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WorkSafe focus on traffic management

Pia Duxbury Tuesday, 01 August 2017 15:27

A proactive inspection program looking at safety in plant and plant movement in the retail and transport industries has found improvements in some areas, but areas of concern in others.

The inspection program was conducted throughout the 2016/17 financial year in Perth and regional areas of the State, focusing on plant and plant movement risk factors in the retail and transport industries.

Vehicle Standards Update - Heavy Vehicles

Pia Duxbury Tuesday, 01 August 2017 14:22

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has published a revised version of Vehicle Standards Bulletin (VSB) 6: National Code of Practice for Heavy Vehicle Modifications.

The revised version has been determined as Version 3. The NHVR will now commence work to implement the revised standard nationally from 1 September 2017.

PBS Certifier Application Process

Pia Duxbury Tuesday, 01 August 2017 14:13

Further to the correspondence sent on 10 July 2017 inviting interested persons to consider becoming a Performance Based Standards (PBS) Certifier, please refer to the following information relating to the application process.

Perth Airport Parking Fees

Pia Duxbury Tuesday, 01 August 2017 13:36

The MTAWA did advise Perth Airport that it would be helpful in future to have a longer lead time of any changes, especially in relation to price increases as operators have contracts in place with their customers and require adequate lead times to make necessary changes to accommodate price increases.  Perth Airport apologised for the late notice which was as a consequence of a number of internal procedures.

As members will have noted, there have been some changes and price increases for SCV card holders at Perth Airport which came into effect on 1 July 2017.

MTAA responds on 'carbon tax' proposal

Pia Duxbury Thursday, 13 July 2017 14:48

The Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) has responded to the federal government’s proposal to put a tax on sales of vehicles based on their emissions footprint.

MTAA says a carbon tax is an extreme measure that would “significantly impact consumers” and “destabilise an industry reeling from unprecedented change”.

Over 13% of WA heavy vehicle have defects.

Pia Duxbury Monday, 10 July 2017 12:48

Main Roads WA conducted a survey of the WA Heavy Vehicle Fleet between Steptember 2017 and January 2017.  The survey included a range of heavy vehicle types from rigid trucks to road trains, as well as plant equipment and special purpose vehicles such as cranes.  The survey inspection target was 1,500 vehicles, which were selected randomly across the state.

AIS Tender Opportunity - Midwest

MTA Super Admin Monday, 10 July 2017 08:58

Application for Appointment as an Agent to Perform Light and/or Heavy Vehicle Inspection Services for the Midwest Region

The Department of Transport is inviting applications for suitably qualified businesses with established premises to provide inspection services for light and/or heavy vehicles in the Midwest Region here:

IDR - Fairer Dealings with Insurers

Pia Duxbury Wednesday, 05 July 2017 15:23

AMBRA chairman Jeff Williams has made the following announcement about the new Internal Dispute Resolution (IDR) builder which aims to make pursuing Code of Conduct breaches both faster and easier.

"As the Chairman of AMBRA I am pleased to release the newly revamped IDR forms for industry use. The new format allows for a national approach to be deployed enabling fairer treatment of repairers in their dealings with insurers as per the Motor Vehicle Insurance and Repairers Code of Conduct," Williams said.

AMBRA urges repairers to read IAG's new terms carefully

Pia Duxbury Wednesday, 05 July 2017 15:14

AMBRA chairman Jeff Williams is urging repairers who work for IAG to read the revised terms of authority very carefully.

"After much discussion through meetings with IAG in Melbourne and Sydney a revised terms of authority, which will come into effect from 1 July 2017, has been published and distributed by IAG," Williams said. "The new revised terms represents a change from those proposed on 1 March 2017, moving towards a rebalanced approach for the industry.

Consumer Protection to audit dealerships

Pia Duxbury Wednesday, 05 July 2017 14:31

A “thorough audit” of West Australian car dealerships will be done by Consumer Protection WA after a Perth man was told he was liable for nearly $16,000 in damages for crashing a car on a test drive.

Test drive insurance processes across WA will be studied in coming months as a result of the incident, the West Australian reports.

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