RACQ Driver Training

RACQ Drive Assist The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland – the RACQ – was formed in 1905 with just 12 members. Today it is the state’s peak motoring organisation, representing the interests of almost 1.2 million members. Minecorp is excited… Continue Reading

Load Restraint

Recently unrestrained loads have become a focus of Police Forces and Traffic Authorities around the country. The requirements for correctly restrained loads are outlined in the Transport Operations Act 1995,(Road Use Management- Mass, Dimensions and Loading Regulation 2005). Appropriate methods… Continue Reading

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Research conducted in the USA has shown that Electronic Stability Control could reduce the risk of single vehicle crashes by about 40 per cent and up to 67 per cent for 4WD and sports utility vehicles. To be effective a… Continue Reading

Ancap 5 Star

ANCAP 5 Star vehicles will offer better occupant safety than 3 or 4 Star vehicles due to advances in safety assist technologies such as roll sensing side curtain air bags and stability control. While these additional safety measures will reduce… Continue Reading

Corporate Chain of Responsibility

Organisations have a chain of responsibility to ensure breaches of road laws and occupational health and safety (OHS) do not occur. Anyone who has control of transport operations including drivers, employers, loaders, consignors, packers, operators, schedulers and receivers can be… Continue Reading

Modification Legislation & National Code of Practice

Throughout the design and manufacturing process, Minecorp is guided by a range of federal and state legislative requirements and these include: Federal Compliance: Australian Design Rules (ADR) Second Stage Manufacturing (SSM) Australian Vehicle Standard Regulations (AVSR) Australian Standards (AS) National… Continue Reading

Journey & Vehicle Management

How Journey Management assists you to select & fit-out the right light vehicles Journey management minimises the risk of injury caused by light vehicle accidents and effective policies and procedures implement risk minimisation. Some basic principles of journey management for… Continue Reading

Gross Vehicle Mass & Payload

Are Your Vehicles Overweight? Fleet vehicle owners and operators are exposed to legal and operator safety risks when a vehicle’s Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) and Allowable Payload capacity is exceeded. This is due to a range of factors, including the… Continue Reading
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The History of ROPS

Tractors Roll Over Protection Systems (ROPS) were first developed in Sweden in the 1950s to protect tractor operators in the event of a tractor rolling over or flipping backwards. ROPS legislation for tractors in Australia became mandatory in 1982. Since… Continue Reading