This article was taken from Austroads: Delivering safety for heavy vehicle licensing.

The final stage of the National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework review will be carried out by a highly qualified association of parties. This will bring improvements for heavy vehicle driver training and licensing methods and systems throughout Australia.

This association was nominated by Austroads, and will be led by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILT-A), working together with the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC), the National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) and the National Truck Accident Research Centre (NTARC). Together, they contribute significant expertise, a wide national and international network, and open the door to critical resources and a history of involvement in similar, related projects.

The initiative seeks to achieve a system of coordinated Australian license training and assessment that will produce safe, competent heavy vehicle drivers, while also considering the current and future requirements of heavy vehicle operators and the future freight task. This project is planned to be completed by mid-2022.

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