If you are a manager of a business which is a link in the Chain of Responsibility (CoR), no doubt you are already thinking about how to prepare for the changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) coming in mid-2018 – including the substantial increase in maximum penalties to $3 million for corporations and $300,000 plus up to five years’ imprisonment for individuals.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to CoR compliance, and the new laws are designed to ensure businesses craft their CoR policies and practices in ways that will manage the specific risks arising from their transport activities. However, over the coming months there are some general steps you can take which will help your business spruce up its CoR suite. This task can seem overwhelming, but it can easily be broken up into manageable components which can be completed over time.
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