Fixing truck driver licensing

April 18, 2024

Start: 11:30 am

End: 12:30 pm

The quality of truck driver licensing and training has been in the news since 2016, when the drivers of an overheight B-double blocked the M5 motorway in Sydney because they did not have the skills to reverse it.

Australia’s transport ministers have approved a plan to reform the national heavy vehicle driver competency framework, and Austroads is working on overseas driver licensing.

In this session, you’ll discuss—

  • the planned improvements to truck driver licensing
  • how they could be implemented
  • the changes that might be needed to overseas driver licensing.