What is Chain of Responsibility?
All parties in the road transport supply chain have specific obligations under the law to prevent a breach. The principle behind the CoR concept is simple:
Any party who has control in the transport chain can be held responsible and may be made legally liable
What are the target areas of Chain of Responsibility?
- illegal driving and working hours (fatigue management),
- overloading, exceeding vehicle dimensions
- poorly restrained loads.
The chain of responsibility laws are designed to apply to all road transport offences, ranging from minor breaches of log book recording to actions contributing to a serious spill of dangerous goods from a truck, or, at worst a fatal accident.