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New safety rules are coming. Find out what they mean for you

16 May 2017

The Australian Trucking Association and global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright are offering delegates to Trucking Australia 2017 an exclusive opportunity to learn about the new safety rules coming in 2018.

“This exclusive masterclass at Trucking Australia 2017 will give you valuable and pertinent information on the changes to chain of responsibility and how to prepare for them,” Katherine Morris, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, said.

From 2018, businesses in the Heavy Vehicle National Law chain of responsibility will be subject to new safety duties, including on maintenance and repairs. Maximum penalties will increase dramatically. Directors and executives will have new due diligence obligations.

The two hour masterclass is designed to give delegates a practical understanding of the changes coming to the chain of responsibility laws.

“It is vital that everyone involved in the freight task, trucking and transportation industries understand these changes so they are not left behind and can meet their new obligations,” Ms Morris said.

All registered delegates who attend the masterclass will receive a certificate of attendance signed by the ATA and Norton Rose Fulbright.

The session will be preceded by a presentation by NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto, who will provide background on the new requirements and the NHVR’s approach to enforcement.

Trucking Australia 2017 will give everyone in the trucking industry the space to have meaningful and relevant discussions on industry issues as well as network with industry peers in Darwin.

The event will run from 21-23 June 2017 in Darwin, and will feature open plenary sessions, keynote speeches on relevant industry topics and much more.

Trucking Australia 2017 is supported by the ATA’s Foundation Sponsors BP, NTI and Volvo Trucks.

It is also sponsored by AEI Transport, Bridgestone, BPW Transpec, CIMC, Cummins, Daimler Truck & Bus, DECA, MaxiTrans, MTData, PACCAR, TMW Systems, and Thermo King.

More information about Trucking Australia 2017


New safety rules are coming. Find out what they mean for you