Forum to be held on national truck regs

Forum to be held in Victoria next week to discuss proposed national heavy vehicle laws to take effect in 2013

March 18, 2011

A forum will be held next week in Victoria to discuss proposed national heavy vehicle laws that will be introduced in 2013.

Representatives from the heavy vehicle industry will meet at Rydges Hotel on Exhibition Street in Melbourne from 9:30am to 12:45pm on the laws, which aim to create a single set of truck regulations to replace existing state and territory laws.

The National Transport Commission released the proposed changes last month.

"The proposed laws will cover all heavy vehicles (such as trucks and buses) over 4.5 tonnes, both those that operate interstate and those that operate only in Victoria," VicRoads says.

"This reform aims to reduce red tape, increase transparency and enhance the economic performance of the sector."

A national heavy vehicle regulator will administer the laws and will be based in Queensland with offices throughout Australia.

People interested in attending need to register online at the NTC’s website.

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