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2016

Dec 8 2016

New partnership between the Alertness CRC and NTC designed to examine heavy vehicle driver fatigue

In a first for the Australian heavy vehicle industry, a new partnership between the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC) and the National Transport Commission (NTC), will, through a combination of rigorous field and laboratory-based research, evaluate the impacts of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) on heavy vehicle driver fatigue.

Dec 6 2016

New rules to help businesses transport dangerous goods safely

The National Transport Commission (NTC) is encouraging industry and business owners to prepare for the launch of edition 7.5 of the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail, which will come into effect on 1 March 2017.

Nov 25 2016

New rail safety workers standard released

Transport ministers approved the revised National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers at the Transport and Infrastructure Council meeting on 4 November 2016. The revised standard will come into effect on 1 February 2017.

Nov 22 2016

A step closer to national automated vehicle trials

Technology developers, vehicle manufacturers, transport policy makers and the wider Australian community have been asked to consider options for national guidelines to support automated vehicle trials.

Nov 11 2016

A roadmap of reform for automated vehicle regulation

Ministers at last week’s Transport and Infrastructure Council meeting agreed to a series of reform initiatives over the next 24 months designed to facilitate increased testing and trialling of more automated vehicles.

Nov 10 2016

Heavy vehicle charges to remain on hold

Heavy vehicle operators will see no increase in registration and road user (fuel) charges in 2017-18, after transport ministers last week agreed to continue the ‘freeze revenue’ approach originally agreed by them in November 2015.

Oct 28 2016

Have your say on the Load Restraint Guide

The NTC is working closely with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator to review the current edition of the Load Restraint Guide and we are seeking your feedback on how the guide can be improved.

Oct 13 2016

NTC releases possible new scenarios for Australia’s transport future

How Australia’s transport system might work in the lead up to the year 2040 is shown in a series of snapshots which reveal the transformational impact of factors like automated vehicles, better real-time data and analytics, more riding sharing and changes in consumer preferences.

Sep 1 2016

Updated driver medical standards from 1 October 2016

Australians, their doctors and other health professionals will have better guidance on whether they are safe to drive thanks to updated medical guidelines contained the new edition of Assessing Fitness to Drive for commercial and private vehicle drivers.

May 13 2016

Heavy vehicle driver fatigue data final report released

The National Transport Commission (NTC) today released the Heavy Vehicle Driver Fatigue Data Final Report which was endorsed by the Transport and Infrastructure Senior Officials Committee (TISOC) earlier this month.

Last Updated: 14/2/2017