Heavy Vehicle National Law Review update

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The second and third Issues Papers for the review of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) have been released by the National Transport Council (NTC).

Fatigue management and heavy vehicle route access have been major topics of discussion amongst members and this discussion has contributed greatly to our advocacy at State and Federal Government level over the past twelve months.

As such, we now have a formal opportunity to put forward what you believe should be best practice. Your participation is crucial to delivering a beneficial and relevant outcome for the industry.

You are invited to be a part of the MTA's Working Group that will directly contribute to our submission. This will be the first of a series of Working Groups to discuss the range of topics released by the NTC.

To find out more about the Review, click here.

When:

Wednesday July 17th, 2019

11:00am to 12:00pm – Issues Paper 2
12:00pm to 12:15pm (light lunch will be provided)
12:15pm to 1:15pm – Issues Paper 3

Where:

MTA House, Level 1, 81 Greenhill Rd, Wayville

To RSVP, or for any further information on the HVNL Review, click here to contact our Industry Engagement Specialist, Nathan Groves.

The two Issues Papers that will be discussed during the Working Group will be:

Issues Paper 2 – Effective fatigue management

  • This addresses issues with the current HVNL fatigue management provisions and asks for ways to enhance and improve those provisions. Issues Paper 2 is available by clicking here.
  • For your convenience, please click here for a concise summary of the issues along with the questions to be addressed at the Working Group.

Issues Paper 3 – Easy access to suitable routes

  • This addresses decision-making, responsibility, accountability and the use of infrastructure, vehicles and resources in access arrangements. Issues Paper 3 is available by clicking here.
  • For your convenience, please click here for a concise summary of the issues along with the questions to be addressed at the Working Group.

The NTC’s aspirations for a new law are to achieve:

  • Safer outcomes
  • Effective fatigue risk management
  • Continuous improvement in risk controls
  • A harmonised approach (rather than a uniform one)
  • Simple and flexible compliance options
  • Efficient enforcement and proportional sanctions.

Remember, your input in this Working Group will help shape the outcomes and will have an impact on the automotive industry!

To RSVP, or for any further information on the HVNL Review, click here to contact our Industry Engagement Specialist, Nathan Groves.