As a former operator myself, we all know there has been two speeds in the transport industry during this pandemic.
Did you know that traffic injury is the biggest killer of Australian children under 15 and the second-biggest killer of all Australians aged between 15 and 24? Every year, approximately 1200 people are killed and another 44,000 are seriously injured on Australian roads.
We all need to work towards lowering the rate of fatalities and serious injuries on Australian roads, and that’s why this is a core priority for the Government, and why the Budget is funding $2 billion towards road safety initiatives, continuing efforts to reduce road trauma in Australia.
As Australia’s economy tries to adjust to a new normal after the emergence of Covid19, businesses are facing many new challenges. Our clients have seen that these changes have had both positive and negative impacts on the transport industry’s safety culture.
The NorthConnex tunnel is claimed to be a ‘game changer’ by a vast number of politicians wheeled out to sing the tunnel’s praises. Read more
I read this on LinkedIn, “Behind every woman is a circle of other women who have her back.” and it annoyed me so much, it makes it sound as though men don’t have our back. Read more
Despite a surge of disquiet among operators and peak bodies over the inadequate driver licensing standards in Australia, Austroads appears not to share the same sense of urgency for change.
Autonomous emergency braking, or AEBS, is a technology that provides truck drivers with a warning and then applies emergency braking if it detects an impending collision with a car, bus, truck or trailer in the same lane.
For possibly the first time in the last three years I have really struggled to put the column together this time. This may be because I have had to work from home for the last several weeks and the only human interaction I have had is via Teams, Zoom, Skype and the telephone except for the occasional drop off of coffee and office supplies.
The sh*t shovel hangs on a tree at a well-used rest area in Mount Boyce NSW. It highlights the problems of rest areas that line haul truck drivers face.