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TLIE3028 – Complete a Work Diary in the Road Transport Industry

For a non-compulsory course, Completing a Work Diary continues to break new records as Company’s and drivers see the value in obtaining additional training and information regarding diary completion and penalties. The course goes beyond rest and work times and covers such things as travelling interstate, base locations, time zones, correct completion, corrections, what to

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Going East Pt. 1

We receive a number of requests from WA drivers for a copy of their Fatigue Management certificate and in many cases it turns out that in fact they have not done the course with us. WA has their own Fatigue Management system and drivers are required to do their training with http://fatigue.safetyline.wa.gov.au/  Unfortunately many are

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The difference between TLIF1007c and TLIF2010

Another of the many questions we receive at AFM is drivers asking whether their old certificate TLIF1007C is valid and what is the difference between that qualification and the current TLIF2010. Firstly we need to be clear on one thing. There is no difference between the course content of TLIF2010, the previous TLIF2010A and the

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Counting Time – When does it reset?

A recent article in Big Rigs surveyed a number of drivers regarding Fatigue Management. By far the biggest issue seemed to be about having to stop for 7 hours when “I don’t feel tired”. If the complaints are about the 7 hour rest time, then they must also be about not being able to work

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How far back in your log book can inspectors go?

This is a great question and the answer would depend very much on the circumstances at the time. As you know, under the HVNL you are required to keep 28 days of diary entries in the vehicle with you at all times. If you are a new driver and don’t have 28 days, then you

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Two-up drivers rest breaks

While two-up drivers must never exceed the working hours mandated by their particular work/rest option, there are no set short rest requirements for drivers operating in a BFM two-up arrangement. In other words, you do not have to take a break after or within the first 6 ¼ hours and so on. However, it is

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Legal Notes by David King-Christopher BA MJ LLb (Hons)

Just a brief note which you may want to use to update your driver fatigue and work diary entry policies if you need to. I recently ran a plea concerning driver fatigue that was originally 255 Company and Director offences for failure to have in place adequate policies, procedures and checking-systems to ensure drivers did

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When is an Exemption not an Exemption?

Under the HVNL, there are some circumstances where you can be exempted from keeping a work diary. Two of the most common ones you will meet are the 100 km exemption and the National Primary Production Work Diary Exemption.This exemption relates to primary production and is known as the National Primary Production Work Diary Exemption.

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Going West?

For drivers based in the Eastern States there has been little if any information provided about what happens if you go to Western Australia or the Northern Territory. Eastern States training in Fatigue Management aligns directly with the National Heavy Vehicle Law or NHVL. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, the NHVL

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Road Transport Lawyers Providing Guidance on Technical Subjects

Providing our customers with the best information is important to AFM.  We are proud to have David King-Christopher BA MJ LLb (Hons) working with us to cover some of the tricky legal stuff in our newsletter. David will be contributing some blogs regarding the legal implications of issues that affect drivers every day. While having

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