Month: August 2017

ATA’s TruckSafe Animal Welfare Component TruckCare, Gets a Name Change

The ATA has changed the name of it’s TruckSafe animal welfare component, from TruckCare to the Animal Welfare Module. TruckSafe National Manager Justin Fleming, explained that this is to better suit the overall focus of the module. The module is a quality and safety management system for companies that transport livestock, whether big or small. …

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ATA Calls for Limiting Regulatory Burden on Automated Vehicles

Following the release of the NTC’s discussion paper calling for feedback on 4 regulatory options for the integration of automated vehicles into operations, the ATA is urging governments to limit the regulatory burdens on companies. The 4 regulatory options are 1. self certification, 2. pre-market approval, 3. accreditation or 4. the current approach. Transport ministers …

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Traffic Held Up After Truck Explosion on Brisbane’s M1

Traffic Held Up After Truck Explosion on Brisbane’s M1

Brisbane’s M1 was the site of a truck explosion at Loganholme recently, resulting in the southbound lanes of the Pacific Motorway being closed. According to reports, the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services worked to get the blaze under control after the truck which was transporting hydrochloric acid exploded. Queensland Ambulance Services were on the scene …

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One Killed and Two Injured by Out of Control Truck in Merrylands

A grandfather who was doing gardening in his brother-in-law’s yard has been killed after a tipper truck lost control and crashed through a fence. Following the incident during which the Hino truck mowed into the garden of a Merrylands home killing the man who was shoveling soil into a wheelbarrow at the time, a grieving …

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