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.
National Transport Commission Chief Executive Paul Retter said a new national law, due to be in place by 2020, would bring certainty to manufacturers and operators looking to bring more automated vehicle technology to Australia.
The National Transport Commission has released an updated load restraint guide, with a complementary guide for light vehicle operators.
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 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.
Australian transport ministers have approved amendments to the Heavy Vehicle National Law to allow greater access to the network for high-volume vehicles.