Industry bodies have joined forces to raise their concerns about what they deem a lack of clarity within the HVNL (Heavy Vehicle National Law).
The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad), the Western Roads Federation and the Northern Territory Road Transport Association have submitted a joint submission to the NTC.
These concerns were brought to the attention of the NTC last year, they are,
- the transitioning between two-up and solo driving,
- managing fatigue outside of participating.
Warren Clark, NatRoad Chief Executive said the issue of NatRoads members who were being fined when transitioning from 2 up driving back to solo was the first issue raised.
Operators were also confused about traveling in and out of Western Australia and the Northern Territory within a 7 day period complying with HVNL fatigue laws.