Group To Help Deliver NHVR Road Safety Strategies

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator will have some help overseeing the technical side of its safety initiatives, according to CEO Sal Petroccitto. The NHVR said it would be setting up a technical working group which would help the regulator provide technical guidance to the industry. Sal Petroccitto announced the initiative at the Heavy Vehicle industry …

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Company Accused of Fatigue Related Offences

A transport company has been accused of fatigue related offences by a former employee who brought a suit of $690,000 against the large firm. The employee filed for damages against the company in the Cairns District Court for health issues including injuries and depression. The employee is seeking medical expenses,  compensation for the loss of …

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Actions of Careless Truck Driver Causes Car to Spin Across Four Lanes

A careless truck driver has been blamed for an incident which sent a car spinning across 4 lanes of Brisbane traffic during peak hour. The truck clipped the car while merging into it’s lane, with a dashboard camera catching the entire incident. In the video, captured by the truck driver’s video camera, you see the …

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