Support for the transport and forestry industries
The Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act 2005 aims to improve the position of small businesses in the transport and forestry industries by providing information and support to run successful businesses.
This information is intended to provide general guidance only and does not constitute legal advice. If you are operating a business regulated by the Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act 2005, it is recommended that you seek your own professional advice, as it is your responsibility to determine your obligations. Examples in the guidance materials are purely for illustration; they are not exhaustive and are not intended to impose or imply particular rules or requirements.
Owner drivers and hirers
The legislation sets out requirements to assist owner drivers and hirers to improve their business skills and better understand their cost structures and their contracts.
- Rates and costs schedules for owner drivers
- Information Booklet for owner drivers
- Negotiating agents - owner drivers and hirers
- Written contracts - owner drivers and hirers
Forestry – hirers and contractors
The legislation sets out requirements to assist harvesting and haulage contractors (forestry contractors) to improve their business skills and better understand their cost structures and their contracts.
- Rates and costs schedules for forestry contractors
- Information booklet for forestry contractors
- Negotiating agent forestry contractors
- Written contracts - forestry contractors
Key features of the Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act
The legislation aims to improve the position of small business owner drivers and forestry contractors in the road transport and forestry industries, while maintaining healthy and competitive industries.
Transport and Forestry Industry Councils
The Transport industry council and Forestry industry council are made up of members from industry and employee associations and government. The Councils have specified functions set out under the legislation.
Page last updated: 23 April 2018