Month: May 2018

WA Welcomes Road Upgrade Plans

Good news for Western Australian road users, the federal government’s 2018-19 budget allocates $3.2 billion to Western Australian infrastructure projects. The funding allocation of $560,000 from federal government to complete the Bunbury project was welcomed by WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti. The minister highlighted that these improvements would allow for better access for freight to …

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National Regulator Launches Safety Survey Ahead of Changes

Ahead of changes to the Chain of Responsibility laws later this year, the NHVR launched a safety survey to determine how the industry manages safety. Geoff Casey,NHVR productivity and safety executive director said the NHVR Industry Safety Survey results will assist in the development of future education and guidance materials. The main focus of the …

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Mandatory Electronic Stability Control for Trucks to Come into Effect Soon

Government is planning on mandating electronic stability control (ESC) in new trucks and roll stability control (RSC) in new trailers to help reduce rollovers and improve road safety. NatRoad supports the move after consulting with its members in a group convened to consider the issues. Research shows that 28.9 per cent of major crash incidents …

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NSW Launches Transport Industry

Experts Safety Truck Safety Extends Beyond Cab

In a submission to the NSW parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Road Safety (also known as Staysafe Committee), academics said innovations to enhance heavy vehicle safety should reach beyond the truck driver. Macquarie University associate professor Louise Thornthwaite and UNSW Canberra academic Sharron O’Neill made their submission based on earlier research they had conducted. In …

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NatRoad Condemns HVNL

NatRoad recently gave evidence to a Queensland Parliamentary inquiry currently looking into changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL). NatRoad says the law currently is poor and in need of revision to ensure usefulness in delivering safety and productivity to Australia’s heavy vehicle sector. The law came into effect 5 years ago. NatRoad says …

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