Without Trucks Australia Stops: the development of a viable, safe, sustainable and efficient road transport industry

August 2021

© Commonwealth of Australia 2021
ISBN: 978-1-76093-289-3

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Foreword

List of Recommendations

Chapter 1—Introduction and background

  Referral of the inquiry
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Acknowledgements
  Structure of the report
  Road transport industry overview
  Heavy vehicles and road safety

Chapter 2—Work health and safety across the road transport sector

  Work health and safety
  Health outcomes and risk taking behaviour
  Underlying causes of risk taking behaviour
  Safe rates of pay and standards

Chapter 3—Unsustainable commercial practices

  Independent contractors
  Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal
  Road transport industry awards
  Cost recovery measures

Chapter 4—Existing regulation and enforcement mechanisms

  Heavy Vehicle National Law
  Fatigue management under the HVNL
  Heavy vehicle accreditation

Chapter 5—Education and training

  Heavy vehicle licence training
  Driver operations qualifications
  Views on heavy vehicle training
  Attracting new entrants to the industry
  Industry training

Chapter 6—Road transport infrastructure

  Rest areas and truck stops
  Rural transport infrastructure
  Heavy vehicle amenities

Chapter 7—Other considerations

Chapter 8—Summary and recommendations

  Setting safe and sustainable standards in the road transport industry
  Delivering an effective enforcement regime
  Education, licensing and training
  Investigations, research and data collection
  Road infrastructure and driver facilities
  Technological innovation and automation
  Cash-in-Transit industry
  Promoting industry best practice

Additional comments by Coalition senators

Appendix 1—Submissions and additional information

Appendix 2—Public hearings and witnesses

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511
Fax: +61 2 6277 5811
rrat.sen@aph.gov.au