Australasian Transport News (ATN)

IF THE CAP FITS...

Sometimes, like missing the forest for the trees, it’s too easy to get hung up with the complexity of technology and miss the simple expediency it can provide.

Add to this another saying – prevention is better than cure – and you have the rails on which a Queensland truck driver safety trial is being built.

The aspect ATN was introduced to in March is part of the two-year Heavy Vehicle Safety Around Ports (HVSAP) project flagged in December, focused on fatigue.

It is centred on SmartCap technology, and is a coalescing of pleasingly Australian insight, intelligence and compassion on several levels.

Born of a need to head off a nasty spike in trucking fatalities around the port in 2017 and driven by the Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) and the Port of Brisbane (POB), it seeks to make an undeniable case to policy-makers that there is a better way to approach fatigue prevention than the one formulated nearly a century ago.

In the digital tech scheme of things, Queensland-born SmartCap and its technology is venerable – some 15 years from founding to its present multinational and multi-industry position.

The simplicity mentioned belies its modernity – given it is

Vous lisez un aperçu, inscrivez-vous pour en lire plus.

Plus de Australasian Transport News (ATN)

Australasian Transport News (ATN)8 min de lecture
Keep On Pushing On
“It’s no good promising a customer something if you know you can’t do it.” This simple philosophy comes from Sharon Middleton, a powerhouse individual within the road transport scene who requires several paragraphs to describe her achievements. In co
Australasian Transport News (ATN)11 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Shock Of The New
While it might seem electric trucks have had at least a decade to prove their worth in Australia, the reality is that the country is only starting a journey that will be decades in the making. Certainly, a few test vehicles found their way into a cou
Australasian Transport News (ATN)3 min de lecture
Lack Of Proper Connexion
WARREN CLARK is CEO of the National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) questioned Transport for NSW back in August of this year to address our concerns regarding the mandatory use of the NorthConnex