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National Transport Commission (NTC) : www.ntc.gov.au
National Transport Reform, Information Bulletins and Guidance, Very useful quick links functionality to quickly access most Australian transport related websites.

Austroads : www.austroads.com.au
Austroads is the association of Australian and New Zealand road transport and traffic authorities and aims to promote improved road transport outcomes. Information on Medicals for heavy vehicle drivers “Assessing Fitness to Drive” is available on this site.

VicRoads : www.vicroads.vic.gov.au
Victorian state based information, downloadable forms, brochures and information bulletins

RTA : www.rta.nsw.gov.au
New South Wales state based information, downloadable forms, brochures and information bulletins

Transport SA : www.sa.gov.au
South Australian state based information, downloadable forms, brochures and information bulletins

Queensland Transport : www.transport.qld.gov.au
Queensland state based information, downloadable forms, brochures and information bulletins

Northern Territory Transport Group : www.transport.nt.gov.au
Northern Territory based information, downloadable forms, brochures and information bulletins

Transport Tasmania : www.transport.tas.gov.au
Tasmanian state based information, downloadable forms, brochures and information bulletins

WA Dept of Planning and Infrastructure : www.wa.gov.au/service/transport
Western Australia state based information, downloadable forms, brochures and information bulletins

Tasmania Transport : www.transport.tas.gov.au/operator_forms

NatRoad Working With Contractors
  USING CONTRACTORS - A Brief guide for transport operators. View Document (pdf file)

Chain of Responsibility - Consignees

  The aim of CoR for a heavy vehicle is to make sure everyone in the supply chain actively prevents breaches of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL). Under the HVNL, you are generally classified as a consignee of goods when you are intended to receive goods after completion of their road transport. View Document (pdf file)

Chain of Responsibility - Consignors
  The aim of CoR for a heavy vehicle is to make sure everyone in the supply chain actively prevents breaches of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL). Under the HVNL, you are generally classified as a consignor of goods when you engage a heavy vehicle operator (through an agent or other party) to transport your goods (consignment) to a consignee (such as a buyer receiving your goods) by road for commercial purposes. View Document (pdf file)

Chain of Responsibility - Employers
  Under the HVNL, you are generally classified as an employer if you are responsible for, or employ another person responsible for controlling or directing the use of a heavy vehicle, whether or not you are actually present for any of the transport tasks. View Document (pdf file)

Chain of Responsibility - Executive Officers
  Under the HVNL, you are generally classified as an executive officer if you are a director for, or a person concerned with the management of a corporation responsible for controlling or directing the use of a heavy vehicle, whether or not you are actually present for any of the transport tasks. View Document (pdf file)

Chain of Responsibility - Loaders/Unloaders
  Under the HVNL, you are generally classified as a loader/ unloader of goods when you engage in the process of loading or unloading a heavy vehicle or any container that is part of its load. View Document (pdf file)

Chain of Responsibility - Loading Managers
  Under the HVNL, a loading manager can operate or work from any regular loading or unloading premises or place where a heavy vehicle or a container that is part of that vehicle is loaded or unloaded with goods. View Document (pdf file)

Chain of Responsibility - Local Government and the Heavy Vehicle National Law
  Under CoR laws in the HVNL, any party in the chain who has the ability to control or influence the transport activity is responsible for safety on the road and for preventing breaches of the law. If your council uses heavy vehicles and you’re doing any of the following, you will be a party in the CoR and so must comply with the HVNL: View Document (pdf file)

Chain of Responsibility - Operators
  Under the HVNL, you are generally classified as an operator of a heavy vehicle if you are responsible for controlling or directing the use of a heavy vehicle, whether or not you are actually present for any of the transport tasks. View Document (pdf file)

Chain of Responsibility - Packers
  Under the HVNL, you are generally classified as a packer of goods when you engage in the process of placing goods into packaging or assemble goods in packaging for a heavy vehicle load or any container that is part of its load. If you supervise, manage or control these actions you are also considered as a packer. View Document (pdf file)

Chain of Responsibility - Presentation
  View Document (pdf file)

Chain of Responsibility - Primary producers and heavy vehicle safety
  Working with changes to Chain of Responsibility. View Document (pdf file)

