Standards Australia Committee ME057 is reviewing AS 2809 – Road Tank Vehicles for Dangerous Goods. The ATA has submitted comments to the draft documents of parts 1 and 2 of the review.
Access to co-operative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) and automated vehicle (AV) data should be limited to uses that benefit the general public and improve safety outcomes.
Data generated by C-ITS and AV technologies offers the potential to underpin continued innovation in transport safety and efficiency. However, operators using these systems in their fleets have highlighted the need for driver confidence regarding the protection of their privacy.
The NHVR’s Safety Policy must support an effective response to safety recommendations from independent no blame safety investigations and the potential of technology to improve safety outcomes.
The planned independent price regulator for truck charges must have the power to regulate toll road and landside port charges. Extra local government road use charges must be banned, this ATA submission says.
Transurban’s draft undertaking to the ACCC does not address the ATA’s concerns about the proposed acquisition of WestConnex.
The National Transport Commission should change a draft amendment to the heavy vehicle standards that would require all trailer safety equipment to be connected to its hauling vehicle – even if it cannot be connected.
Automated driving systems must be subject to independent, no-blame safety investigations.
The load restraint provisions in the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) conflict with the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADGC) and must be fixed.
The ATA has raised competition concerns about the proposed acquisition of WestConnex by the Sydney Transport Partners Consortium (STP), including Transurban.
There is a pressing need for a regulatory and tax reform agenda to enhance productivity and investment in the trucking industry, and as a result, underpin the competitiveness of Australian businesses and supply chains.