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REMINDER: 14 DAY WORK CYCLE PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT
The ALRTA urges members who are interested in fortnightly work cycle to lodge an expression of interest with the NHVR now. NHVR recently announced the initiative as part of a proposed Livestock and Rural Transporters Fatigue Management Scheme (LRTFMS) to commence by the end of the year. ALRTA has been pushing hard to get this in place and we need your support now to make it happen. Details are available in the information sheet.
160KM LOG BOOK EXEMPTION SHOULD BE NATIONALISED
The ALRTA wrote to the NHVR this week seeking nationalisation of the 160km radius log book exemption for rural carriers which is already in place in NSW and QLD. The exemption is a common sense approach to reducing paperwork for ‘local’ drivers in rural and regional areas where congestion is lower, average speed limits higher and the economic base spread over a larger area than urban or metropolitan centres. The primary aim of the Heavy Vehicle National Law is to reduce or remove regulatory differences between States and we have argued strongly that the 160km exemption in NSW and QLD is a prime candidate for national application.