In 2003, the European Union (EU) introduced a requirement for a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) for professional truck drivers operating within the EU. There has been recent discussion of imposing a similar requirement in Australia. This paper reviews the experience of EU trucking industries thus far and assesses indirect benefits and costs of three types: (1) Financial (to trucking firms and industry); (2) Economic (to market sectors); and (3) Social/External (to society as a whole). Based on this analysis of experience in the EU, the paper preliminarily discusses how these issues might play out if a CPC similar to the EU regulation were to be imposed in Australia.
|Title of host publication||Australian Transport Research Forum 2011 Proceedings|
|Place of Publication||Adelaide|
|Publisher||University of South Australia|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||Australasian Transport Research Forum 2011 - Adelaide, Australia|
Duration: 28 Sep 2011 → 30 Sep 2011
|Conference||Australasian Transport Research Forum 2011|
|Period||28/09/11 → 30/09/11|
Gordon, C. (2011). Potential economic and industry impacts of the imposition of a truck driver Certificate of Professional Competence in Australia. In Australian Transport Research Forum 2011 Proceedings (pp. 1-14). Adelaide: University of South Australia.