a national health check for heavy vehicles

A National Health Check For Heavy Vehicles

In the coming two month the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator will launch the second National Roadworthiness Survey (NRS), a national health check for heavy vehicles, following on from the inaugural survey in 2016. Sal Petroccitto, NHVR CEO explains what is happening and how the results will be handled. Read more

new navigation tools for truck drivers

Not Just When There is a Crisis

All of those people who are representing the trucking industry need to work together, pushing in the same direction and not just when there is a crisis. So it is good to hear the Australian Trucking Association Chair talking about working with its member associations and avoiding duplication in his speech to the ATA’s AGM this week. The increase in focusing on strategic projects is also good news for everyone in the industry. Read more

NHVR is looking at the next chapter for PBS

NHVR is Looking at the Next Chapter for PBS 

The Performance Based Standards Scheme continues to go from strength to strength and now the NHVR is looking at the next chapter for PBS. In fact, it’s something Sal Petroccitto, National Heavy Vehicle Regulator CEO, says he and his team are incredibly proud of. Read more

the heart of trucking health

The Heart of Trucking Health

A joint effort between the Queensland Trucking Association and Heart of Australia, is an initiative going to the heart of trucking health. It is bringing much-needed high-level healthcare to the trucking industry and regional areas all across Queensland, and beyond. Read more

Knights of the Road again

Knights of the Road Again

Truckers have long battled with image problems, reckons PowerTorque’s US Correspondent, Steve Sturgess, having gone from being the Knights of the Road serving and saving stranded motorists to being drivers of juggernauts that drive over stranded motorists, back to being Knights of the Road again. (And just for grins, look up the definition of juggernaut).

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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

bolster safety culture around livestock

Bolster Safety Culture Around Livestock

Mick Debenham has strong views on the need to bolster safety culture around livestock transport at the farm interface. In this column, the former Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association Vice President, and Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Victoria President, sets out the issues involved: Read more