Petroccitto highlights the PC reform report positives

Regulator welcomes the view on reforms and sees sense in recommendations

Petroccitto highlights the PC reform report positives
Sal Petroccitto


The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) welcomes the final report from the Australian Productivity Commission (PC) into national transport regulatory reform.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said the report highlights the significant reform of safety and productivity across the heavy vehicle industry since the introduction of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) in 2013.

"In particular, the commissioners have highlighted the on-going improvement to road safety and a reduction in heavy vehicle crashes and progress of harmonisation," Petroccitto says.

"The commissioners have also highlighted a number of areas where the law can be improved and I’m keen to see these recommendations aligned with the National Transport Commission’s current review of the HVNL."

Read the details of the PC transport reform report, here

Petroccitto broadly agrees with the PC's view on where more needs to be done, particularly with regards to the states and heavy vehicle productivity gains for industry.

"Key recommendations, such as reviewing derogations, reducing the prescriptive nature of fatigue legislation and expanding the number of freight routes covered by notices will clearly reduce the burden on operators and support the NHVR in carrying out its role," he says.

"I'd like thank the Commissioners for their efforts, particularly engaging directly with the industry and drivers during the consultation phase."

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