Updated Driver Work Diary Available from 1st Sept This Year

Reported by Zoe | 26 Aug, 2013

After the National Transport Commission (NTC) called for feedback in April 2013 on the proposed revisions to the driver work diary, an updated version of the diary is going to be released on the 1st September this year. The changes in the diary align it with the new fatigue regulations that were approved in March …

Freight Week 2-6 September 2013

Reported by Zoe | 18 Aug, 2013

NTC (National Transport Commission) Chief Executive and Commissioner, Paul Retter AM, will be one of the keynote speakers at Freight Week being held in Melbourne from 2nd to 6th September this year. An interactive forum as one of the key features of the week will be hosted by NTC to gain an understanding of the …

The New Centre for Fatigue Research is Welcomed by the NTC

Reported by Zoe | 20 Feb, 2013

The federal government recently announced the creation of the new Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Alertness, Safety and Productivity; the National Transport Commission (NTC) welcomes this news. Australia is already strong in sleep and alertness research and the new CRC will enable a collaborative approach with expert knowledge, state of the art technologies, and key …

NTC releases road safety program draft strategy

Reported by Haydee | 13 Sep, 2012

The National Transport Commission (NTC) released its National Road Safety Partnership Program draft strategy last week for public consultation. The strategy acknowledges the major role that industry can play in improving road safety in Australia. NTC Project Director, Dr Jeff Potter said that work-related road accidents in the country account for about 50 percent of …

Harmonisation of rail safety laws could force NSW train drivers to work longer hours

Reported by Haydee | 05 Mar, 2012

A plan to harmonise rail safety laws across Australia could force train drivers to work for more than 12 hours. Unions and the NSW government are opposing the proposal, which would throw out a reform stemming from the official inquiries into the Glenbrook and Waterfall train disasters. National Transport Commission’s draft statement which will be …

Draft regulatory impact statement on rail industry fatigue risk management, open for comment

Reported by Haydee | 01 Mar, 2012

Australians can now have their say on the proposed options for the consistent national regulation of the management of fatigue risk in the rail industry under the new Rail Safety National Law to commence in 2013. The National Transport Commission (NTC) has released a draft regulatory impact statement available for public comment which offers four …