All parties in the road transport supply chain are responsible for preventing a breach of road transport laws. This is called the Chain of Responsibility. It recognises the effects of the actions, inactions and demands of off-the-road parties in the transport chain.
All parties in the supply chain – consignor/dispatcher, packer, loader, scheduler, consignee/receiver, manager, as well as the driver and operator – must take positive steps to prevent a breach of the road transport mass, dimension, loading and work hours laws.
Roles and responsibilities
The different Chain of Responsibility positions are clearly explained in the fact sheets (see box at bottom of the page).
A Roles and Responsibilities table is also available below.