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Inside track: Transport, Shipping & Logistics

12 February 2020

#Transport, Shipping & Logistics

Inside track: Transport, Shipping & Logistics

In the media

Industry's compliance costs need oversight says HVIA
Compliance cost monitoring needs to include design and manufacturing regulations governed by the Road Vehicle Standards Act, Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) advises. As a related issue, HVIA believes that the Chain of Responsibility legislation places a responsibility on all members of the transport chain to consider the safety features fitted to the fleets they operate or contract for transport services (07 February 2020).  More...

NHVR commences first prosecution under new Chain of Responsibility laws
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has commenced its first prosecution under new Chain of Responsibility laws, laying charges against a company director for failing to exercise due diligence to ensure the company complied with its safety duty (07 February 2020).  More...

NHVR broadcasts fire relief trials and triumphs
In one of its biggest operations, a collaboration NHVR and Victoria Police escorted a 35 hay truck convoy from Bairnsdale to Gelantipy over more than three hours. The NHVR was approached by the Victoria Police to assist with road traffic management, escort activities and traffic control (05 February 2020).  More...

ATA in determined defence to PC of NHVR costs burden
The trucking industry and other heavy vehicle users pay 93 per cent of the cost of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) underlines (05 February 2020).  More...

NatRoad highlights heavy vehicle driver skills development
The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) provided the Productivity Commission with evidence that supplements its comprehensive written submissions made in the National Transport Regulatory Reform inquiry (04 February 2020).  More...

Industry backs Queensland mobile phone safety call
Against the backdrop of the Australian Trucking Association SafeT360 truck, Queensland transport minister Mark Bailey has reminded the state of its road safety responsibilities as tougher mobile phone penalties come into effect on February 1 (31 January 2020).  More...

Tough new penalties for distracted drivers start
Queensland has introduced the toughest penalties in Australia for drivers illegally using mobile devices behind the wheel (30 January 2020).  More...

Targeted road safety guidance for local government
Austroads has published a research report to guide local government on developing and implementing road safety management frameworks according to Safe System principles (30 January 2020).  More...

PBS tyre report recommendations on the table
A review of tyre management practice in the Australian PBS system recommends a system based around the use of standard tyre characteristics for all PBS assessments. With tyre choices under Performance Based Standards (PBS) the subject of continuing industry and regulatory focus, HVIA is emphasising its importance (30 January 2020).  More...

TruckSafe, ATA call for fast action on accreditation
The Australian Trucking Association’s accreditation scheme, TruckSafe, has called for fast action on accreditation to be included as a critical part of the Heavy Vehicle National Law review. An industry initiative, TruckSafe is a world-class business and risk management system aimed at improving the professionalism and safety of trucking operators nationwide and delivering competitive advantages to accredited operators (30 January 2020).  More...

NHVR gears up for huge trucking safety probe
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is to embark on a thorough investigation into the trucking-related safety, including the implementation of safety duties and culture throughout the transport industry as part of the heavy vehicle industry safety survey (29 January 2020).  More...

Published – articles, papers, reports

NHVR On the Road newsletter 2020
On the Road newsletter providing important information on the heavy vehicle industry, including the latest NHVR news and events, relevant law and policy changes.  More...

Practice and Regulation

AFIF: Reminder: AFIF Model Standard Trading Conditions of Contract Updated – Free to AFIF Members 
The AFIF Model Standard Trading Conditions of Contract, contains updated conditions in relation to IMO SOLAS VGM, Unfair Contracts Legislation and Heavy Vehicle National Law - Chain of Responsibility amendments. AFIF Members can obtain their copy and the accompanying User Guide as an included benefit of their AFIF Membership by contacting AFIF

NATROAD submissions
Inquiry into reducing Australia’s Road Accident Rates, Trauma and Road Deaths
Submitted to: Joint Select Committee on Road Safety, Federal Government 31 January 2020
 In this submission NatRoad outlines a number of factors affecting heavy vehicle safety, focusing on light vehicle driver education, upgrading infrastructure and better data collection and analysis.  More...

NHVR Consultation: Draft Heavy Vehicle Productivity Plan 2020-2025 (HVPP)
The HVPP offers a pathway forward to meet the ambitions of government and the heavy vehicle industry and will be further informed through this next phase of consultation. Submissions close on 13 March 2020.  More...

NTC: Heavy vehicle charges consultation paper
Publication date 11 December 2019. Submissions close on 28 February 2020
NTC are seeking feedback on the Transport and Infrastructure Council’s preference for heavy vehicle charges to increase by 2.5 per cent in 2020–21 and 2.5 per cent in 2021–22. View the NTC's heavy vehicle charges consultation report.  More...

NHVR: HVSI program funding 2020-21
Projects must be implementable, begin in the 2020-21 financial year and be completed by June 30, 2023 – and applications are open until February 21, 2020. The funding is focused towards groups and projects delivering safety benefits for the heavy vehicle industry and all road users. More information on applying is available here.

AIS: Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee Projects
The Case for Endorsement will be considered at the Committee’s first meeting in 2020.
TLI Chain of Responsibility 
TLI Heavy Vehicle Driver Safety
TLI Freight Forwarding

Legislation

Commonwealth

Gazetted

Heavy Vehicle National Law - National Livestock Welfare Work and Rest Exemption Notice 2020 (No. 1)
07/02/2020 - To exempt drivers of fatigue-regulated heavy vehicles carrying livestock from specified work time requirements if additional time is needed to respond to situations where the welfare of the livestock is or was at risk. This notice commences on 10 February 2020.

Heavy Vehicle National Law - New South Wales Work Diary Exemption Notice 2020 (No. 1)
07/02/2020 - The purpose of this Notice is to exempt drivers of fatigue-regulated heavy vehicles carrying out specified classes of work in New South Wales from the requirement to keep and record information in a work diary and to specify the conditions of the exemption under this Notice. This notice commences on 10 February 2020.

Heavy Vehicle National Law - Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Dimension Exemption Notice 2016 Amendment Notice 2020 (No. 2)
06/02/2020 - This Notice amends the Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Dimension Exemption Notice 2016 (LCV Dimension Exemption) by replacing the South Australia Schedule with one that includes updated networks. This notice commences on the date of its publication.

Heavy Vehicle National Law - South Australian Heavy Vehicle Standards (Rear Lighting Requirements for Roll-On/Roll-Off Vehicles) Exemption Notice 2020 (No.1)
05/02/2020 - The purpose of this notice is to exempt a heavy vehicle to which it applies from certain requirements of the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation (the National Regulation).This Notice commences on 10 February 2020.

Heavy Vehicle National Law - South Australia Heavy Vehicle Farm Gate Grain Transport Mass Exemption Notice 2020 (No.1)
03/02/2020 - This Notice provides exemptions for heavy vehicles operating at general mass limits or under mass management accreditation, at concessional or applied higher mass limits under the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation (the Regulation), or under specified Notices, while transporting grain directly from a farm to a grain receiver. This Notice commences on the date of its publication.

Heavy Vehicle National Law - South Australian Heavy Vehicle Standards (2 for 3 Bus Seat) Exemption Notice 2020 (No.1)
28/02/2020 - The purpose of this notice is to exempt a heavy vehicle to which it applies from certain requirements of Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation (the National Regulation). This Notice commences on the 29 January 2020.

Disclaimer
The information in this publication is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavour to provide accurate and timely information, we do not guarantee that the information in this newsletter is accurate at the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future.

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