Month: April 2019

Fatigue Monitoring Technology Under Review by National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is reviewing fatigue monitoring technology and has awarded a contract to a consortium to conduct a study of the technology. The review implies that the NHVR intends to push for greater uptake of in-cab fatigue monitoring. NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said the trial would identify how to provide recognition …

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Bendigo Police Catch 191 Driving Offences over Easter Weekend

Speeding, disobeying traffic controls and driving unregistered were the most common traffic offences committed over the long weekend in Bendigo. In Bendigo, police caught 191 people committing traffic offences over the long weekend. Speeding offences were the most common, with 84 people apprehended in the region. Police have warned drivers that anyone who breaks the …

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NSW Launches Transport Industry

VTA Addresses Industry Issues at This Year’s State Conference

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has stressed the importance for transport operators to understand industry changes and reforms, and how they will affect businesses, which was the focus of its recent state conference in March. The VTA’s event program was themed ‘Keep up with transport reform’. One of the issues on the table was the …

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Fatigue Management Comes Under The Spotlight Again

In the lead-up to Easter, law enforcement officers will be targeting heavy vehicle driver fatigue. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) and Queensland Police have been focusing on fatigue with the NHVR launching the ‘Focus on Fatigue’ campaign for drivers before the Easter period when roads are usually busier. Queensland Police reported a fatigue-management compliance …

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Managers Urged to Be Mindful of Diesel Fumes Health Risk

An Australian engineer has warned that the trucking sector should be doing more to address the health hazards associated with diesel fumes exposure. Legal experts in the transport industry have said companies should be guided by their workplace health and safety policies when looking into the issue. Long term exposure to diesel fumes could be …

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National Heavy Vehicle Regulator Makes Improvements to Portal Registration Module

The NHVR’s changes to its Portal Registration Module will help operators save time and provide the chain of responsibility (COR) support the industry has been requesting. The Registration Module offers real-time access to vehicle registration information, to save time by combining registration information for 905,000 heavy vehicle units registered by state and territory governments (excluding …

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Truck Drivers to Benefit from Upgrades on South-east Queensland Roads

Upgrades to sections of highway between Toowoomba and Ipswich and Toowoomba to Seymour are expected to shave journey times for truck drivers and other motorists while improving safety. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government’s ROSI initiative would better connect regional industries such as mining …

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