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Press Release: New Campaign Highlights the Cost of Non-Compliance in Heavy Vehicle Operations

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Sydney, Australia; 25 July 2023 - Teletrac Navman, a global market leader in telematics technology, is campaigning to highlight that compliance with safety regulations is part of the responsibility of every person within the business.

The Cost of Non-Compliance aims to emphasise the critical importance of compliance with safety regulations within the road transport industry in Australia. By shedding light on the true toll of non-compliance, Teletrac Navman seeks to create awareness, drive behavioural change, and foster a safety-first culture among all stakeholders in the supply chain.

“Safety and compliance are not just legal obligations; they form the backbone of a smooth, efficient, and secure road transport sector,” says Anthony Laras, National Manager for Transport, Teletrac Navman. “It’s challenging for fleet operators and drivers to navigating the complex regulatory landscape. The campaign brings to the forefront the significant penalties and consequences that businesses and individuals may face due to non-compliance.”

Under the Chain of Responsibility (CoR), every party involved in the road conveyance supply chain, including directors, managers, employees, contractors, and suppliers, shares the responsibility for compliance. In the event of prosecution, every party must demonstrate that they've taken every reasonable step to prevent law breaches; otherwise, they may be held partially liable for incidents or collisions that occur on the road.

The CoR ensures that all parties in the chain, such as employers, contractors, operators, consignors, and loading managers, collectively strive to eliminate or minimise risks associated with heavy vehicle transport activities to the extent reasonably practicable. Surprisingly, more than half of the CoR functions also apply to people or businesses not directly owning or operating heavy vehicles. Whenever a business uses a heavy vehicle to send or receive goods, they automatically become a part of the CoR.

Non-compliance with CoR regulations carries severe penalties and impacts various parties along the supply chain. The new campaign highlights the following eye-opening penalties for non-compliance:

  • $3,721,686 - The maximum monetary penalty for NSW companies found guilty of category one offences for reckless conduct according to the Work Health and Safety Act. This highlights the ethical duty for businesses to prioritise safety and protect their most valuable resource – their people.
  • $300,000 and five years jail - The penalty for individual company directors found guilty of category one offences under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), holding them accountable for their employees' or contractors' actions.
  • $10,000 - The maximum penalty under HVNL for consignors and consignees who encourage or require unsafe behaviours from heavy vehicle drivers or parties in the CoR.
  • $15,000 - The penalty for schedulers, supervisors, or any person arranging goods for transport in heavy vehicles, responsible for ensuring drivers' well-being, working hours, and compliance with speed limits.
  • $16,119 - The maximum penalty in Victoria for an unsecured load causing harm or damage, highlighting the responsibilities of those handling goods and loading/unloading heavy vehicles. 

“At Teletrac Navman, we are dedicated to supporting the heavy vehicle industry in safety and compliance, ultimately making roads safer for everyone,” explained Laras.

Teletrac Navman solutions streamline compliance with regulatory programs, including the Chain of Responsibility (CoR). With real-time visibility into the responsibilities of different parties in the supply chain, businesses can minimise risks, reduce breaches, and avoid penalties.

“Supporting businesses to foster a safety-first culture, our campaign emphasises that compliance is integral to ensuring the health, well-being, and safety of drivers, other road users, and the community," said Teletrac Navman’s spokesperson. "By adhering to CoR and HVNL obligations, heavy vehicle operators not only avoid legal consequences but also showcase their commitment to being responsible industry leaders.”

Learn more about Teletrac Navman campaign, through the Cost of non-compliance infographic and video: Why is managing a fleet with transport compliance technology so much easier? Teletrac Navman - YouTube




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About Teletrac Navman

Teletrac Navman aims to be the driving force behind the industries that transform and sustain our futures by offering simple and intelligent solutions that enhance efficiency, safety, and sustainability. As a connected mobility platform for industries that manage vehicle and equipment assets, Teletrac Navman simplifies the complex so that its customers can transform the way they work through cloud-based solutions that leverage AI to unlock the power of operational insight. Teletrac Navman manages more than 700,000 vehicles and assets around the world. The company operates globally, with offices worldwide and headquarters in Orange County, CA.

Teletrac Navman is part of Vontier, a global industrial technology company uniting critical mobility and multi-energy technologies and solutions to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving, more connected mobility ecosystem. For more information visit

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