Potential economic and industry impacts of the imposition of a truck driver Certificate of Professional Competence in Australia

Cameron Gordon

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAustralian Transport Research Forum 2011 Proceedings
    Place of PublicationAdelaide
    PublisherUniversity of South Australia
    Pages1-14
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventAustralasian Transport Research Forum 2011 - Adelaide, Australia
    Duration: 28 Sep 201130 Sep 2011

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralasian Transport Research Forum 2011
    CountryAustralia
    CityAdelaide
    Period28/09/1130/09/11

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    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.