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MAN Truck & Bus was one of the first European commercial vehicle manufacturers to successfully put e-mobility on the road together with its customers. MAN is now following up with a small production run of the MAN TGM 26.360 E LL distribution truck. The vehicle is being built at the MAN plant in Steyr, Austria.

Innovative use of technology can now predict where road crashes may occur, enabling more efficient interventions.

Industry’s submission that farmers, not truck drivers, should be responsible for correctly tagging their animals to safeguard New Zealand’s biosecurity has been heard and acted on, Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett says.

The Australian Trucking Association has welcomed the release of new global road safety guidelines that highlight the importance of upholding strong safety standards, fair payments for small businesses, improving truck rest areas, driver training and road safety.

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Celebrating diversity was the key to the New Zealand Road Transport Industry Awards at a gala dinner at Wairakei Resort during September, with three of the five awards going to women.

Most organisations or PCBUs (persons conducting a business or undertaking) are aware of their obligations in keeping their workers safe at work. Transport organisations consider vehicles, journeys, work hours, and so on.

The Institute of Road Transport Engineers of New Zealand held its biennial conference in Rotorua in August. The theme this year was Technology and Infrastructure, arguably the two most pertinent topics of the day.

I have been asked by a reader to discuss the relationship between the chain of responsibility provisions in the Land Transport Act 1998 (LTA) and the obligations on employers in the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA).