NATIONAL ROAD WORTHINESS SURVEY REPORT

2016 saw the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator undertake its first ever National Road worthiness Survey. The results of that survey are now available for download here. 2016 National roadworthiness survey

HEAVY VEHICLE MASS CHART

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has released a heavy vehicle mass chart which shows 39 common heavy vehicle combinations with details about weight limits, length and vehicle class.  This chart categorises vehicles into six groups. A great tool -…

Changes To Heavy Vehicle Driver Medical Standards

A new edition of the "Assessing Fitness to Drive for Commercial Vehicle Drivers" will be in place from 1 October 16.  Changes have been made to the following criteria: Cardiovascular Diabetes Hearing Neurological Conditions Vision and Eye Disorder   The…

Reduce your supply chain costs

To reduce supply chain costs and improve the freight process, Fred’s use Freight 2020. Freight 2020 is a web-based software program that manages all aspects of the delivery process. The result is a streamlined communication process, which dramatically reduces the…

Fuel Tax Indexation Changes

The Government’s decision to reintroduce fuel tax indexation will not affect the net fuel price paid by  trucking operators, the Chief Executive of the Australian Trucking Association, Stuart St Clair, said following last week's budget. Therefore, it the changes are…

Preparing for Electronic Work Diaries

In October, the National Transport Commission released Preparing Australia for Electronic Work Diaries Regulatory Issues Paper. The Paper which closed for public comment early this month support the EWD Pilot conducted by NSW Roads and Maritime Services for Transport for…

Fred’s expand freight capacity

Like all freight companies, Fred’s is always on the lookout for experienced and reliable drivers to join the team. Over the past six months we have substantially grown our sub-contractor network through a targeted online marketing and recruitment campaign. If…