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Heavy Vehicle Driver Fatigue Study – A World First

In what has been hailed as a world first, the National Transport Commission (NTC) and Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC) released the results of the study into heavy vehicle driver fatigue. The researchers analysed aspects

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Drive an Oversized Truck Into a Bridge and Face a Lifetime Ban?

Rail Back on Track – a Queensland transport lobby group wants truck drivers who drive their oversized truck under a bridge that it won’t fit under more than once to be banned for life from holding a licence. Robert Dow

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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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18 People Killed in Guatemala when Truck Collides with Crowd

A horror crash claimed the lives of 18 people on a Guatemalan freeway recently, including children. According to reports a large truck slammed into a crowd that had gathered on a dark highway after a person was run over in

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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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Truck Thief Caught After Vehicle Gets Stuck on Bridge

A suspect who allegedly stole a truck from a Salisbury South business was arrested after the prime mover he was driving became stuck on a bridge. Police caught the man when the truck became stuck while heading towards Adelaide’s salt

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Managers Urged to Be Mindful of Diesel Fumes Health Risk

An Australian engineer has warned that the trucking sector should be doing more to address the health hazards associated with diesel fumes exposure. Legal experts in the transport industry have said companies should be guided by their workplace health and

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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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Truck Driver Arrested for Driving Over Alcohol Limit

A truck driver has been arrested for driving over the alcohol limit after he blew 0.132 in a breathalyser test. Police stopped the truck as part of Operation Interceptor in Port Botany when they issued a breathalyser test to the

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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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