Encouraging steps towards new CoR laws

NHVR and Australian Logistics Council welcome early adopters

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Mid 2018 will see the introduction of new Chain of Responsibility (COR) laws in Australia and already some transport operators are meeting the new requirements.

The National Heavy Vehicle Register (NHVR) and Australian Logistics Council (ALC) have paid tribute to those operators who are getting in early and following the potentially (and hopefully) life-saving new requirements already.

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Some of the business singled out for praise were Metcash, Coles, Woolworths and Bluescope.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto telling a safety workshop this week that things are moving in the right direction.

“Under the new laws coming in mid-2018, the entire heavy vehicle supply chain will be required to take steps to deliver a safer road transport industry with many companies looking to transition to, or improve their existing safety management systems.”

While ALC Managing Director Michael Kilgariff says both organisations are working hard to ensure transport operators will be right to go when the new laws come into effect.

“Our commitment to supporting improved industry safety also includes our effort with the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) to develop a Master Code for heavy vehicle safety, capable of being registered under the HVNL.

“The Master Code will make it easier for duty holders to understand their obligations, and develop appropriate risk management processes.”

More info on the new Chain of Responsibility laws can be found here.

Related: ATA calls for focus on reducing driver distraction

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