Month: December 2016

Potential to Reduce Emissions with Recycled Tyres

Recycling your truck’s tyres is good for the environment and now a process has emerged which could result in even greater benefits, making emissions reducing bio-oil out of recycled tyres. New research from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has shown that recycled tyres can be used to form an emissions-reducing bio-oil. The process used …

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Research into Effects of HVNL on Driver Fatigue Slammed by TWU

An 18 month project aims to effectively evaluate the effect of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) on heavy vehicle driver fatigue. The project is being carried out by the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC) and the National Transport Commission (NTC). Researchers will seek evidence on the impact of work …

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Tougher Chain of Responsibility Urged at Australasian Road Safety Conference

Toll, the trucking titan has detailed measures it believes will help improve safety and save lives on Australian roads. According to the company’s Sarah Jones, tougher chain of responsibility enforcement is one of the ways we can improve road safety as well as compulsory electronic logbooks. Speaking at the Australasian Road Safety Conference in Canberra, …

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ALRTA Calls for Focus on CoR for Livestock Transportation

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) has urged transport regulators to get more serious about the application of CoR to “livestock preparation”, a post on OwnerDriver.com.au explains. A Queensland Parliamentary Transport and Utilities Committee report was recently released, advising the state’s transport minister to address Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) issues with other …

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