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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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Transport Workers Union Blasts Draft Industry Code of Practice like Heavy Vehicle National Law

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has blasted the draft Master Registered Industry Code of Practice as a safety instrument, labeling it as ‘flawed’. In a submission to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) on the draft code, the TWU says

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Industry Bodies Join Forces in Assessing HVNL Fatigue Related Issues

Industry bodies have joined forces to raise their concerns about what they deem a lack of clarity within the HVNL (Heavy Vehicle National Law). The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad), the Western Roads Federation and the Northern Territory Road Transport

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Industry Applauds HVNL Changes

Queensland has passed the first of 2 bills that will make way for changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) in all the administrations where it applies, a move that has been welcomed by the road transport industry. The

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NatRoad Condemns HVNL

NatRoad recently gave evidence to a Queensland Parliamentary inquiry currently looking into changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL). NatRoad says the law currently is poor and in need of revision to ensure usefulness in delivering safety and productivity

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“CoR Reforms Won’t Mean a Break for Trucking Operators”, Transport Lawyer Warns

A transport lawyer has warned operators and drivers that if Chain of Responsibility proposed reforms come into effect, the trucking industry would still be in a “particularly vulnerable position”. Operators and drivers may be hoping that reforms in CoR will

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New Heavy Vehicle Laws to Commence Soon

The new heavy vehicle law has commenced as of 10 February 2014 following the delay of its implementation last year. Ministers have agreed that the Heavy Vehicle National Law will commence in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South

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Heavy Vehicle National Law

The Queensland Government recently passed the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) Amendment Bill 2012, paving the way for one national rule book for Australia’s heavy vehicle industry. An article on the trucking website, Fullyloaded.com.au suggests that we may soon see

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The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator from the 21st January 2013

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is the first national independent regulator in Australia for all vehicles that weigh more than 4.5 tonnes GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass) and it will be operating from the 21st January 2013. The NHVR will

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