Updated Animal Welfare Transport Notice Allows Extra Hour of Driving

The NHVR’s development of new national animal welfare notice, has been welcomed and applauded by the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALARTA) calling it a “common sense approach”.

The updated National Livestock Welfare Work and Rest Exemption (Notice) 2017 (No.1) came into effect as of 10 February 2017 across the regulator’s participating states which include NSW, Queensland, Victoria, SA, Tasmania and The ACT.

Under the notice livestock drivers operating under the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme’s (NHVAS) Standard and Basic Fatigue Management certification in unusual or unforeseen circumstances, have an additional one hour driving time to handle potential animal welfare threats.

Drivers may make use of the notice on consecutive days however it will not increase total driving time, meaning that drivers will need to increase the duration of their next long rest break by twice the duration of any additional driving time in the corresponding period, all of which drivers must specify in log books.

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