Month: August 2019

Chain of Responsibility News: NHVR Prosecutes Company for Overloading

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has warned operators of the importance of due diligence for all parties along the heavy vehicle supply chain following the successful prosecution of a national company for overloading. The company was prosecuted for overloading a gravel truck 120 per cent above the statutory limit. The loader manager and truck …

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Queensland’s Logan Highway Congestion Problems Come to An End

Road-users on one of south-east Queensland’s busiest roads can finally breathe a sigh of relief after a 2 year long project to widen sections of the Logan and Gateway Motorways concludes. The problematic bottleneck at the point where the Logan Motorway connects with Beaudesert Road and the Mount Lindesay Highway has been fixed following the …

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NSW Police Conduct More Than 150 Inspections Following Fatal Truck Crash

A fatal road crash on July 26 on the Pacific Highway at Nabiac has prompted a 5 day long compliance operation by state police during which officers inspected more than 150 heavy vehicles. A fatal collision for which police are now preparing a report to the Coroner, led to the compliance operation. The collision led …

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WorkSafe Victoria Hands Out $150,000 Fine For Truckie Injury

A retail company has been fined $150,000 without conviction following an incident at the company’s premises. The incident involved a truck driver, whose foot was crushed when he was run over, twice, by a mobile shipping container transporter. The incident occurred when the driver walked along a marked pedestrian area. The man was returning to …

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NatRoad Submission Calling for Changes to Industry Enforcement Cite Pedantry as Driver Recruitment Deterrent

n encouraging findings for the industry, fatal crashes involving heavy trucks have decreased by 12 per cent in the 12 months to March, the latest Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) statistics show. There were 147 heavy fatal crashes compared to 167 with the previous corresponding period, representing the first time in the …

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