When it comes to the distribution of goods by road, the new Heavy Vehicle National Law (“HVNL”) places a duty on every party in the heavy vehicle transport supply chain to ensure the safety of their transport activities.
With legal changes effective from 1 October 2018, time is of the essence for all parties within the supply chain to review contractual terms and internal policies and procedures for compliance with heightened legal obligations.
In so doing, reputational risk for breach of the HVNL is reduced and companies can progress along their sustainable development journey.
Our legal experts work together with specialist auditors to undertake gap analysis, develop appropriate policies and procedures, and develop contractual terms which are grounded in the reality and practicality of how you do business.
Each and every policy, procedure, and contract formed is reflective of your specific business requirements. We don’t just give you cookie-cutter templates.
Here at Hope Law Pty Ltd, we are committed to forming an in-depth understanding of your business to help you develop a culture of safety and responsibility that enables you to completely meet your legal obligations. By accomplishing this, your business advances toward a more progressive path of sustainable development.
Our principal lawyer is experienced in Heavy Vehicle National Law with involvement in the 2017 Australian Logistics Council conference and contribution to the development of the joint industry master code of practice for heavy vehicle safety.
Contact us to find out more or to arrange a consultation with an experienced solicitor.