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South Australian Transport Minister To Introduce Hefty Fine Increases for Drivers and Companies on South Eastern Freeway

New penalties have come into effect for truck and bus drivers detected driving unsafely on the down-track of the SA’s South Eastern Freeway. The government recently announced the new offences and penalties which came into effect on May 1 and

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Keeping Fatigued Drivers off the Road with Fatigue Road-side Testing

Roadside testing for fatigued drivers may soon by a thing as the Andrews Labor Government tests new technology that will detect fatigued drivers. The trial is an Australia-first and will take place at a controlled test facility in Kilsyth. If

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Experienced Drivers Give Advice to Young Truckies

An interesting recent article on BigRigs.com featured experienced truck drivers giving advice to industry newbies. Truck driver and social media personality Tony Fulton, provided his tips for young truck drivers on, 1. What to do before you get your licence.

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VTA Addresses Industry Issues at This Year’s State Conference

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has stressed the importance for transport operators to understand industry changes and reforms, and how they will affect businesses, which was the focus of its recent state conference in March. The VTA’s event program was

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Fatigue Management Comes Under The Spotlight Again

In the lead-up to Easter, law enforcement officers will be targeting heavy vehicle driver fatigue. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) and Queensland Police have been focusing on fatigue with the NHVR launching the ‘Focus on Fatigue’ campaign for drivers

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National Heavy Vehicle Regulator Makes Improvements to Portal Registration Module

The NHVR’s changes to its Portal Registration Module will help operators save time and provide the chain of responsibility (COR) support the industry has been requesting. The Registration Module offers real-time access to vehicle registration information, to save time by

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Fatigue Concerns Top NHVR Confidential Reporting Line Complaints

Fatigue related complaints top the list of complaints to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR’s) Heavy Vehicle Confidential Reporting Line (HVCRL). Since the reporting line has been live there have been more than 65 reports of non-compliance every month. The

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ATA Calls for Rest Stop Standards to be Reinforced

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) joined the rest of the industry in calling for rest stop standards to be reinforced. The ATA welcomed Austroads guidelines aimed at addressing a number of key driver concerns. The association represents 50,000 businesses and

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Blitz Targets Defective Truck and Dog Combinations

A compliance operation between NSW Police and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) targeting truck and dog combinations was conducted on February 1st. A number of issues were identified with 1 driver being caught for breaches and a number of vehicles

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Truck’s Should Get a Discount on Toll Roads- QTA

There have been calls from the Queensland Trucking Association for trucks to get a toll discount when traveling along the Logan and Gateway motorways. QTA’s chief executive officer Gary Mahon wants tolls to be discounted so truckies will use the

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