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  • 21 Aug 2020 11:28 AM | Administration (Administrator)

    The Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) has been allocated heavy vehicle safety funding for the “Driving Heart Health” Project to improve the health and wellbeing of Australian truck drivers.   

    The project will be funded through the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) 2020 Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, provided by the Federal Government and as announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack and Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport earlier this month.

    Full Media Release

  • 21 Aug 2020 8:27 AM | Administration (Administrator)

    The service and maintenance of commercial vehicles can be costly, complex and time-consuming. To address these inefficiencies, EROAD has bundled all their services that reduce down-time and limit operating costs into one easy to use solution, called MyEROAD Fleet Maintenance.

    This comprehensive solution takes the hassle out of the complicated fleet maintenance process by centralising all vehicle service and maintenance information in one place, providing automated service scheduling based on time lapsed, distance travelled or engine hours, plus a full service-history archive.

    Find out more



  • 13 Aug 2020 6:00 PM | Lisa Acret (Administrator)
  • 13 Aug 2020 1:55 PM | Lisa Acret (Administrator)

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    The Goondiwindi Regional Council have secured funding from the Department of Employment Small Business and Training through the Regional Skills Investment Strategy funding to run Livestock Handling Workshops. 

    The one day workshops are being held in Goondiwindi on:
    Saturday 22 August, Sunday 23 August and Monday 24 August.

    To secure your place, please contact Sam Noon (Goondiwindi Regional Council) 0428 819 932 or snoon@grc.qld.gov.au.  Numbers are strictly limited and limited to *Eligibility: Those wishing to participate must be employed by, or operate a livestock business based within the Goondiwindi Local Government Area.

    Background
    The QTA have been involved in this project along with TLI Connect and Fraser's Livestock Transport who were all interested in up-skilling people working in the livestock transport industry in the region to increase the understand how to safely and efficiently manage livestock as well as promote animal handling practices within the supply chain. 


  • 13 Aug 2020 11:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Back in April 2018, QTA CEO Gary Mahon gave evidence at the Queensland Parliamentary Transport and Public Works Committee about the Heavy Vehicle National Law and other legislation amendments.  He provided strong arguments for amendments that significantly affect the Road Freight industry.

    He made particular mention of the proposed amendment to the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 (TORUM Act) which would allow the registered owner of a motor vehicle to be notified of any driving offences committed in their vehicle by another person.

    QTA can now advise that the Driver Offence Notification (DON) System is a reality with the announcement of the TMR offence notification system for registered vehicle owners.  Registered operators of vehicles currently only receive notifications of camera detected offences committed in their vehicle/s.   The DON system will expand notifications to include on road offences (see below).  

    This is of significant benefit for the road freight industry in Queensland and the QTA has lead advocacy for this amendment on your behalf for several years. 

    How will the Driver Offence Notification (DON) system work?
    Registered operators of Queensland registered vehicles will be notified of roadside traffic offences that are committed by people using their vehicle/s.   Registered owners will receive a Driver Offence Notification (DON).

    What offences will be included?
    The DON service will include traffic infringement notices (fines), that are issued roadside by the Queensland Police Ser
    vice or TMR Transport Inspectors, such as speeding, illegal mobile phone use, heavy vehicle related fatigue and excess mass, dimension and loading offences. 
     
    What offences are not currently included?
    Some offences involving court processes, such as drink or drug driving and unlicensed driving will not be included. However, TMR is investigating options to include these types of offences in the DON service at a later stage.


    What information will you receive?

    When you receive a Driver Offence Notification, it will let you know the following:

    • the name of the person who committed the offence
    • what the offence was
    • time, date, and location of the offence
    • description of the vehicle.
    A Driver Offence Notification is only sent for offences committed in Queensland registered vehicles.

    How are the notifications sent?
    The notifications are sent to organisations by email as a courtesy to provide greater awareness of the unsafe driving behaviours of their employees and others and to support their chain of responsibility obligations.

    How to register for notifications?
    For businesses:
    https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/Road-safety-business-industry/Notification-of-a-driver-offence


    For individual owners:  Login to TMR My Account

    Need more information?
    Find out more about the Driver Offence Notification service, including the types of offences that will result in a notification.
     
    Process to manage notifications
    It is important that you make sure that have a system or process in place to manage this new information.  The system doesn’t need to be complex but you might want to ask yourself questions such as:
    • What am I going to do with this information when I get it?
    • Who is responsible for dealing with the information once we receive it?
    • Who will be responsible if that person is not available?
    • Finally, put it in writing so that anyone can understand your system or process

    Should employees be notified?
    Yes, employees should be notified. Any information supplied can be relied on as evidence should the offences also breach Company Policy. It is best practice that employees be made aware of this before any action is taken. Notification can be in writing (email, noticeboard posting) or in person (e.g. pre-start meeting/safety toolbox talk etc). It would also be reasonable to review any disciplinary related policies that provide a prescriptive list of what can be considered as evidence of a breach to include the Driver Offence Notices.


  • 20 Jul 2020 10:10 AM | Lisa Acret (Administrator)
  • 10 Jul 2020 1:56 PM | Administration (Administrator)

    Grays marketplace is conducting a no reserve auction of a top quality truck fleet due to business retirement.

    Brisbane, QLD, July 2020 Grays, Australia’s largest marketplace, is proud to offer the outstanding assets of Speedie Contractors, due to the imminent retirement of the owners. Speedie’s is an institution in Queensland, having been in continuous operation for over 60 years.

    Speedie’s is a second generation family business, currently run by brothers Simon and Timothy Knowles. From humble beginnings with a couple of 8 tonne tippers servicing local oil refineries, Speedie’s has flourished to become a leading heavy vehicle contractor in south-east Queensland.

    MEDIA RELEASE 

    To find out more about these assets, and to register for sale notifications, visit grays.com and search SPEEDIE.

    Press Enquiries:  To arrange an interview, please contact Terry Rowland from Grays on 0434 028 336, or email terry.rowland@grays.com.au

    ABOUT GRAYS

    Grays is the largest industrial and automotive e-commerce marketplace in Australia. Offering a huge range of consumer, commercial and industrial goods including rare and unique items. Grays is revolutionising how assets are being sourced, sold and purchased throughout the world. A best in class e-commerce platform and commitment to customer service makes buying and selling with Grays easy, efficient, fair and transparent. www.graysonline.com



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