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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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Research into Effects of HVNL on Driver Fatigue Slammed by TWU

An 18 month project aims to effectively evaluate the effect of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) on heavy vehicle driver fatigue. The project is being carried out by the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC)

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ALRTA Calls for Focus on CoR for Livestock Transportation

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) has urged transport regulators to get more serious about the application of CoR to “livestock preparation”, a post on OwnerDriver.com.au explains. A Queensland Parliamentary Transport and Utilities Committee report was recently released,

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