The National Transport Commission and National Heavy Vehicle Regulator have proclaimed a road safety milestone with amendments to Chain of Responsibility duties in the Heavy Vehicle National Law, which took effect 1 October.
The National Transport Commission will review the use of telematics for regulatory purposes across the transport sector in order to find ways to encourage further uptake and realise safety and productivity benefits.
The Australian Logistics Council has written to party leaders in Queensland ahead of the state election, asking them to outline their policies on key issues such as corridor protection, congestion, the development of critical freight infrastructure and improved road safety through the Heavy Vehicle National Law.
Australian transport ministers have approved amendments to the Heavy Vehicle National Law to allow greater access to the network for high-volume vehicles.
Development of an industry master code of practice for heavy vehicle safety is progressing well, according to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, with the project receiving $200,000 government funding.