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29 November 2013

The NTC has released its draft regulatory impact statement for the 2014 heavy vehicle charges determination. This statement sets out options for improving the current charging system. For more information, read this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.

22 November 2013

Trucking operators should check their trucks and prime movers to confirm that applying their park brake activates the spring brakes on any connected trailers. Trucking operators should only purchase vehicles where applying the park brake activates the spring brakes on connected trailers. For more information, read this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.

15 November 2013

Australia’s governments will consider requiring all new heavy vehicle trailers carrying dangerous goods to be fitted with electronic stability control, following a decision by transport ministers today. For more information, read this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.

08 November 2013

Registrations are now open for Trucking Australia 2014, the ATA’s national event where operators can have their say and make a difference to the industry. For more information, read this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.

01 November 2013

More than 200 delegates attended the 2013 PACCAR and Dealer TMC held in Docklands, Melbourne from Monday to Wednesday this week. For more information, read this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.

25 October 2013

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator should require trucking operators to inspect brake pads and push rod extensions weekly or fortnightly, a Victorian coroner has recommended. For more information, read this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.

18 October 2013

The NSW Minister for Roads and Ports, Duncan Gay, has asked the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator to review the effectiveness of NHVAS, following a fatal accident involving a Cootes Transport tanker in Sydney. For more information, read this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.

11 October 2013

The ATA’s CEO, Stuart St Clair, has called for all operators to prioritise maintenance in their business. For more information, read this week’s edition of the Friday Facts.

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