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Who really owns your Fatigue Management Certificate?

Here at AFM we have had a number of queries from drivers who are changing jobs, regarding their Fatigue Management Certificate. In particular one driver was told that his Certificate belonged to the Company and as he was leaving the Company he would have to redo the course and get another Certificate. Nothing could be

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Going East Pt. 2

In Going East Pt. 1 we touched on the requirements of employers if they wished to work their drivers for extended hours in Eastern States. As we said, the employer needs to be a part of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) and hold accreditation for whatever work and rest option they have chosen.

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Checking Driver Diaries

It seems that there are still many companies that are not taking compliance with the Heavy Vehicle National Laws seriously. Instead of checking the diary pages that are handed in by the driver, they are simply given to an untrained clerk to enter into the system. Drivers diary pages cannot be treated as just paperwork

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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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