Changes to heavy vehicle regulations for chain of responsibility imminent

SOON to be introduced changes to Chain of Responsibility (CoR) regulations for heavy vehicles are no reason to panic for primary producers.

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New chain of responsibility regulations for heavy vehicles come into force on 1 October. Picture Mark Saunders

That's the view of Greg Hough, a transport management consultant who was a guest speaker at a recent CoR travelling roadshow across Victoria, hosted by the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF).

The new regulations from the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) come into force on 1 October and will be amended to provide that every party in the heavy vehicle transport supply chain has a duty to ensure the safety of transport activities.

According to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), in practical terms, this primary duty represents an obligation to eliminate or minimise potential harm or loss (risk) by doing all that is reasonably practicable to ensure safety.

"We don't want people or businesses to panic about the new CoR regulations," Hough said.

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