The National Transport Commission has released an updated load restraint guide, with a complementary guide for light vehicle operators.
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator will fast-track safety tools and an education campaign to assist heavy vehicle operators with implementing safety management systems.
Heavy vehicle drivers will soon have the option to have work and rest hours recorded on an electronic device following the release of the Policy Framework and Standards for Electronic Work Diaries, according to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.
The NHVR and the Australian Logistics Council have praised several Australian distribution and retail companies for their commitment to improving heavy vehicle safety ahead of new Chain of Responsibility laws next year.
The Australian Logistics Council is calling for the National Transport Commission's review of regulatory telematics to consider the benefits of telematics in improving aspects of heavy vehicle safety and advancing land transport market reform.