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Current Policies And Legislations That Road Transport Companies Should Know About

Oct 21st 2011 at 9:46 PM

Freight companies in Australia are used to facing numerous challenges during operation. First, they need to regulate to fuel value fluctuations accordingly so as to not lose profit. Next, they have to supply sterling services at reasonable prices lest they want to lose clients to some freight companies that are more versatile with their rates. Finally, all freight companies in Australia are needed to adhere to current policies and legislations especially mandated for all road transport companies.

In case you are wondering what those existing policies and legislations are that keep most freight companies in Australia on a good rein, here are the general areas of road transport that are constantly covered by mandates:

Environmental Concerns

The Commonwealth of Australia acknowledges the fact that they have to apply stringent environmental laws so as to keep the state as pollution-free as possible. Scientific journals all conclude that the ozone layer higher than Australia is largely depleted due to Carbon emissions and use of CFC’s in home products. Due to this, freight companies in Australia are needed to endure standard emission testing for all their cargo vehicles. Freight companies also are inspired to make utilization of environment-friendly fuel with incentives of fuel discounts and rebates.

Tonnage/ Weight Regulations

To avoid road accidents and damages to cargo, road transport teams are required to understand weight restrictions within the cargo of their transport vehicles. Previous incidents of overloaded cargo trucks that accidentally release their cargo on the freeway have caused legislators to oblige stringent system for weight regulation on interstate transport. This makes the transport of cargo safer with lesser risk of breaking cargo and with lesser chance of causing road accidents due to spilled cargo from the cargo load.


Lastly, courier services in Australia are required to impose safety measures to prevent acts of terrorism in benefiting from their courier services. The terrorist attacks witnessed within the United States in the past few years have encouraged legislators to enforce security regulations that every one courier services in Australia ought to follow.

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