Chain of Responsibility - Primary producers and heavy vehicle safety FAQ
  Primary producers play an important role in supporting safe, reliable road transport for the benefit of all road users as part of the heavy vehicle supply chain. View Document (pdf file)

Chain of Responsibility - Prime Contractors
  Under the HVNL, you are generally classified as a prime contractor of a heavy vehicle if you are responsible for engaging the driver of a heavy vehicle by contract or other arrangement, whether or not you are actually present for any of the transport tasks. View Document (pdf file)

Chain of Responsibility - Schedulers
  Under the HVNL, you are classified as a scheduler if you plan the transport of any goods or passengers or schedule the work and rest times of a driver. View Document (pdf file)

National Logistics Safety Code (NLSC)
  Recognising the need for a safe and efficient transport function, in our interests, and in the wider interests of public benefit and safety, we adopt and agree to this Code and its Guidelines. View Document (pdf file)

National Transport Commission Discussion paper
  View Document (pdf file)

Natroad Information Sheet - Chain of Responsibility (1)
  TOPIC: CHAIN OF RESPONSIBILITY – CHANGES TO THE HEAVY VEHICLE NATIONAL LAW. View Document (pdf file)

Safety Management in Chain of Responsibility
  Safety Management in CHain of Responsibility a Guide for Transport Operators Under The Heavy Vehicle National Law. View Document (pdf file)

Chain of Responsibility check list
  This checklist will help you identify what role or roles you may play in the transport operation. View Document (pdf file)

Chain of Responsibility - Your role
  New Chain of Responsibility laws are coming in mid 2018. Is your business ready? Are you ready? These reforms are a significant step forward in recognising that everyone in the supply chain has a role to play in ensuring heavy vehicle safety. View Document (pdf file)

NLSC-Code-of-Practice
  The National Logistics Safety Code (NLSC) of Practice was developed by the ALC to highlight the critical areas of risk identified within the Transport and Logistics Retail Supply Chain. View Document (pdf file)

NLSC-CoP-Responsibility-Matrix
  This Code is designed to help parties to comply with relevant transport laws particularly those relating to heavy vehicle mass, dimension and load restraint and fatigue. View Document (pdf file)

NSW Roads & Maritime Chain of Responsibility - Operator Case Studies
  Under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (NSW) (HVNL) chain of responsibility (CoR) requirements apply in relation to mass, dimension, loading, fatigue management and speeding compliance for heavy vehicles. CoR provisions provide that each party in the relevant chain of responsibility must take all reasonable steps to ensure that a driver does not breach the applicable laws. View Document (pdf file)

NSW Roads & Maritime Factsheet 02 Loading Requirements
  The Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) (Chapter 4) imposes obligations on parties in the chain of responsibility (CoR) to take all reasonable steps to ensure that a driver does not commit a loading offence. . View Document (pdf file)

NSW Roads & Maritime Factsheet 03 Mass Limits
  The HVNL (Chapter 4) imposes obligations on parties in the chain of responsibility (CoR) to take all reasonable steps to ensure that a driver does not commit a mass offence. View Document (pdf file)

NSW Roads & Maritime Factsheet 04 Dimension Requirements
  The HVNL (Chapter 4) imposes obligations on parties in the chain of responsibility (CoR) to take all reasonable steps to ensure that a driver does not commit a dimension offence. View Document (pdf file)

NSW Roads & Maritime Factsheet 05 Speeding
  Parties in the chain of responsibility (CoR) have a legal obligation under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (Chapter 5) to take all reasonable steps to ensure that a driver of a heavy vehicle does not commit a speeding offence. View Document (pdf file)

NSW Roads & Maritime Factsheet Fatigue Management
  Drivers of fatigue-regulated heavy vehicles, with some exceptions, are subject to prescribed work and rest times. The Heavy Vehicle National Law (NSW) (HVNL), Chapter 6, provides for three fatigue management options: Standard Hours; Basic Fatigue Management (BFM); and Advanced Fatigue Management (AFM) . View Document (pdf file)

NSW Roads & Maritime Work Health and Safety Procedure
  Managing the risks of working with heavy vehicles, including chain of responsibility. View Document (pdf file)

NSW Roads and Maritime hvcor-framework
  Outlines how heavy vehicle operations will be managed as an integral part of the OneRMS safety management system (OneRMS SMS). View Document (pdf file)

