General News

  • Jan16

    NEW Heavy Vehicle Pilot Licence

    By Cam Dumesny

    As of the 28 November 2016 Main Roads WA has introduced the new Heavy Vehicle Pilot Licence. All pilots wishing to operate in Western Australia are now required to obtain the new Heavy Vehicle Pilot Licence and transitional arrangements have been put in place for exiting WA Accredited Pilots. For further information please refer to Main Roads WA’s new Heavy Vehicle Pilots webpage. ...

  • Jan16

    GHS and ADG Code – Which Rules?

    By Cam Dumesny

    The Department of Mines and Petroleum’s (DMP) response to WARTA’s questions. General information on the introduction of the GHS is found on the website of Safe Work Australia at http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/whs-information/hazardous-chemicals/pages/hazardous-chemicals-other-substances The introduction of the GHS into Australia has no effect on the transport of...

  • Jan16

    RAV Mapping Tool Updated

    By Cam Dumesny

    The updated RAV Mapping tool is now available on the Main Roads website. The updates/enhancements include: Tri Drive Networks, Concessional Networks Oversize Road Train and B-double networks as selectable layers Road Train Assembly areas, Road houses, Truck Bays & parking bays A direct link is available from RAV categories to  the RAV mapping tool, LG boundaries and MRWA regional bo...

  • Jan16

    NEW ADG Code 7.5 Released

    By Cam Dumesny

    The Australian Dangerous Goods Code edition 7.5 was approved by the Transport and Infrastructure Council on 4 November and comes into effect on 1 March 2017. As with every new release of the ADG Code, there is a one year transition period and to comply with legislation you must be using 7.5 by the 1st of March 2018. 7.5 is now available for download on the NTC website here. All of the app...

  • Jan16

    Media Release: WA Road Transport Association Welcomes Decision on Roe 9

    By Cam Dumesny

    Key Points Western Australian Road Transport Association (WARTA) is the peak body representing road transport operators in WA. Brings certainty enabling investment decisions to be made. Balances local resident amenity with transport efficiency. Addresses the major productivity barrier at the port. The Western Australian Road Transport Association, the peak body for the WA road transport...