Transport industry council

Overview

The Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act 2005 establishes the Transport Industry Council, which is made up of members from industry and employee associations and government.

Membership

The Transport Industry Council consists of an independent chairperson and the following nine members appointed by the Minister for Industrial Relations:

  • One member nominated by VicRoads (non-voting member)
  • One person nominated by the Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • One person nominated by the Australian Industry Group
  • Two persons nominated by the Victorian Trades Hall Council
  • Two persons nominated by the Victorian Transport Association
  • Two persons nominated by the Transport Workers Union

Functions

The Transport Industry Council is responsible for making recommendations to the Minister for Industrial Relations on commercial practices affecting owner drivers.

The Transport Industry Council is subject to the control and direction of the Minister for Industrial Relations in performing its specified functions, which include to advise and make recommendations on:

  • the content of codes of practice, rates and costs schedules and the information booklet
  • the development, publication and promotion of model contracts
  • any other matters relevant to owner driver contracts and the commercial practices generally engaged in by owner drivers and hirers in relation to each other.

Page last updated: 20 July 2016