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Heavy Vehicle National Law: recent decision clarifies work diary obligations and counting overlapping time
Drivers need to keep track of their fatigue obligations across all relevant periods (including overlapping periods).
Australia
6 Mar 2018
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Consignor turning a blind eye to heavy vehicle overloading ordered to pay $732,206 in fines and $250,000 in legal costs
The case highlights the potential legal risks faced by consignors under the HVNL chain of responsibility regime.
Australia
4 Sep 2017
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New investigative and enforcement powers set to become part of chain of responsibility reforms
Australia's transport ministers approved recommendations to change investigative and enforcement powers under the HVNL.
Australia
25 Aug 2017
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Transport operator fined $84,000 for unsafe transportation of dangerous goods
The case demonstrates that all parties in the chain of responsibility must be vigilant when transporting dangerous goods.
Australia
23 Aug 2017
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Tow truck operators in Queensland: What is the go?
This article explores the current legislative requirements with which Queensland tow truck operators must comply.
Australia
2 Jun 2017
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NHVR releases guidance on new CoR provisions
To assist businesses get ready for the new changes, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has released 10 fact sheets.
Australia
1 Jun 2017
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Parliament passes ‘chain of responsibility' reforms
The Heavy Vehicle National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 has been passed.
Australia
4 Dec 2016
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National Transport Commission considers reforms to Heavy Vehicle National Law investigative and enforcement powers
The NTC discussion paper sets out the regime, identifies potential barriers and proposes reforms to improve the regime.
Australia
14 Nov 2016
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Agreements for the sale of ‘vehicles with work': a cautionary tale for purchasers and vendors
This recent case illustrates possible pitfalls when entering into an agreement for the sale of a 'vehicle with work'.
Australia
14 Nov 2016
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Watch this space: Queensland Parliament set to pass ‘chain of responsibility' reforms
The reforms could then commence in all states and territories, other than Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
Australia
14 Nov 2016
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Insurer liable to pay transport operator $2.5 million in damages arising from an ‘accidentally overloaded' crane
The case illustrates the difficulty in trying to refuse cover for accidental damage caused by seemingly reckless actions.
Australia
14 Nov 2016
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Reminder for transport operators: one month to go until new small business unfair contract laws come into effect
The new laws will have significant repercussions, because transport operators routinely rely on standard form contracts.
Australia
17 Oct 2016
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Heavy Vehicle National Law changes: what you need to know
The reach of this legislation is significant and goes beyond parties directly involved in providing transport services.
Australia
5 Oct 2016
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Chain of responsibility: these new Qld provisions have teeth and may bite hard
The changes impose a 'primary duty' on all parties in the chain of responsibility to ensure the safety of road transport.
Australia
2 Oct 2016
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Transport operators – your conditions of carriage may soon be unenforceable against small businesses
New unfair contracts laws applying to small businesses may cause exclusion and limitation clauses being unenforceable.
Australia
1 Jun 2016
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NTC considers chain of responsibility reforms
The chain of responsibility provisions in the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) are currently under review.
Australia
18 Oct 2015
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South Australian Supreme Court jails transport operator for twelve years for manslaughter
The director of a transport company has been jailed for manslaughter.
Australia
18 Oct 2015
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Reduction in red tape for transport operators – leases/hire agreements of serial numbered goods for less than 12 months no longer require registration
Welcome amendments to the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (PPSA) have reduced red tape for businesses.
Australia
18 Oct 2015
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Amendments to the Heavy Vehicle National Law passed by Queensland Parliament
HVNL legislative changes start in Queensland before being rolled out in the other Australian states and territories.
Australia
18 Oct 2015
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Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal issues draft order for minimum payments for contractor drivers
The draft order could significantly affect any party who engages 'contractor drivers' directly or through a third party.
Australia
7 Sep 2015
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