Driver Offences

Driver Offences

Received a fine? A notification from the RMS? Or be in a situation you think may escalate? Know you legal rights on Road Transport Driver Offences. This page lists articles and changes to road transport law in this area – visit regularly for updates or better still sign up to our e-newsletter for all the up to date changes in road transport law – the form is at the bottom right of this page.

  • Update your driver fatigue policies?

    Update your driver fatigue policies?

    Just a brief note which you may want to use to update your driver fatigue and work diary entry policies if you need to. Last week I ran a plea concerning driver fatigue what was originally 255 Company and Director offenc...

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  • Potential road transport legal issue?    Call us! 0417 673 428

    Potential road transport legal issue?

    You may have received a fine, a notification from the RMS, or be in a particular situation you think may escalate. Your legal rights may different to what a governing or enforcement body may lead you to believe. Telephon...

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  • Is Fair Work taking the piss?

    Is Fair Work taking the piss?

    Unfair dismissal compensation after urinating on a Woolies warehouse. Truck driver awarded $16,128 in unfair dismissal compensation after urinating on a Woolies warehouse. What is otherwise a low level criminal charge is...

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  • You are now officially on NOTICE!

    You are now officially on NOTICE!

    What to do when RMS NSW issues you with a Notice to Produce or Direction to Produce information or documents. Firstly, do not ignore the Notice. RMS NSW have wide ranging powers under the National Heavy Vehicle Law to ga...

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  • When the RMS come knocking

    When the RMS come knocking

    Is it trespass? Do you unwittingly consent to the entry of RMS NSW officers to your depot and office premises? The National Heavy Vehicle Laws give RMS NSW officers extensive powers to enter transport depots and office p...

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  • IMPROVEMENT NOTICE? Don’t risk it!

    IMPROVEMENT NOTICE? Don’t risk it!

    RMS NSW has the power to issue improvement notices under the Heavy Vehicle National Law to ensure and improve compliance in the road transport industry in NSW. In the ordinary course compliance enforcement an Improvement...

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