The Heavy Vehicle National Law should be changed to improve the Performance Based Standards scheme; some PBS vehicle designs should be available to all operators, the ATA submission on chapter 10 of the HVNL review RIS says.
The Heavy Vehicle National Law should be amended to deliver more consistent roadworthiness assessments and defect notices, the ATA submission on chapter 11 of the HVNL review RIS says.
The Heavy Vehicle National Law should include voluntary options to enable operators to move away from paper record keeping. Operators should be notified electronically about defect notices and have online access to safety-related driving infringements, the ATA submission to the NTC on chapter 6 of the HVNL review RIS says.
Transport Ministers should reform the way roads are funded and heavy vehicle charges are calculated.
The scope of the Heavy Vehicle National Law should be extended to include businesses such as online freight matching platforms, the ATA submission on chapter 4 of the HVNL review RIS says.
The Australian Government should amend its exposure draft design rules on advanced braking to add requirements about how the systems handle older trailers.
The Australian Government should incorporate strong data principles into the design of the National Freight Data Hub.
COVID-19 has resulted in a significant impact on the economy. The Australian Government needs to continue to support households and business, boost business investment and improve productivity through better targeting infrastructure investment.
Tax reform is needed by governments to implement an electric vehicle road user charge and reduce the tax burden from payroll tax and heavy vehicle stamp duty.
The Australian Government should consider a national diesel storage network as part of its framework for increasing domestic fuel security.