NHVR Roadworthiness Baseline Survey

Over August and September 2016 the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) will conduct the  National Roadworthiness Baseline Survey (NRBS) which will sample approximately 9,000 of Australia's 520,000 heavy vehicles, including rigid, semi-trailer, B-doubles, road trains, buses, plant and equipment   The…

Speed Restrictions on Monash Freeway

VicRoads is trialing a 90 km/h speed limit for trucks (over 4.5 tonnes) along a 10 kilometre section of the Monash Freeway, between Huntingdale Road in Mount Waverley and Jacksons Road in Noble Park. The trial started 25 August and…

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…

Fairer penalties under proposed framework

The National Transport Commission (NTC) says truck drivers will be treated more fairly under changes to the penalties framework in the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL). NTC CEO Paul Retter said the proposed changes will improve consistency across penalties and…

NTC to focus on productivity

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has announced it will examine new ways to boost the productivity of Australia’s transport networks as part of its new work program. The new NTC work program also identifies some longer-term reform directions identified in consultation…

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…