In-cab filming for truck licenses in Victoria

By: Steve Skinner, Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi


More stringent driver testing will be introduced to halt any rogue license testing and assessments. Increasing the quality and safety of drivers within the Australian transport industry.

In-cab filming for truck licenses in Victoria
Cabin of a truck

Victorian driving regulators are considering in-cab filming of truck driver license tests. Such filming would identify both the assessor and the candidate undergoing the test.

The confirmation to ATN comes after past infractions by former Linfox driver trainers, which saw the acquisition and use of 600 fraudulent licenses. By introducing filming within the testing process, each driver and organisation will be provided with a record of the test and conditions faced throughout the test.

National licence harmonisation is under way amongst road authorities, thanks to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator being expected to take over the in cab filming function.

Victoria Police also will keep abreast of all accredited training providers, including the Linfox-operated Anglesea Complex, an example of an organisation, with a site that is permitted to carry out driver testing.

While there is always the issue of possible infractions, Vic Roads have brought in changes to weed out any future misdemeanour’s, within the testing process.

Key points

  • Vic Roads has put in place a new process where a re-test is required for everyone who was issued a licence from the tester since May 2005.
  • Over 98% of affected drivers have been retested. 26% of all drivers have retained their heavy vehicle licence.

 

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