30 Apr 2020

Chain of Responsibility Compliance Handbook


Changes affecting every party in the Transport Supply Chain take effect on October 1, 2018.

This booklet sets out PNQ’s commitment and approach to compliance with the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws contained in the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).

All parties in the heavy vehicle supply chain have a shared responsibility to proactively manage risk and ensure safety along the Chain. This booklet therefore sets out

details of PNQ’s expectations of the compliance of other parties in the Chain with whom it deals and the action that PNQ may be obliged to take in the event of non-compliance with that shared duty.

This booklet forms part of PNQ’s operating policies. This booklet is in addition to and does not limit any other specific policies, procedures or contractual terms that may be applicable to any particular supply chain party.

The CoR laws apply to the movement of any goods by heavy vehicle on the road and any heavy vehicle journey, loaded or not loaded (in the case of speed, fatigue and

maintenance – see below). A heavy vehicle is any vehicle over 4.5t Gross Vehicle Mass (maximum gross loaded mass).

The CoR laws are intended to promote public safety; manage the impact of heavy vehicles on the environment, road infrastructure and public amenity; promote industry

productivity and efficiency and encourage and promote productive, efficient, innovative and safe business practices.

Contributing to the achievement of the objects of the CoR laws will not only ensure compliance with the CoR laws, but will positively contribute to the safety and efficiency of the road transport supply chain that is an integral part of the business, performance and productivity of PNQ and its partners in the supply chain.

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