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This tax time the ATO really wants people to know what they’re eligible to claim before lodging their tax return, so to help with this the ATO have designed a poster that specifically addresses common work-related expenses for truck drivers.
The ATO would like you to share this poster with your networks, and for people to print it out and display in their offices, break rooms or common staff areas.
QTA Platinum Partner Sparke Helmore Lawyers provide a timely reminder to employers to report workplace health and safety incidents.
The objective of the HVRA app is to enable immediate access of rest area information that may assist to improve the health and wellbeing of heavy vehicle drivers. This may contribute to reducing fatigued-related crashes.
Venue: TMR's Customer Experience Lab at 41 George Street (Mineral House) Brisbane.
If you would like to attend one or more of the drop-in sessions please RSVP via email at HVRestAreas@tmr.qld.gov.au or by telephone on 3066 2197.
Testing Within Government (TWiG) innovation program
The development of the HVRA app for the Department of Transport and Main Roads is part of Advance Queensland's Testing Within Government (TWiG) innovation program which supports Queensland's Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to improve the positioning of their ICT products to address business problems, while collaborating with the Queensland Government. For more information on the TWiG program, see http://advance.qld.gov.au/small-business/twig.aspx
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is committed to keeping traffic moving on the Pacific Motorway (M1) now and into the future.
The M1 between Brisbane and the Gold Coast is Queensland’s busiest road with more than 148,000 vehicles each day, including around 12,000 heavy vehicles.
To improve traffic flow and safety for all drivers, M1 lane restrictions for trucks over 4.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Mass start from 1 August 2017. In a 60 kilometre section of the M1 between Springwood (Exit 20) and Robina (Exit 82 Southbound and Exit 79 Northbound), trucks will be restricted to travelling in the left two lanes only.
Not only will this improve travel times and safety on the M1 now, it will also prepare our busiest road for one of the biggest events in Queensland – the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games from 4 to 15 April.
During the Games, thousands of spectators will attend events on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, and many will be relying on the M1 to get there safely and on time.
Introducing lane restrictions for trucks is the first of a suite of initiatives designed to maximise capacity and improve the reliability of the M1 during the Games.
Truck lane restrictions on the M1 will be a permanent change to the way trucks use the motorway. The restrictions will apply to vehicles over 4.5 tonne, 24 hours a day, even in slow or stopped traffic. Trucks will be permitted to overtake other vehicles, if it is safe to do so, but they must not travel outside the left two lanes to do so. A truck can use the right hand lane if they must do so to avoid an obstruction.
Penalties will apply from 1 August 2017, with fines for individuals of $126 and three demerit points, or $630 for businesses.
Variable Message Signs on the M1 have started promoting the implementation of trucks use left lanes from 1 August 2017. This will give truck drivers ample time to prepare for the change.
An extensive signage scheme denoting the lane restriction zones will be installed before August 2017.
For further information, visit the Transport and Main Roads website at www.tmr.qld.gov.au and search under ‘Business and Industry’ for ‘heavy vehicles’.
Register for this year's WHSQ Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference, which explores future workplace trends and their impact on safety and return to work. This full-day conference is perfect for those on the frontline of work health and safety and rehab and return to work.
The conference will feature high profile keynote speakers including Bernard Salt, Rob Hanson, Nigel Collin and Mark Griffin.
Get in quick – early bird discount is available until 31 July!
The latest issue of the QTA Transporter E-News (Issue 15) includes the following articles:
1. Latest News from the Queensland Trucking Association
2. WorkCover Premium Announcement
3. TMR Heavy Vehicle Access Management System Cancelled
4. National Harmonisation Program (NHP) Update
5. News from the National Transport Commission
6. ATA Announce Cummins South Pacific Scholarship Winners
7. Government Media Releases
8. Toowoomba Second Range Crossing - Warrego Highway, Helidon Spa - Expect Delays
9. Traffic Counter Installation - St George and Roma
10. rt Health Private Health Plan for QTA Members
11. Is your Organisation ready to take the Safety Leadership Challenge?
12. EOFY Offer from QTA Silver Partner - Alcolizer Technology: Get a bonus personal EC breathalyser with an LE5 purchase
13. Calendar of Events
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The latest issue of the QTA Transporter E-News - Special Qld State Budget 2017-18 (Issue 14) includes the following articles:
1. From the CEO's Desk
2. Palaszczuk Government strategy helps hundreds of Qld Small Businesses
3. Major Projects deliver jobs for Queensland
4. More comprehensive read...
5. Calendar of Events
The latest issue of the QTA Transporter E-News (Issue 13) includes the following articles:
1. From the CEO’s Desk
2. QTA Members named as 2017 National Trucking Industry Award Finalists
3. QTA Members named as 2017 National Trucking Industry Award Finalists
4. ATA and ALC Join Forces to Improve Safety Outcomes
5. ATA Lobbies for the Industry at Parliament House (Canberra)
6. TruckSafe Operators Shine in National Roadworthiness Health Check
7. Fatigue Management Training Review Update
9. Australian Supplier Payment Code
10. Government Media Releases
11. Freight Transport & Logistics Industry Symposium: SE Qld South Region
12. Seminar Invitation by Platinum Partner - Sparke Helmore Lawyers
13. Notice from NSW RMS
14. Heart of Australia
15. QTA’s Calendar of Events 2017
The latest issue of the QTA Transporter News Brief (Issue 12) includes the following articles:
2. Government Media Statements
3. New CoR Information Session by the NHVR to be Held in Rockhampton and Longreach
4. Funding Grants for Women’s Leadership Development
5. Queensland Government announces new Criminal Offence, ‘Negligence causing Death
6. Enter the 2017 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards
7. Working with the Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee
8. Industry Articles of Interest
9. Australian Guidelines for Automated Vehicle Trials Invite Nationwide Testing of New-Era Technology
10. Port Drive Upgrade – Changed Traffic Conditions and Detours from 25th May
11. QTA Platinum Partner Golf Day – Registrations Now Open
12. QTA’s Calendar of Events 2017 | Staff Contacts Details | 2017 QTA Board of Directors