While the driver licensing system may provide some assurance of fitness to drive, having a licence is not enough. A person’s ability to drive safely is influenced by various factors particularly fatigue, drug and alcohol use, illness and injury and needs to be assessed on an ongoing basis.
Fitness for Work
Driving a heavy vehicle is a complex task that requires perception, good judgement, responsiveness and reasonable physical capability. Drivers have additional demands in relation to the transporting goods safely and meeting work schedules.