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

health and wellbeing for truck drivers

Health and Wellbeing for Truck Drivers

The Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) is delivering ‘Driving Better Health’, an initiative to support health and wellbeing for truck drivers across Australia. The project funding was announced in August by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack and Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz. Read more

efficient handling of stock

Efficient Handling of Stock

A series of livestock transport workshops were held at the Frasers facility in Goondiwindi recently and drew a number of personnel who work with animals in the supply chain to learn from the experts about the efficient handling of stock. Read more

better focus on road safety needed

Reform of Casual Employment

The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) has come out in support of the Government’s Industrial Relations Omnibus Bill, which it says is supported by the road transport industry, especially as it relates to reform of casual employment.  Read more

new freight data standard for Australia

New Freight Data Standard For Australia

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has released a proposed new freight data standard for Australia. The Single Freight Data Standard is designed to provide the framework for the interoperable sharing of information about the movement of freight and vehicles as they travel around in the supply chain. Read more

it’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it

It’s a Dirty Job, But Someone’s Got To Do It

Livestock transport has been a part of Australian farming since 1788 and it’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it. Livestock must be moved throughout their lifecycle for breeding, fattening, sale and slaughter. While moving herds through country towns with drovers is largely a thing of the past, more animals than ever before are travelling around Australia on the back of a truck. Read more

more intelligent mass monitoring systems available

More Intelligent Mass Monitoring Systems Available

With the announcement this week by Transport Certification Australia that  Airtec Corporation (Airtec) has obtained type-approval for a smart on-board mass (OBM) system, there are now more intelligent mass monitoring systems available to the trucking industry. Read more

stirring up a hornet’s nest

A Big Personality Awarded

The presentation of the Personality of the Year Award at the 2020 Australian Freight Industry Awards saw a big personality awarded for all of the achievements of a long career in the transport industry. The AFIA event was a 90-minute virtual awards presentation broadcast from The Pullman hotel in Melbourne. Read more