IPWEA FLEET Manager’s Column

By FLEET e-news posted 19 October 2020 17:09


By Rob Wilson – Director IPWEA FLEET

The Latest IPWEA FLEET Initiatives for the Fleet Community


IPWEA FLEET have been head down / tail up over recent months on a number of initiatives to support the fleet industry. I’ve highlighted a few below, but for more information go to our website.

Chain of Responsibility - IPWEA in conjunction with our compliance partner Latus hosted a Chain of Responsibility webinar for the Tasmanian division last week. The session was a timely reminder that Heavy Vehicle National Law and Chain of Responsibility compliance is not optional and that anyone who has influence over transport activity is responsible for safety on the road. There are a range of obligations, but of particular significance to fleet practitioners are those relating to vehicle standards, areas like fitness-for-purpose, speed limiting and road worthiness. Further information on COR can be found on the NHVR website and an overview is provided in this edition of Fleet intouch. IPWEA’s Chain of Responsibility Safety Management System (CORSaMS) is also available to help.

NSW Hydrogen project – IPWEA FLEET has been talking to NSW Government about it’s recently released Net Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020-2030. Interest in hydrogen is growing as a zero emission energy alternative, particularly in heavy vehicle and home-to-base type operations. The NSW Government is keen to hear about hydrogen projects in NSW, particularly with a transport focus. If you are developing a hydrogen project in NSW, consider filling out the Registration of Interest (ROI) form. The information will be used to support the design of NSW’s hydrogen initiative and shape the development of the hydrogen strategy. This initiative has the capacity to provide environmental benefits not only to NSW but more broadly across Australia.

IPWEA FLEET Professional Services - IPWEA has been a leader in Fleet Management since the inception of the IPWEA Fleet program back in 2002. The program commenced with the release of the Plant and Vehicle Management Manual Ed1 and has grown considerably since that time to provide a range of resources, services, training, management tools and events.

To provide further support to the fleet community, IPWEA now offer Fleet Professional Services. IPWEA FLEET Professional Services are designed to provide you with flexible additional resources and know-how to help you run an effective, efficient and convenient fleet operation.

Virtual Fleet Management Workshop - Given COVID-19 and its impact on travel and face to face meetings, IPWEA has decided to replace the normal series of one-day fleet management workshops around regional centres and capital cities with a Virtual Fleet Management Workshop available to everyone.

IPWEA’s first ever Virtual Fleet Management Workshop will run on 10 November and include a mix of interactive professional development sessions and industry briefings in an easy to access on-line format. You will still be able to participate and ask questions of the presenters from the comfort of your office or home. Importantly, you will continue to develop your skills and knowledge and remain engaged with friends and colleagues in the industry.



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