Keeping ahead of the game and on top of the latest news with PowerTorque, there are rollovers, infrastructure, mental Health and an anniversary to check out this week.
Infrastructure Australia Review
NatRoad says the Federal Government’s announced review of Infrastructure Australia (IA) should enhance the organisation’s ability to make the national road freight task safer and more efficient.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Catherine King, has appointed Nicole Lockwood and Mike Mrdak to lead an independent review of IA.
This review will consider IA’s role as an independent adviser to the Commonwealth on nationally significant infrastructure priorities. It is expected to advise on any changes needed to IA’s focus, priorities and legislation.
“We’re optimistic that this review will produce a more focused IA that works in tandem with the States and Territories,” said NatRoad CEO Warren Clark. “Infrastructure isn’t only about cutting ribbons on shiny new bridges, airports and rail lines.”
Lane Transport recently celebrated 30 years of operation by introducing its second Freightliner Cascadia. The business, based in Kilarney on Victoria’s south-western coast, has a mixed fleet of 37 B-Doubles that covers an area including Australia’s eastern seaboard and stretches across to Adelaide.
Noel Lane started the business off with a 1418 Mercedes-Benz and a Ford LNT 9000 hauling produce from his family’s potato farm in Western Victoria. He soon started delivering pulp and paper for Visy, who he still carries for today, before adding more packaging and other products from many different customers through the years.
Among the material moved by Lane Transport are glass bottles that are picked up from a manufacturing facility in Gawler, South Australia, and delivered to wineries across that state, Victoria and New South Wales.
Getting Up To Speed on Rollovers
Truck rollovers were once viewed as inevitable, an accepted part of the transport business. While the transport industry has made progress in stopping rollovers, some still hold that view. In a webinar, Alan Pincott will show that whether we’re moving timber, milk, grain or cement, understanding the causes and putting some simple measures in place can reduce the risk of rollovers, or prevent them entirely.
The free webinar, on Tuesday 23 August 2022 has been organised by Monash University Accident Research Centre and the NRSPP are inviting people to join the webinar with Alan Pincott.
The webinar is aimed to help operators and drivers understand that most rollovers are caused by high centre of gravity loads on challenging roads, where our drivers typically operate at the outer limits of heavy vehicle laws, and the role each can play in controlling many of the contributing factors.
To help drive conversations the Healthy Heads Roadshow is teaming up with the R U OK? Conversation Convoy. Having conversations with workmates who might be doing it tough, can help them feel connected and supported at work.
In collaboration with R U OK? Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds will be at BP Archerfield, sharing resources and information aimed at helping people in road transport, warehousing and logistics to meaningfully connect and genuinely ask “are you OK”?
Where: Corner of Boundary and Randolph Street, Archerfield QLD
When: Sunday 31st July, 11 am – 2 pm