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What is the Chain of Responsibility?

The chain of responsibility is the cornerstone of the National Road Transport Reform (Compliance & Enforcement) Bill and refers to the chain of people involved in the transport of goods by road.

Under the chain of responsibility, every person is held accountable for conduct that affects compliance in a transport operation and may be deemed liable in the event of a breach of the legislation through their actions or inactions.

From 27 April 2015, freight companies engaged in the transport of equipment are required to make a container weight declaration for all loads, stating the weight of each container and its contents.

(Information provided by Main Roads WA, March 2015)