CoR still caus­ing headaches

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THE new Chain of Re­spon­si­bil­ity laws shouldn’t be a cause for con­cern, ex­pert Colin Karl­son said.

The HNVL amend­ment came into ef­fect on Oc­to­ber 1 and he said the re­quire­ments were caus­ing need­less panic.

“Quite frankly, most of the good trans­port com­pa­nies don’t have to do a bloody thing ex­cept make sure their risk as­sess­ments are in place and the con­trols align with what they ac­tu­ally do,” he said.

But truckie Nathan Guy Richard­son said it was “easy for him and the NHVR to say all that”.

“They aren’t foot­ing the bill or have to mi­cro­man­age ev­ery­one all day, ev­ery day,” he said.

“I bet he’d have a dif­fer­ent tune if he owned a busi­ness and worked in the busi­ness also.

“Our HVNL is flawed be­yond the point of re­pair. Rid­dle me this, is a tim­ber mer­chant re­spon­si­ble for how a builder con­structs a house? Is an elec­tri­cal whole­saler re­spon­si­ble for an elec­tri­cian’s job? Then think about this CoR non­sense and the peo­ple that are now re­spon­si­ble in the web of le­gal li­a­bil­ity.”

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