This review compares the states’ arrangements for managing overseas drivers licence holders,and was provided to the Rural and Regional affairs And Transport References Senate Committee as part of its Aspects of road safety in Australia public hearing.
The NTC should broaden its review of legislation that may need to be changed to enable the introduction of automated vehicles, the ATA has said in this submission.
The Australian Government should reduce the road user charge on trucking operators in the 2016-17 Budget, the ATA has said in this submission.
The trucking industry pays for its use of the road system through heavy vehicle registration fees and a road user charge on fuel, currently 26.14 cents per litre. The industry has been overcharged since 2007, because the system used to calculate the charges underestimates the number of trucks on the roads.
Medical professionals should be warned not to rely on the driver sleep scale to rule out patients having sleep apnoea, the ATA has said in this submission to the National Transport Commission’s proposed amendments to Assessing Fitness to Drive
The NTC should de-identify information collected under its proposed Heavy Vehicle Fatigue Data Framework, the ATA has said in this submission to the NTC framework discussion paper.
The chain of responsibility (CoR) legislation should be streamlined and safety prioritised through the introduction of a general duty that applies to trucking operators, consignors and all other chain parties, the ATA has said in this submission to the NTC’s ‘Primary duties for chain of responsibility parties and executive officer liability’ discussion paper.
The NT Department of Transport should action its proposed strategic transport infrastructure and regulation actions, the ATA has said in this submission to the draft National Remote and Regional Transport Strategy.
The ATA’s submission to the Productivity Commission’s business set up, transfer and closure inquiry submitted in February, the ATA provided industry concerns about establishing, running and transferring a business in Australia.
The time tolerances used in planned electronic work diaries (EWD) should be reviewed after two years, the ATA has said in this submission to the Queensland Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources Committee enquiry into the Heavy Vehicle National Law Amendment Bill 2015.
The Government must implement road reforms to ensure the trucking industry is able to continue increasing its productivity, the ATA has said in this submission to the Government’s Competition Policy Review.