Month: April 2017

Trucks May be Forced onto West Gate Tunnel Tollway

Heavy vehicles that are feeling the pinch of increased tolls, higher registration charges and already minuscule operating margins are opposing the forced removal of trucks from suburban rat runs in Yarraville and Footscray as of 2022. The move to force trucks off suburban streets in Yarraville and Footscray once the Western Distributor project is completed, …

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33 Defect Notices and 22 Infringement Notices Issues in Operation Catapult

A recent heavy vehicle blitz by New South Wales Police in Sydney resulted in 33 defect notices being issued and 22 infringements detected. The 2 day operation was conducted by the joint traffic taskforce consisting of heavy vehicle inspectors with the aim of getting dangerous heavy vehicles off the road. Operation Catapult, as it was …

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ATA Release New Technical Advisory Procedure (TAP)

The Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) Industry Technical Council (ITC), has developed and released a new technical advisory on certified load restraint curtain systems (CLRC). The technical advisory, which was designed to fill in the gaps in information left in the load restraint guidelines (LRG), offers operators and inspectors the advice necessary to ensure a common …

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VicRoads Pulls 90km Speed Limit Trail for Trucks on Melbourne’s Monash Freeway

The 90km speed limit for trucks being trialled on Melbourne’s Monash Freeway has been pulled by VicRoads because they discovered tailgating had increased considerably. VicRoads has said it will instead be concentrating on the second stage of its trial, a ban on trucks in the far right lane. According to the department’s Chief Executive John …

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