The announcement this week by the National Transport Commission that it has listened to industry feedback, and sought the views of jurisdictions, and will not propose a reduction in weekly hours for truck drivers is a major backdown on much tighter fatigue rules. Read more
A discussion paper released by the National Transport Commission and the reaction to it from the trucking industry associations is leaving the Heavy Vehicle National Law process in disarray as the proposals are slammed as totally impractical.
In its submission to the National Transport Commission, the Australian Logistics Council is asking for an amendment to the structure of the Heavy Vehicle National Law, with a call for a national operator standard. Read more
This week has seen the announcement that there will be an extended law reform consultation period for the trucking industry, as the closing date for submissions to the Heavy Vehicle National Law review consultation regulation impact statement (RIS) has been extended until November 20 2020 Read more
If there is one thing all of the stakeholders around the development of the all-new Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) can agree on, it is that the current law is inadequate to cope with the kind of regulation needed to take the trucking industry into the future, as technology and changing demands recalibrate the way the industry sector will function.
A root and branch rewrite of the Heavy Vehicle National Law is taking place and after extensive consultation, the Regulatory Impact Statement released by the National Transport Commission sees the agency looking for 21st century rules to take the trucking industry forward. Read more
In its call for submissions during the consultation period on access issues, as part of the process in rewriting the Heavy Vehicle National Law, the National Transport Commission clearly identified the access issues which have dogged the trucking industry for the past 20 years. Read more
Ask any operator about three of the main issues which constrain productivity in their business and they will tell you what they are, access, access and access. Diesel News looks at access discussions past and present and whether we can expect any realistic change. Read more
Now is the time to take the chance to have your say on accreditation. The whole subject of vehicle accreditation has been a fraught one in recent years and is likely to be that way until this long series of review processes work through the system. Read more