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Young Father Terrified by Road Rage Incident involving Truck

A Friday morning drive quickly became a horror scene for an Adelaide family. The young family said they were left fearing for their lives during a terrifying road rage confrontation with an angry truck driver in the northern suburb of Bolivar. “I was very nervous, because when he did get out the truck the first thing …

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Road users placed at Risk by Dishonest Assessor

A dishonest Assessor has placed the lives of innocent road users at risk by taking bribes for issuing heavy vehicle licences. The dishonest practice was discovered by an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). It was revealed that a heavy vehicle assessor for Roads and Maritime Services had risked the lives of many road users because …

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NHVR Highlights the Benefit of Clean Trucks

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) recently highlighted the benefits of a clean truck including the importance of a clean chassis/suspension and other underpinnings. In the message, the regulator detailed a case from August 2014 when a driver of a prime mover semi-trailer combination was killed after the prime mover’s suspension failed. In an inquiry, …

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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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Study Shows Fatigue is Top Fleet Operator Concern

If you’re a fleet manager in Australia, chances are the safety of your drivers on the road is your biggest concern. According to a nationwide study conducted recently, involving 200 fleet operators, the safety of drivers and fatigue management are the biggest challenges that need to be tackled. From the 200 respondents, 26 per cent …

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