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NHVR Releases EWD Compliance Policy

Earlier in March, the National Heavy Vehicle Register released their draft of the Electronic Work Diary Compliance Policy; this has been designed and released to ensure that all heavy vehicle drivers who are using either hand-written work diaries or electronically written diaries are treated in the same way.

Geoff Casey who is the productivity and safety executive director of the National Heavy Vehicle Register has stated that use of the electronic work diary compliance policy will provide the proper balance between compliance and safety thus ensuring a consistent approach for those who choose to use the new technology, and that …

Tip Truck Hoisting Requirements to be Reviewed.

To develop a new modification code and provide clear requirements for hoisting vehicles the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has agreed to work with tipper body manufacturers.

Peter Austin, Vehicle Safety and Performance manager from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator said the code would assist manufacturers that were concerned about achieving compliance with the standards released under the Vehicle Standards Bulletin (VSB)6, Version 3.  There are some manufacturers who have raised concerns that some tippers would require re-design of tipper body systems in order to meet the Australian standards, required under Vehicle Standards Bulletin 6.

Mr Austin stated the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator …

New COR Laws To Boost Heavy Vehicle Safety

In mid-2018 there is new Chain of Responsibility laws coming into effect for Australia’s heavy vehicle industry.

Kym Farquharson-Jones the National Heavy Vehicle Register’s Chain of Responsibility manager has been travelling around the country outlining these new changes to many of the 165,000 businesses that make up the heavy vehicle supply chain.

Everyone in the supply chain has a role to play when it comes to heavy vehicle safety and this is a significant step forward in recognising this. Also playing an important role are primary producers, they need to support safe, and reliable road transport to all road users particularly …

Improve the Federal Interstate Registration Scheme.

The ATA says keep federal interstate truck registration
The Chair of the Australian Trucking Association has stated that the trucking industry has plans to oppose the Government’s decision to increase the stamp duty burden imposed on operators by closing the Federal Interstate Registration Scheme.

The government has introduced legislation to parliament that will abolish the Federal Interstate Registration Scheme. This will remove all the stamp duty exemptions placed on the hardworking trucking operators who deliver Australia’s interstate trade and increase their tax burden.

Even though the government has proposed a *one-off* stamp duty exemption to existing Federal Interstate Registration Scheme vehicles, this exemption …

Australian Trucking Association, with Trucksafe

ATA joins the National Road Safety Partnership Programme
The latest to join the National Road Safety Partnership Programme is the Australian Trucking Association, with Trucksafe.

Safety has always been at the centre of the Australian Trucking Associations strategic agenda and is TruckSafe’s core business. This merger joins the Australian Trucking Association with the National Roads Safety Partnership Programme seamlessly. The NRSPP’s objective is to break down knowledge barriers to facilitate an information transfer across all industries to address managing risks and reducing the road toll.

Manager of the National Road Safety Partnership Programme Jerome Carslake has welcomed the Australian Trucking Association as it’s …

ProVia Wheel Speed Sensors

WABCO Develops New ProVia Wheel Speed Sensors
As trailer trucks have multiple wheels, it’s vital that they are all synchronised in their pace and function to ensure road safety.

This can be especially crucial when a driver moves from partial to all-wheel drive, or when the driver shifts gears. Wheel speed sensors are an essential part of this process. If a driver is looking for compliant truck parts in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, WABCO is a haven for ProVia wheel speed sensors. They come in 17 variants that cut across 105 of OEM trucks.

ProVia sensors guarantee full safety …

Another WABCO Update

WABCO Updates its ProVia Cab Levelling Valves
Over the years, WABCO has established itself as a quality supplier of truck parts. Since many consumers associate quality with high cost, WABCO took a step to assuage their concerns and make itself more accessible. In 2016, it introduced the ProVia line of high quality, low-cost vehicle parts. It offers the heavy vehicle industry premium parts at budget prices.

If you’re shopping for truck parts in Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne or Perth, you can access a reliable supply of ProVia cabin levelling valve. Their features include a safety guarantee and …

Premium Parts At Affordable Prices

WABCO Upgrades its ProVia Clutch Servos
While an increasing number of passenger vehicles are going automatic and electric, trucks still require manual operation. The weight, bulk, and complexity require a skilled driver who knows both the truck and the roads. And since the clutch is the centre of any manual vehicle, compliant clutch servos become a critical truck component.
When it comes to truck parts in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth or Adelaide, suppliers swear by ProVia clutch servos. This budget brand from WABCO offers superior quality and pocket-friendly prices. The clutch servos are consistent and universal, effortlessly fitting any truck brand. …

Commitment To Road Reform Is Finally Here

ATA Welcomes Road Reforms Engagement
Recently the Australian Government’s commitment to engaging with the trucking industry on road reforms was welcomed by Geoff Crouch, Chair of the Australian Trucking Association.

Mr Crouch stated – *Road reform is complex, and the Australian Trucking Association welcomes the Government’s commitment to engage with the industry – on the National Heavy Vehicle Charging Pilot*.

Initially, the pilot is due to run through to 2020 with a commitment to include the chance for heavy vehicle operators to both influence and test the system. Of course, there will be a range of issues that will need to be worked …

New to the Wabco Collection

Wabco Product Update
When it comes to trailers the ability to monitor a range of conditions and functions is important, after all, the goal of every truck owner is to reduce the costs associated with operating a truck while improving the efficiency of the truck on the road. Previously if you wanted to monitor a function, it was achieved by either a multi-purpose device, which was often difficult to use or through a trailer mounted device.

New to the Wabco collection is the Wabco Smartboard; this device combines all the functions of a range of trailer monitoring devices that were once …

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