Month: October 2016

Australian Trucking Association

Operators Reminded to Get Reliable Brake System

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) is reminding operators about the importance of a reliable brake system with the release of a new Technical Advisory Procedure (TAP). The TAP details effective brake adjustment set-up, maintenance and compliance. Why is this important? The NHVR and RMS have agreed to extend the ongoing brake testing transition arrangements in …

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Australian Trucking Association

ATA Highlights Some Issues Around Electronic Stability Control

According to the ATA, electronic stability control (ESC) is important, because it’s ability to save lives has been proven. ESC automatically slows the vehicle down using throttle and brakes if it senses the vehicle is at risk of a rollover. The ATA highlighted a Monash University Accident Research Centre study which concluded that compulsory ESC …

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Legislating Rules of Pay Won’t Help Safety

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell has expressed her concern regarding legislating rates of pay, saying this will not do anything to improve transport industry safety. In her report into the effects of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT), Kate Carnell highlights major safety concerns during industry consultations before the inquiry. …

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Road Safety Advocate Says Electronic Logbook Will Make Life Harder

According to a leading transport fatigue researcher, electronic work diaries (EWD) are “doomed to fail” if the trucking industry is not also reformed. The researcher, Professor Ann Williamson from the University of New South Wales says the main issue is fatigue, putting commercial pressures on the transport industry but the side issue is the electronic …

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More Investment Needed in NT and WA Infrastructure

The Northern Territory Road Transport Association (NTRTA) and the Western Australian Road Transport Association (WARTA) have welcomed the federal government’s plan to invest in road infrastructure across the northern states. The government committed to spending $360 million on road infrastructure projects across Queensland, WA and NT in a 80:20 funding partnership with the state governments. …

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Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Published RSRT Inquiry Report

A report recently released, revealed that the now-defunct Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) and it’s Contractor Driver Minimum Payments Road Safety Remuneration Order (RSRO) caused financial and emotional pressures on small family business and owner drivers. Kelly O’Dwyer, the then small business minister requested the inquiry into the effects of the minimum rates order. The …

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