Vehicle Daily Checks

The operator of a heavy vehicle is responsible for ensuring that each vehicle is roadworthy. A daily check is a quick visual inspection that can be undertaken on a heavy vehicle prior to leaving the yard, depot or rest area.

The NHVR have released this guide to some of the items that might form part of your list of daily checks. (The full list of components and their inspection criteria is contained in the NHVR’s National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual – also available at our Downloads Page or at www.nhvr.gov.au/nhvim).

This handy checklist can be downloaded as a pdf from our downloads page, or from the NHVR website at https://www.nhvr.gov.au/files/201611-0434-creating-heavy-vehicle-daily-checks.pdf

[Note: This list is a visual check and serves as a guide only. It may be used as a basis for operator checks and should be adapted for each operator’s individual circumstance. It does not replace a full safety inspection.
© National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (2020)  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/au]

Coronavirus Detection & Prevention

Symptoms of COVID-19

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, runny nose and shortness of breath.

In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia with severe acute respiratory distress.

How COVID-19 is spread

    Human coronaviruses are spread from someone infected with COVID-19 to other people in close contact

    • through contaminated droplets spread by coughing or sneezing, or
    • by contact with contaminated hands, surfaces or objects.

    When COVID-19 symptoms appear

      The time between exposure to the virus and the first appearance of symptoms is typically 5 to 6 days, although it may range from 2 to 14 days.

      For this reason, people who might have been in contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19 are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

      To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (or the flu):

      • wash your hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet
      • cough into your elbow or into a tissue and immediately put the tissue in the bin, and
      • if unwell, avoid contact with others (stay more than 1.5 metres from people).

      When to get tested for COVID-19

        Testing for COVID-19 is recommended for:

        • anyone returning from overseas travel who develops symptoms within 14 days of return
        • people who have been in close contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19 and develop symptoms within 14 days of last contact  
        • people admitted to hospital with severe respiratory infection, even if they haven’t returned from overseas travel.

        How COVID-19 is diagnosed

          Infection with COVID-19 is diagnosed by finding evidence of the virus in respiratory samples such as swabs from the back of the nose and throat or fluid from the lungs.

          Samples for testing can be taken:

          • directly by GPs, or
          • at private pathology sites across NSW suitable for collection of COVID-19, or
          • at public hospitals across NSW.

          How COVID-19 compares with the flu

          The Five Steps to Kicking Out Caronavirus (from the World Health Organisation)

          The World Health Organisation has advised that the five most important things you can do to protect yourself, other staff and the public are:

           

          • wash your HANDS regularly
            • using soap and water (at least 40 seconds is recommended)
            • using an alcohol-based handrub, particularly if hands are not visibly soiled, (a minimum 20 seconds is recommended) – on road operators and drivers should carry additional handrub.
          • practice good respiratory hygiene/etiquette. cover your mouth while coughing or sneezing with a tissue or inside of ELBOW, and dispose of tissue immediately into a sealed container or biohazard bin
            • wash your hands after coughing or sneezing, or handling contaminated tissues
            • turn your head away from others when coughing or sneezing
          • avoid touching your FACE, particularly your eyes, nose and mouth (even if wearing gloves)
          • maintain a DISTANCE of at least 1 metre from other people
          • stay at home if you FEEL unwell or have symptoms of acute respiratory infection, wear a surgical face mask when in the presence of others who may be at risk, and seek medical care if you exhibit respiratory distress

          Keep Yourself Updated with the Facts (not everything you read on the internet is true!)

          We urge everyone to take steps to maintain their health and wellbeing, and to help Stop the Spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The health authorities are continually updating advice on the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), and we recommend that you all keep yourselves updated with the information on the Australian Government Department of Health website – www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

          2020 Vision

          Wow! January is already over – only 11 months left in 2020, so we had better get cracking! 

          Before we do though, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the turbulent times that Australia has faced since the end of 2019. 

          We have seen terrible bushfires and biodiversity losses in Australia, huge hailstorms lash pockets of the east and flooding in some other areas, and with more flooding forecast for parts of Qld and NSW in coming days. Our thoughts are with those that have suffered hardship as a result of these disasters. 

          The Coronavirus outbreak in China is of global concern. It has spread to several countries already and has caused severe illness and death to some of the many who have been infected. A global health emergency is in place and we hope that the spread of the virus is controlled quickly and that a vaccine is available very soon.

