Australian Trucking Association Argues – Improved Access Good for Economy

The Australian Trucking Association through it’s chair Geoff Crouch has stated that improving heavy vehicle access will benefit the economy by lowering costs for Australian consumers and boosting jobs. In its recent submission to the national truck law review on

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Chain of Responsibility News: NHVR Prosecutes Company for Overloading

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has warned operators of the importance of due diligence for all parties along the heavy vehicle supply chain following the successful prosecution of a national company for overloading. The company was prosecuted for overloading

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Truck Driver with Meth in His System Ordered Off The Road

A truck driver has been ordered off the road after he was stopped and tested, revealing that he was under the influence of methamphetamine. The man was driving a heavy vehicle at the time. Police intercepted the driver and issued

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Queensland’s Logan Highway Congestion Problems Come to An End

Road-users on one of south-east Queensland’s busiest roads can finally breathe a sigh of relief after a 2 year long project to widen sections of the Logan and Gateway Motorways concludes. The problematic bottleneck at the point where the Logan

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NSW Police Conduct More Than 150 Inspections Following Fatal Truck Crash

A fatal road crash on July 26 on the Pacific Highway at Nabiac has prompted a 5 day long compliance operation by state police during which officers inspected more than 150 heavy vehicles. A fatal collision for which police are

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WorkSafe Victoria Hands Out $150,000 Fine For Truckie Injury

A retail company has been fined $150,000 without conviction following an incident at the company’s premises. The incident involved a truck driver, whose foot was crushed when he was run over, twice, by a mobile shipping container transporter. The incident

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NHVR’s Chain of Responsibility Warning to Operators

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) recently warned executives of heavy vehicle supply chain businesses to know their responsibilities under the revised Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws. The warning comes after a number of current investigations, more than 8 months

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Driver Hits Barrier and Tips after swerving to Avoid Wildlife

A recent incident was a reminder of the importance of watching out for wildlife on the road, after traffic traveling on the Princes Highway through Stratford was diverted for hours following a truck tipping on its side. The truck was

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National Heavy Vehicle Regulator Pleased with Fatigue Compliance Levels

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) said it is pleased with the outcome of a recent national blitz which revealed that national fatigue compliance was at par with last year. Operation Wake Up was led by the NHVR during April

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NTC Seeks Industry Input in Next Stage of Review on Fatigue Management

Feedback is being sought on an issues paper on effective fatigue management under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL). The National Transport Commission (NTC) is seeking feedback from operators on the documents which aims to, 1.Summarise current fatigue management provisions

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