OUR CARBON NEUTRAL JOURNEY
IT'S TAX TIME! HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR TRUCK DRIVERS
In September this year, we were delighted to be awarded the Green Rhino Award for Excellence in Sustainability at the Dubbo Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.
This award comes almost 4 years after Transforce Bulk Haulage became the very first certified carbon neutral road transport company in Australia. As such, the Award provided a unique opportunity for us to reflect upon our carbon neutral journey and to refocus our direction heading into our fifth year of carbon neutrality.
WHAT YOU NEED TO LOOK OUT FOR IN THE 2016 ELECTION CAMPAIGN
Yes, it's that time of the Year - again.
Most wage and salary earners, and those involved in small businesses, are well aware of the requirements surrounding the timely submission of their annual tax return. It can be a time that is spent frantically trying to locate receipts and records that were hurriedly stashed in a drawer in the hope that they'd be easier to find some months later.
For long distance truck drivers, who spend many nights of the year away from their homes, the task of record keeping can be made even more difficult.
THE DEMISE OF THE ROAD SAFETY REMUNERATION TRIBUNAL
July 2 is looming and if you are involved in the road transport industry there are a number of things we should all be looking out for, most importantly, the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2016 RSRO
Earlier this year, we wrote about the release of the Road Safety Remuneration Order that implemented mandated minimum rates of pay for sub contractor owner drivers.
A lot has happened in that short time. For one thing, the RSRT was abolished by an Act of Federal Parliament on the 18 April 2016.
In the time that followed after the Order was released, a legal and political storm erupted which ultimately led to the abolition of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal – along with the scrapping of the Orders decreed under its banner.
EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY: HOW TO UNDERSTAND YOUR ROLE IN THE CHAIN OF RESPONSIBILITY
Last year, on December 18, the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal issued the Road Safety Remuneration Order (or RSRO) to address the issue of minimum payments for contractor drivers.
Due to take effect from Monday, April 4 2016, this is the first time there will be set national minimum payments for certain contractor drivers in the road transport industry. More specifically, in the distribution of goods for sale or hire or long distance operations in the private road transport industry.
Did all those formalities just go straight over your head? No worries.
WATCH OUT! TRAINS ARE ABOUT. BE LEVEL CROSSING SAFE THIS HARVEST SEASON.
Chain of responsibility legislation, or COR as it is commonly referred to, is a major legislative requirement for anyone utilising road transport to move freight.
Whilst the term COR is often referred to in road transport circles, many people remain unclear of what COR actually is and what it actually does.
MAKE SURE YOUR PROPERTY IS TRUCK-READY THIS HARVEST
With the 2015 grain harvest about to get into full swing, now is an ideal time to get familiar with the safety issues around railway level crossings.
Railway lines and level crossings which would ordinarily see very few, if any, trains throughout much of the year can suddenly experience higher volumes of train movements as grain is moved in bulk around the country.
his post discusses some of the main considerations for those involved with the 2015 grain harvest - especially with respect to the use of road transport to move grain off farm.
There are many compliance related aspects when it comes to the movement of goods and commodities by road.
There are also substantial penalties for breaching the rules and regulations which govern road transport, so it is worthwhile taking the time to ensure you have a good grasp on exactly what is required. In fact the law requires you to have a good grasp on your requirements and obligations.