NSW Government talks tough on road freight laws

Minister Assisting the Minister for Transport David Borger said the state’s Chain of Responsibility laws should be tightened in the road freight industry.

Truckers take aim at the Greens

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The Australian Greens’ package of climate change bills would overtax the trucking industry by AUD 1.2 billion a year, according to the Australian Trucking Association.

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WorkSafe works to get out the road transport safety message

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The road transport industry has joined WorkSafe Victoria to help develop a strategy and action plan to improve workplace health and safety.

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Transport companies fail workplace audits

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Almost a third of road transport businesses are failing to comply with workplace laws, a national campaign by the Federal Workplace Ombudsman has revealed.

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Government red tape is choking transport industry

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Far from agreeing on uniform national road transport regulations as has been the forlorn hope of the industry, the government is introducing yet another layer of complexity that has transport organisations up in arms.

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Truck suspension monitor wins recognition

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The Chek-Way Eliminator system, which monitors truck suspensions, has been recognised for its potential on the ABC-TV show ‘The New Inventors’.

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Nationwide transport regulations at last?

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The Council of Australian Governments has agreed to microeconomic reforms that will streamline the regulations applying to the nations 46-billion-dollar transport sector.

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Fuel prices: worse to come

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The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has spoken out about the rising fuel prices and the impact this is having on transport companies.

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Adelaide Hills rail network study promised

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The Mayor of Mitcham, Ivan Brooks, says he believes a study into the Adelaide Hills rail network would find that a bypass route is needed for freight trains, reports the ABC.

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