Animal welfare and driver fatigue
Anyone involved in transporting livestock must comply with driver fatigue laws as well as animal welfare laws. Under driver fatigue reforms for heavy vehicles, everyone involved in transporting livestock (consignees, consignors and receivers) - not just the driver - must be accountable for breaches of fatigue laws under the 'chain of responsibility' legislation.
All parties involved along the supply chain must understand their responsibility and take reasonable steps to manage fatigue. Learn more about chain of responsibility legislation.
Find out about animal welfare codes of practice for more information on the livestock transport welfare standards.