Are you ready for COR reform, VicRoads asks

Victorian trucking operators and drivers urged to attend information sessions to ensure they are ready for chain of responsibility reforms

September 30, 2009

Trucking operators and drivers are being urged to attend information sessions to ensure they are ready for the introduction of chain of responsibility reforms in Victoria.

From November, chain of responsibility will apply to heavy vehicle speeding, meaning all parties involved in transporting goods can be held liable if a driver is caught breaching road laws.

VicRoads will next month hold free information sessions in nine locations across the State to outline the impact the reforms will have, and the department says anyone involved in the supply chain needs to attend the events.

"The new laws aim to reduce fatalities and injuries involving speeding heavy vehicles and will affect all off-road parties who can influence speeding, such as employers, contractors, operators, schedulers, consignors, receivers and loading managers," VicRoads says.

The department will begin holding sessions on October 8 at Tralalgon, with the final session to be held in Melbourne on November 12.

Those wanting more information on the sessions can contact Rob Perkins on 0411 402 832.

It is compulsory to register for the event. Drivers and operators can register here or by faxing VicRoads on 03 9818 6534.

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