Exemptions for heavy vehicle drivers at rest stops

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and the National Cabinet have tonight approved an exemption for roadhouses, dedicated truck stop facilities and truck driver lounges to remain open so Australia’s heavy vehicle drivers have access to showers, restrooms and facilities to undertake their mandated fatigue management breaks. Due to recent COVID-19 restrictions that apply…

Buchholz welcomes COVID-19 Coordination Commission

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport, Scott Buchholz has welcomed the Prime Ministers announcement of a National COVID-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC) . Minister Buchholz said the Commission would work to anticipate and mitigate the economic and social effects of the global coronavirus pandemic and work with Ministers and industry to resolve matters of national significance. Welcoming the appointment of Mr Neville Power as Chairman,…