Heavy vehicle compliance initiative for farmers

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Chain of responsibility web resources and workshops available

Heavy vehicle compliance initiative for farmers
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A new initiative designed to assist farmers to better understand and comply with heavy vehicle regulations has been developed and launched by the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) and Grain Producers South Australia (GPSA).

Chain of Responsibility… Made Easy! is designed to eliminate the confusion and frustration farmers can feel when complying with chain of responsibility (COR) legislation, NFF says.

As part of the project, a range of online resources, aimed at better informing farmers of their heavy vehicle compliance obligations, are available to operators.

"The information covers a diverse range of CoR-related scenarios such as farmers driving their own trucks or contracting a carrier to transport their produce or livestock," NFF president Fiona Simson says.

"The resources include compliance checklists and factsheets that explain what farmers need to do to comply with the Chain of Responsibility legislation."

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The online information is complemented by free workshops, facilitated by GPSA and Natwide, currently underway in regional towns across South Australia.

"Heavy vehicle safety is everyone's business and farmers take the role they play in safe transport of goods and livestock seriously," Primary Producers South Australia executive chair Robert Kerin says.

"The workshops provide farmers with professional and comprehensive information and reliable checklists to take the guess work out of COR compliance."

The workshops are funded by the NHVR’s National Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI), supported by the federal government.

The online resources, and information on the workshops, are hosted by the NFF on the Australian Farmers website here.


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