Month: February 2017

An Innovative Monitoring System for Livestock Transportation

One livestock transport company has adopted an innovative system for monitoring livestock during transportation. While monitoring stock with cameras is not a prerequisite for the transport sector, Echuca Rural Transport has installed a camera system to protect both drivers and clients. The company has installed additional cameras to the MAN TGS 35 540, a set …

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Companies Should Consider CoR Liability Insurance, Lawyers Warn

Lawyers at firm, Holding Redlich have recommended companies consider Chain of Responsibility (CoR) liability insurance against unintended breaches. Under the Chain of Responsibility, anyone involved in the supply chain whether consignor, consignee, dispatcher, packers, loaders, drivers etc. can be liable for breaches of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL). The attorneys believe companies should protect …

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Trucking Company Working on WestConnex Issued 2 Major Defect

The maintenance and compliance of heavy vehicles involved with construction projects was highlighted by an inspection recently which resulted in a major trucking company being issued with 2 major defect notices. Recently officers from the NSW Police traffic and highway command, together with the Road and Maritime Services (RMS) conducted a compliance inspection at a …

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Submissions Invited on Proposed Identification labels for Electric and Hydrogen Powered Vehicles

If proposed amendments are passed, light and heavy hydrogen and electric powered vehicles may have to display identification labels on their front and rear number plates if built after 1 January 2019. The NTC recently invited submissions to a review on amendments to the light and heavy vehicle standards which would improve safety, NTC Chief …

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New Research into Truck Driver Fatigue Will Improve Safety

New research monitoring truck drivers in their real life shifts to determine the effects of complicated fatigue rules on them, has been hailed by the ATA as a means to improve safety. The Co-operative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity, the National Transport Commission, road agencies, police and industry are working together in the …

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