Month: October 2017

VTA Says Australian Heavy Vehicle Driver Licence And Training Requirements Are Inadequate

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) through its CEO Peter Anderson recently told a conference in Melbourne that current heavy vehicle driver licence and training requirements were not of a high enough standard. Mr Anderson was speaking at the 2017 Technical and Maintenance Conference (TMC). He explained how heavy vehicle driver licence training requirements are inadequate …

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Garbage Truck Drivers Caught With Drugs in Their System

Garbage truck drivers caught with drugs in their system during their suburban runs have been allowed to keep their licences. The drugs were detected in urine samples collected at work. Some of  the drugs detected include cannabis, methamphetamine and tranquillisers. Media reports say 6 drivers were caught with drugs in their system this year, and …

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Autonomous Vehicles Could Increase Traffic, Survey Says.

According to a recent survey, self-driving vehicles may actually increase congestion on our roads, rather than decrease it, as was previously predicted by ride share advocates. The University of Sydney Business School’s latest Transport Opinion Survey (TOPS) found that two thirds of people who said they’d buy a self-driving car also said they wouldn’t lease their …

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NHVR Announces Second Round of Industry Sessions for October and November

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) will be holding information sessions across various locations in Queensland, Victoria, NSW, SA and Tasmania. The recently announced industry sessions for October and November form the second phase of Chain of Responsibility (CoR) sessions. Earlier this year, the NHVR held the first phase of information sessions and the second …

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More funding for Great Northern Highway to Benefit Heavy Vehicles and Other Road Users

The federal and Western Australian governments have committed to funding the upgrade of 3 sections of the WA Muchea to Wubin corridor. It’s a road stretching about 37.6km, which the government has pledged $131.68million to revamp. This forms part of the larger $344.75million plan to improve the freight movement north of Perth. The improvements will …

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Labour Day Long Weekend Double Demerits Launched

Prior to the long weekend, The Premier of NSW, Minister for Police, and the NSW Police Deputy Commissioner officially launched Operation Slow Down on September 28. The road safety enforcement campaign concludes on Monday, October 2, however it’s message should continue. The theme of the campaign is ‘Choose your ride’, asking motorists whether they want …

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