Victorian livestock truckie Daniel Thomas just wanted answers to some basic questions. His employer of the past eight years was installing a Teletrac Navman EWD – the first of four systems now approved by the NHVR as voluntary alternatives to the paper work diary – but no one could allay Thomas’s concerns.
The NHVR has approved MTData’s Talon and Swift system, running on either a Samsung Galaxy Active Tab or Samsung Galaxy Active Tab 2, as a fourth Electronic Work Diary (EWD) option. Read more
Truckies already have two EWDs approved for use and now a third option will come into play within a matter of weeks.
Truckies now have a choice in how they record their work and rest hours, with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator approving the first Electronic Work Diaries (EWD) for use from December 1. Read more
Truckie Mike Williams, aka the Oz Trucker on Twitter, is well-known to Big Rigs readers as a regular feature columnist and popular host of the On the Road podcast. Below is an edited extract from his detailed submission to the Senate Inquiry into the importance of a viable, safe, sustainable and efficient road transport industry. Read more