Support for the transport and forestry industries

Overview

The Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act 2005 aims to improve the position of small businesses in the transport and forestry industries by providing information and support to run successful businesses.

This information is intended to provide general guidance only and does not constitute legal advice. If you are operating a business regulated by the Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act 2005, it is recommended that you seek your own professional advice, as it is your responsibility to determine your obligations. Examples in the guidance materials are purely for illustration; they are not exhaustive and are not intended to impose or imply particular rules or requirements.

Owner drivers and hirers

The legislation sets out requirements to assist owner drivers and hirers to improve their business skills and better understand their cost structures and their contracts.

Forestry – hirers and contractors

The legislation sets out requirements to assist harvesting and haulage contractors (forestry contractors) to improve their business skills and better understand their cost structures and their contracts.

Key features of the Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act

The legislation aims to improve the position of small business owner drivers and forestry contractors in the road transport and forestry industries, while maintaining healthy and competitive industries.

Transport and Forestry Industry Councils

The Transport and Forestry Industry Councils are made up of members from industry and employee associations and government. The Councils have specified functions set out under the legislation.

Page last updated: 20 July 2016