The National Transport Commission has released the consultation regulation impact statement for reforms to the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

The Heavy Vehicle National Law regulates the use of heavy vehicles on roads. Its purpose is to ensure that heavy vehicles and their drivers are safe and that they operate on suitable routes to minimise public safety risks.

The reforms being considered aim to improve heavy vehicles’ access to roads, vehicle roadworthiness and safety and the management of driver fatigue. Refinements to the supporting assurance regime and regulatory tools are being considered along with reforms to enable greater use of technology and data for compliance purposes.

The National Transport Commission is now seeking formal submissions on the Consultation regulatory impact statement. They aim to finalise the policy options for ministers’ decision in the first half of 2021.

Frontier Economics assisted the National Transport Commission to draft the consultation regulatory impact statement and assess the impact of the policy reform options being considered.

Frontier Economics advises clients in the transport sector on a range of economic issues.


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