Friday, February 3, 2012

Wanted - Top Executive To Shape The Future of Road Haulage Freight Truckers

Global Search for a Big Hitter Needed Down Under to Unify Australian Truck Regulations
Shipping News Feature

AUSTRALIA – A real challenge awaits someone as the Australian Government today announced they were to launch an international search for a Chief Executive Officer to be based in Queensland for the new office of independent National Heavy Vehicle Regulator. The new man (or woman) will be tasked with creating and shaping the way the country’s road haulage industry reforms to finally ensure that each state conforms to ensure cross border freight is not subject to different state laws.

The Government has worked closely with all states and territories to forge the historic reform package, and is now seeking a CEO to implement the changes. For the first time in Australia's history, state and territory governments have agreed to unify heavy vehicle legislation under one set of laws and long haul freight operators will no longer need to meet different laws and rules for log books, driving hours and maximum loads and the reforms will give them the freedom to drive across eight Australian states and territories under the one rule book, ending a huge compliance burden for truck drivers.

The new office will come into force on the 1st January 2013 and the successful candidate will be accountable for driving forward the national heavy vehicle reform package that paves the way for safer roads for trucks and buses and subsequently for all road users. This A$30 billion package of measures is intended to support the growth of the transport sector, with consequential benefits for the nation as a whole.

The position will be officially announced in the Australian media on Friday the 10th February and further details will appear on the National Heavy Vehicle Project Regulator Project Office (NHVR) website whilst serious applicants who wish to discuss the position confidentially can contact Mark Phillips from Dean & Ling Executive on +61 7 3211 1018.