          A Quick Look Back at 2019 (and Beyond)

          We have accomplished so much in our (almost) 20 years to date, with 2019 being our biggest year on record. We saw so many changes to TigerFleet, with the addition of our TigerFleet Tracking module, our new shared offices at UOW Innovation Campus and 30 new features added to our popular and reliable TigerFleet Management software.

          We upgraded our website to make it more informative, added a News page so that we can share industry information and product updates (we also share these on our social media pages) and created a Downloads page for people to access templates and other materials and use for FREE.

          TigerFleet also created a YouTube channel, which is a great place for our existing clients to find out all the little tips and tricks you may not be aware of that make using our software even easier, for new customers to get familiar with the software and for prospective clients to get an in depth look at many of the screens to help them decide whether TigerFleet is the right solution for their needs. We have twenty videos uploaded and will be introducing our followers on social media to these and new ones that arrive over the coming weeks.

          Most importantly, we updated all of our source code to keep our software operating smoothly with the changes that Microsoft and Google have implemented to the web browsers. We are committed to keeping TigerFleet a secure, reliable and responsive cloud-based software resource.

          We’ve Hit the Ground Running

          January has already seen the release of our Defects management functionality in the TigerFleet Management module and the linking of TigerFleet Tracking vehicle odometer data to the TigerFleet Management Vehicle Odometer screen.

          What Else is Planned for 2020?

          We have many new items on our planning board. Just a few of these exciting new features are:

          • Extra servicing schedules and the increased ability to tailor your service schedules
          • NHVAS Mass Management Accreditation audit and data logging screens.
          • Integration of the Automated Driving Hour monitoring and Electronic Work Diary functionality in TigerFleet Tracking with TigerFleet Management.
          • Automated fault reporting.
          • Workplace Health and Safety management audits, compliance, management, JSA/WMS and reminders.
          • Xero Accounting API Integration
          • Bulk Import of Vehicle and Employee data for new users via csv

          In Closing

          We thank you all for your wonderful support since we first opened our doors in 2000 and are proud to have some of the customers from back then still with us today. We hope that these and our other wonderful relationships carry on well into the future. 2020 is set to be bigger than ever, with so many more things in development and our exciting new addition to our tracking platform.

          Watch this space …!

          Trailer Tracking That Works

          Transform Data From Your Fleet Of Trailers Into Valuable Information To Help Your Company Make And Save Money

          Complete Visibility Into Real-Time Operations

          Designed specifically for trailers, our Wireless Links trailer tracking devices report in real-time when connected to cabin and automatically switches to asset tracking mode once trailer is disconnected from the cabin, providing comprehensive visibility for trailers parked at job sites waiting to be unloaded and reloaded.

          One Click Inventory Reports

          Automate inventory tracking, tracking utilization and improve yard operations using accurate reports and real-time data.

          Rapidly Respond To Trailer Theft

          Set a geofence boundary radius and get alerts upon exit/entrance of boundary and on sudden vibrations, enabling you to rapidly respond to equipment malfunctions and other critical conditions that could jeopardize your trailers and valuable shipments.

          Decrease Customer Inquiries

          Provide accurate ETAs with live location sharing and decrease customer inquiries about shipment arrival times

          Refrigerated Trailer Temperature Monitoring

          For refrigerated trailers, track & monitor in real-time the location and temperature as well as alerts on temperature deviations.

          We can offer multiple options:

          Hybrid+ Trailer Tracking

          Operates as a real-time GPS tracker when tethered to power (to the truck) and as an asset tracker with a long battery life once trailers are detached and parked for long periods of time.

          Solar Powered

          • Up to 10,000 GPS positions / 10 years off a single charge
          • Removes maintenance needs
          • Provides security and peace of mind that unpowered assets are safe and where they should be.

          Battery Powered

          • An asset tracking device
          • Operates for up to 5 years, up to 3000 GPS positions, on two standard off the shelf Type C High Current lithium batteries
          • Simplifies service & reduces maintenance cost.

          RFTags With Fleet Management ​

          • A cost effective solution for inventory control
          • The RFTag is a wireless, waterproof Active RFID tag with temperature sensors.
          • Ideal for trailers or assets left at public (construction) sites or leased out for several months at a time
          • Provides visibility to the last known location of your assets.