The Transport Workers Union has called for changes to Chain of Responsibility legislation to hold operators and companies more accountable.
The TWU made the calls as the trial for a truck driver involved in 2013’s Mona Vale accident gets underway.
The horrendous 2013 crash made headlines as the oil tanker overturned and caught alight, killing 2 people.
The truck driver involved in the incident, Shane Day is facing charges for the incident while his employer was fined $500,000.
The TWU says it isn’t fair that the driver is carrying the entire burden for the incident and that this type of scenario is common in the industry. TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon described it as an industry crisis.
Sheldon explained that the transport company and its client weren’t facing charges although they cut corners which led to the safety risks being taken. He called for responsibility to go all the way up the supply chain and not stop with drivers alone.