better maintenance means better results

Better Maintenance Means Better Results

A new report from National Transport Insurance and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has demonstrated what smart operators in the trucking industry have known for a long time, that better maintenance means better results. Hopefully, the publication of this report will lead to something the industry has been calling for, over many years, increased compliance attention on those who maintain trucks poorly. Read more

consignor prosecuted under CoR regulations

Consignor Prosecuted Under CoR Regulations

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has announced that there will be a consignor prosecuted under CoR regulations. The NHVR charged a Victorian company with serious safety offences after a truck toppled onto a pedestrian island crossing. Read more

effective and credible

Effective and Credible

If there is one thing the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator needs to be, and that’s effective and credible. Actually, that’s two things, but the two go together, and you can’t have one thing without the other. Read more

serious safety challenges

Serious Safety Challenges

According to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, fatigue and distraction are serious safety challenges for heavy vehicle drivers and operators. Read more

EWDs are like buses

EWDs Are Like Buses

On the evidence of a series of announcements in the last few weeks, it would seem that EWDs are like buses, you wait around for what seems like years for one to come along and then four come one after the other. This month another two electronic work diaries have popped their heads above the parapet and are due to be fully approved.  Read more

extended law reform consultation

Extended Law Reform Consultation

This week has seen the announcement that there will be an extended law reform consultation period for the trucking industry, as the closing date for submissions to the Heavy Vehicle National Law review consultation regulation impact statement (RIS) has been extended until November 20 2020 Read more

the current law is inadequate to cope

The Current Law is Inadequate to Cope

If there is one thing all of the stakeholders around the development of the all-new Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) can agree on, it is that the current law is inadequate to cope with the kind of regulation needed to take the trucking industry into the future, as technology and changing demands recalibrate the way the industry sector will function.

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talking about Covid-19

Talking About Covid-19

This video is part of a toolbox talk kit focused on vehicle, workplace and hand hygiene, wearing of face masks and mental health, which is part of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulators’s latest release of practical industry safety material to get the industry talking about Covid-19. Read more

looking for 21st century rule

Looking for 21st Century Rules

A root and branch rewrite of the Heavy Vehicle National Law is taking place and after extensive consultation, the Regulatory Impact Statement released by the National Transport Commission sees the agency looking for 21st century rules to take the trucking industry forward.  Read more