NTC CoR Duties Review
  To advise ministers of stage 1 outcomes and make recommendations to progress the project to stage 2. View Document (pdf file)

NTC CoR Taskforce Review
  As decided in 2012 by the then Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure, a taskforce consisting of representatives of the road transport industry, road transport regulators, the Transport Workers Union and with the participation of representatives of police forces, undertook a review of chain of responsibility (CoR) provisions under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL). View Document (pdf file)

NTC Discussion Paper Duties Review
  This paper outlines the current HVNL regime, issues with that approach, and the appropriateness of various duty types that may improve CoR. View Document (pdf file)

NTC Due Diligence Impact Statement
  This document is a decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS). It describes changes – known as ‘options’ – that could be made to reform the executive officer liability provisions of Australia’s Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) and recommends a preferred option. View Document (pdf file)

NTC FAQs
  2016 Heavy Vehicle National Law Chain of Responsibility & Executive Officer Liability Reforms Frequently Asked Questions. View Document (pdf file)

NTC Primay Duties for CoR
  This policy paper details the policy recommendations for legislative amendments to the HVNL to reformulate the existing obligations of current chain of responsibility parties as a primary duty of care to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the safety of road transport operations, and including the formulation of the proposed primary duty on executive officers as a positive due diligence obligation. View Document (pdf file)

QLD Heavy Vehicle National Law Amendment Bill 2016
  This Report presents a summary of the Transportation and Utilities Committee’s examination of the Heavy Vehicle National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016. View Document (pdf file)

WA Chain of Responsibility - Frequently Asked Questions
  The Chain of Responsibility extends the legal liability of road law offences to include everyone involved in the transportation of goods by road. Under the Chain of Responsibility, every person is held accountable for conduct that affects compliance in a transport operation and may be deemed liable in the event of a breach of the legislation through their actions, inactions or decisions. View Document (pdf file)

WA Chain of Responsibility - Overview
  The introduction of ‘Chain of Responsibility’ provisions into road transport law will be a milestone moment for road safety in Western Australia. View Document (pdf file)

WA CoR - Fact Sheet No 1 Overview
  The Chain of Responsibility legislation was passed by the Government of Western Australia in May 2012. View Document (pdf file)

WA CoR - Fact Sheet No 2 Consignor Receiver
  As a consignor or receiver, you have a responsibility for ensuring goods carried on your behalf. View Document (pdf file)

WA CoR - Fact Sheet No 3 Loader Packer
  As a loader/packer, you will have a responsibility for ensuring that the vehicle’s load. View Document (pdf file)

WA CoR - Fact Sheet No 4 Driver
  As a driver, you are responsible to ensure that:
Your vehicle does not exceed mass limits. View Document (pdf file)

WA CoR -Fact Sheet No 5 Operator-Manager
  As an operator or manager of a business involved in road transport, you need to ensure all loads are properly restrained and do not exceed mass and dimension limits. View Document (pdf file)

WA CoR - Fact Sheet No 6 Breach Categories
  To maximise consistency of enforcement actions throughout Australia and to reflect more accurately the impact of breaches on road safety, damage to infrastructure and unfair competition, categories of risk have been developed. View Document (pdf file)

WA CoR - Fact Sheet No 7 Container Weight Declarations
  The legislation defines a freight container as: “a re-usable container of the kind mentioned in Australian / New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 3711.1:2000, Freight containers – Classification, dimensions and ratings, that is designed for repeated use for the transport of goods by one or more modes of transport.” . View Document (pdf file)

WA CoR - MRWA - HVO - leaflet
  Main Roads WA is the key enforcement agency to conduct on-road inspections and investigations. WA will also have the authority to enforce chain of responsibility. Legislation will provide investigators with broader powers to thoroughly investigate liability for road transport breaches. View Document (pdf file)

WA FactSheet 2 - CoR - Prosecutions - 160901
  The introduction of ‘Chain of Responsibility’ (CoR) into road transport law on 27 April 2015 marked a milestone for road safety in Western Australia. This legislative change recognises the responsibilities that others have in the transportation of goods by road, beyond that of just the driver and operator. View Document (pdf file)
CoR - Chain of Responsibility - Transport Management CONSULTANTS