Why Vehicle Weighing is Essential When it Comes to Chain of Responsibility

2018-12-06T17:19:22+00:00 5th September 2017|

Overloading a vehicle can result in some heavyweight legal action – and it’s not just the drivers or vehicle owners who will be liable. Under the Chain of Responsibility (COR) Legislation, everyone in the transport supply chain shares equal responsibility for ensuring that vehicles comply with the road laws and anyone in that supply chain can be held legally liable for breaches. From company directors, the person or company commissioning the carrying of goods, packers and drivers to the… Read More

Why you need an overload warning system for your truck

2018-12-07T12:50:05+00:00 15th August 2017|

Since the introduction of Chain of Responsibility Legislation (CoR) – which recognises that the vehicle driver is not the only person to be held responsible for driving an overloaded vehicle, but rather that multiple parties may be responsible for offences committed by the drivers and operators of heavy vehicles and that legal liability applies to all parties for their actions or inactions – it has become almost mandatory for commercial vehicle operators to install overload warning s… Read More

The Key Advantages of an On-board Weighing System

2018-12-07T12:55:38+00:00 11th July 2017|

Operating a successful business means operating at maximum efficiency. Anything less means there is the potential for wastage and losses, such as time. Ultimately any losses in your business equate to an unwanted reduction on your profit margins, so when running an efficient transport or logistics service, investing in an on-board weighing system can pay dividends in the long run. More Efficient Use of Space An on-board weighing system will help to ensure that each truck is loaded to its optimum… Read More

Changes in weighing legislation and implications for forklift fleet operators

2018-12-07T13:00:20+00:00 6th June 2017|

Changes to weighing legislation, such as the recent Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws in Australia and the forthcoming global SOLAS (Safety Of Lives At Sea) regulations have had repercussions for forklift fleet operators. Both laws require the verification of weights with serious consequences in the event of a transgression. The new Chain of Responsibility legislation recognises that multiple parties may be responsible for offences committed by the drivers and operators of heavy vehicles and le… Read More

Don’t Risk A Fine – Ensure Your Trucks Aren’t Overloaded By Installing An Onboard Weighing System

2018-12-07T13:03:05+00:00 17th May 2017|

When loading trucks, vans, trailers or any other bulk transport vehicles, it’s vital that the correct loading limits are adhered to if you are to avoid costly penalties. Fines are not only expensive, they also have a negative impact on productivity and business efficiency. Moreover, when an organisation consistently breaches legal limits, it can also result in reputational damage – the implications of which can be disastrous. These days, thanks to the advanced technology and clever engin… Read More

How Onboard Weighing Can Help You Meet Chain of Responsibility Requirements

2018-12-07T13:14:36+00:00 5th February 2017|

What is the Chain of Responsibility? If you consign, pack, load or receive goods as part of your business, you could be held legally liable for breaches of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) even though you have no direct role in driving or operating a heavy vehicle. This is the ‘Chain of Responsibility’ (COR). Therefore, under the Chain or Responsibility, everyone in the supply chain shares equal responsibility for complying with Heavy Vehicle National Law. So, if you have control over a… Read More

TruckWeigh Onboard Weighing System for Asphalt Dispensing Vehicle

2018-12-07T13:35:10+00:00 23rd July 2015|

AccuOnboard has installed another one of its TruckWeigh overload protection weighing systems to an asphalt dispensing vehicle for a prominent Queensland manufacturer of road maintenance plant. The asphalt truck itself was purchased by a South-East Queensland local council for use with typical road maintenance. Many local councils and State governments are very strong with complying with chain of responsibility legislation and meeting their obligations of health and safety towards their workers a… Read More