February 2015

  • Feb6

    Implementation of Chain of Responsibility Legislation

    By WARTA Admin

    Implementation of Chain of Responsibility Legislation – The Department of Transport has advised the new road transport regulations have been finalised and gazetted and will take effect from 27 April 2015. There are four new sets of regulations and these are accessible on the State Law Publisher’s website.

  • Feb9

    NEW ROAD TRAUMA REPORT RELEASED BY BITRE

    By WARTA Admin

    The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) has this week released a new report on the impact of road trauma in Australia. The report investigates the full cost of road trauma, as well as assessing strategies to reduce the impact of road trauma through infrastructure and intersection upgrades, mobile phone use protocols and autonomous emergency braking.

  • Feb5

    NTC HEAVY VEHICLE ROADWORTHINESS PROGRAM – FOR CONSULTATION

    By WARTA Admin

    The National Transport Commission (NTC) has released the Heavy Vehicle Roadworthiness Program Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) – January 2015 for public comment and feedback. To view the RIS, please visit the NTC website at www.ntc.gov.au

  • Feb5

    FREE Transport Operator Information Seminar

    By WARTA Admin

    FREE Transport Operator Information Seminar Fremantle Ports and the WA Road Transport Association, with support from Main Roads WA, will be holding a FREE transport operator information seminar to help you prepare for Chain of Responsibility. Date: Thursday 12th March 2015 Time: 2:30pm – 5:00pm Venue: Royal Fremantle Golf Club, 359 High Street, Fremantle Cost: No charge, b

  • Feb5

    Satellite Phones a Must for Remote Work

    By WARTA Admin

      The Transport Workers Union (TWU) says a truck driver who became stranded on a roadside in remote Western Australia and died could have been saved if he’d been carrying more appropriate communications equipment. Clayton Miller was found dead about 20km from his bogged truck last week. He had been delivering tanks to a remote station in the state’s north-west and died searching