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How Companies Can be Ready for CoR Changes

With changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) now official, risks will need to be managed in the same way as the nation’s work, health and safety laws. Part of these changes which came into effect on 1 October

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Physical and Mental Injury Concerns in Transport

A new report has found that physical injuries around road transport vehicles and mental impacts of driving trains are coming at a heavy cost to the workforce and industry. The study funded by Linfox and conducted by Monash University found

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National Regulator Launches Safety Survey Ahead of Changes

Ahead of changes to the Chain of Responsibility laws later this year, the NHVR launched a safety survey to determine how the industry manages safety. Geoff Casey,NHVR productivity and safety executive director said the NHVR Industry Safety Survey results will

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Study Shows Fatigue is Top Fleet Operator Concern

If you’re a fleet manager in Australia, chances are the safety of your drivers on the road is your biggest concern. According to a nationwide study conducted recently, involving 200 fleet operators, the safety of drivers and fatigue management are

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Boy Dies After Being Run Over by Truck

A six year old boy has been killed by being run over by a log truck in Swansea on Tasmania’s east coast. The truck was being reversed by the boy’s father at the time. The close-knit community was rocked by

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Autonomous Vehicles Could Increase Traffic, Survey Says.

According to a recent survey, self-driving vehicles may actually increase congestion on our roads, rather than decrease it, as was previously predicted by  rideshare advocates. The University of Sydney Business School’s latest Transport Opinion Survey (TOPS) found that two thirds of

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Federal Boost for Tasmania Road Upgrade

The Australian government has announced plans to provide $72.5  million in funding towards the upgrade of Midland Highway in Tasmania’s north between Symmons Plains and Launceston. All road users will benefit from the improved safety and faster travel times in

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Can Autonomous Technology Improve Safety?

There have been claims that autonomous technology will improve road safety and result in financial gains, however the overall benefits are being debated, given that drivers may become redundant. A US Senate Committee hearing recently heard from Navistar International chairman

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Bruce Highway Upgrade Completed Ahead of Schedule

Trucks drivers and other road users who make use of the Bruce Highway will be pleased to hear that a section of the highway being upgraded has been completed, and its six months ahead of schedule. The Boundary Road Interchange

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Chain of Responsibility Changes Mean Government is Serious About Safety

By now you’re probably aware of the changes to the Chain of Responsibility laws that will be implemented over the coming 12 months, including the possibility of prison terms for offenders and fines of hundreds of thousands of dollars in

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