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    Australian Logistics Council - National Logistics Safety Code

    The NLSC is an industry based Code setting out clearly all participant’s responsibilities when they control or influence the movement of freight in the supply chain, particularly road transport laws and OH&S legislation. The NLSC has been developed by the ALC by the harmonisation of the Retail Logistics Supply Chain Code of Conduct with the Steel Code of Practice.

    The NLSC is the platform from which all industries can develop their own industry solution to best suit their needs whilst maintaining levels of consistency for all parties whatever supply chain. Further industry solutions are currently being assessed for suitable partnering with the NLSC.

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    Australian Steel Industry Logistics Safety Code

    The Australian Steel Industry Logistics Safety Code (PDF) (677 Kb)(ASI LSC) is designed to ensure that all participants are aware of their responsibilities in the supply chain when they control or influence the safe and legal carriage of freight.

    The purpose of this Code is to provide guidance to the Australian Steel Industry in relation to:

    Controlling, managing, operating and auditing of Heavy Vehicle road transport freight movements;
    Minimising the risk along the steel supply chain associated with freight movements; and
    Complying with the Chain of Responsibility legislation, which imposes liability for Heavy Vehicle offences on all people and / or businesses whose actions, inactions or demands influence conduct on the road as well as on-road parties such as Drivers and Carriers.

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    Motor Vehicle Insurance and Repair Industry Code of Conduct

    This is a voluntary national Code of Conduct that applies to all smash repairers and insurance companies that subscribe to it.

    This Code is intended to promote transparent, informed, effective and co-operative relationships between smash repairers and insurance companies based on mutual respect and open communication.

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    National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme

    The National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) was first offered to industry in 1999 as an alternative compliance scheme. It has since evolved as a formal process for recognising operators who have robust safety and other management systems in place.

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    Standards Australia

    Standards Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, recognised by the Australian Government as the peak non-government Standards body in Australia. Standards Australia develops internationally aligned Australian Standards® that deliver Net Benefit to Australia and is the Australian member of ISO and IEC.

    Standards Australia is the nation’s peak non-government Standards organisation. It is charged by the Commonwealth Government to meet Australia’s need for contemporary, internationally aligned Standards and related services.

    The work of Standards Australia enhances the nation’s economic efficiency, international competitiveness and contributes to community demand for a safe and sustainable environment.

    It leads and promotes a respected and unbiased Standards development process ensuring all competing interests are heard, their points of view considered and consensus reached.

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    Step by Step Guide to Buying a Truck

    Cheapest to buy is not always cheapest to run! Look at the big picture to get the best out of your truck investment

    The upfront cost of a small truck can be less than half of its overall cost when fuel, maintenance and other expenses are considered. Sometimes the least expensive truck can cost the most money in the long run if it uses too much fuel or needs a lot of maintenance. Investing a small amount of time up front to make the right choice can save you money.

    Good on fuel, good for the environment

    Buying an economical truck is a good result for the environment, but is also good for business. Using less fuel improves your bottom line and can improve the image of your business to your customers.

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    Test your tired self

    All motorists can take a fast, fun and interactive test at Test your tired self to see how tired they might be before driving. They can also find useful tips on what they need to do before getting behind the wheel to avoid driving tired.

    Fatigue-related behaviour

    Driver fatigue is one of the top three contributors to the road toll. Our research shows that fatigue can be as dangerous as other road safety issues, such as drink driving. But unlike drink driving, there are no laws regulating driver fatigue.

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    The International Bus Benchmarking Group

    The International Bus Benchmarking Group (IBBG) is a comprehensive programme of benchmarking urban bus operations. Currently the consortium is made up of 14 medium and large bus organisations located around the world. The group is jointly owned and driven by the members, with project management, administration, and research carried out by the Railway and Transport Strategy Centre at Imperial College London.

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    truckCare

    truckCare is the Australian Livestock Transport Industry’s independently-audited quality assurance program. The program is built around the quality assurance principles contained in international standards. It also uses hazard analysis of critical control points to manage risks. It offers customers, governments, the wider community and the trucking operator themselves confidence that the livestock transport task is being carried out professionally at all times. truckCare is designed to integrate with other quality programs across the Australian meat and livestock sector.

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    Trucksafe

    TruckSafe Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary company of the Australian Trucking Association. TruckSafe is a business and risk management system that is aimed at improving the safety and professionalism of trucking operators nation wide.

    It is an industry initiative, which delivers competitive advantages to accredited operators.

    TruckSafe accreditation is based on four key standards:

    1. Management – Aimed at ensuring that a trucking operator has a documented business system which covers each of the standards
    2. Maintenance – Aimed at ensuring vehicles and trailers are kept in a safe and roadworthy condition.
    3. Workplace and Driver Health – Aimed at ensuring that drivers are fit and healthy and Occupational Health and Safety requirements are met.
    4. Training – Aimed at ensuring that drivers are licensed, authorised and trained for the tasks, which they are undertaking.

    These are the minimum standards a trucking business should meet for it to be a safe, responsible operation. For operators, accreditation shows that they are meeting their due diligence and duty of care.

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