An independent review of the National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework shows that the current truck driver licensing system is inadequate.
With a shortage of new starters in the trucking industry, an improvement of industry professionalism and strengthening driver training would make driving more, not less, attractive as a career while also delivering important safety outcomes.
The session will discuss:
- Driver training and the key challenges identified in the Austroads review of National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework
- How training standards should be improved and what industry associations can do
- The potential for an offside driver program, as proposed by Daimler Future Leader Athol Carter