WA: Bakery Accused of Allowing Long Hours for Delivery Drivers

Reported by Julia | 16 Sep, 2010

A bakery in Geraldton has been charged for failing to provide adequate rest breaks for its delivery drivers. WorkSafe is prosecuting the company for its alleged breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The safety watchdog alleges the company allowed its drivers to work for more than 17 hours a day during a 24-hour …

NTC Proposes Solution for Driver Fatigue

Reported by Julia | 28 Jul, 2010

Truck drivers may automatically lose demerit points for violating fatigue regulations under a proposal from the National Transport Commission (NTC). The suggestion has received lukewarm response from transport unions. The Australian Trucking Association’s Jill Lewis drivers could lose their licence if the proposal pushes through. “They automatically lose their job, they lose their income, they …

NSW: Fatigue Campaign for Long Distance Trucking Launched

Reported by Julia | 25 May, 2010

WorkCover is pushing to minimise fatigue in long-distance trucking. WorkCover has launched a campaign in recognition that fatigue is a relevant safety and health risk for the 36,000 NSW truckers. According to WorkCover, everyone involved in long-distance freight transport has a role in reducing the risks of fatigue, whether he is a driver, employer, carrier, …