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It’s unanimous: bring in the new truck safety laws

23 February 2018
The new truck safety laws should be brought into force as soon as possible, ATA members resolved this week.
ATA members passed the unanimous resolution at the association’s quarterly meeting in Canberra on Wednesday.

ATA Chair Geoff Crouch said the ATA had been a leading campaigner for the new laws.

“The new laws need to come into force in mid-2018, as planned, with minimal or no delay,” he said.

The new laws will include:
  • A new primary safety duty for all businesses in the road freight chain of responsibility, including large industry customers, 
  • The extension of chain of responsibility to vehicle maintenance,
  • A due diligence obligation on directors and executives, including of industry customers, and
  • A massive increase in maximum penalties.
The ATA will run two vital workshops at Trucking Australia 2018 about the new laws.

The workshops will cover: 
  • how to use the master code of practice being developed by the ATA and the Australian Logistics Council
  • how directors and executives can meet their personal duties under the Heavy Vehicle National Law, work health and safety, and other laws with due diligence requirements. 

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