National response to heavy vehicle road toll needed, says Anthony Albanese

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In the year to the end of September 2017, 2,016 people died from 197 fatal crashes involving trucks or buses

Australian governments should introduce nationally consistent drivers’ licence laws and replace a controversial heavy vehicle drivers’ pay body, Anthony Albanese says.

On Monday the shadow infrastructure minister called for the transport infrastructure council of state and federal ministers to meet immediately to develop a national response to the increasing heavy vehicle road toll.

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