Truck licence restrictions are impractical says SARTA

A CALL for truckies from any state to master a tricky South Australian freeway descent before they can get a licence is impractical, the industry says.

SA deputy coroner Anthony Schapel on Monday made a string of recommendations in his findings into the deaths of two truck drivers in separate crashes at the bottom of Adelaide's South Eastern Freeway.

The coroner recommended that no heavy vehicle licence be issued to any person unless they have demonstrated they can safely negotiate the freeway descent in the presence of a trained instructor.

"These requirements should apply not only to licensing regimes in South Australia, but should be a requirement that is also imposed on interstate drivers," he said.

South Australian Road Transport Association director Steve Shearer says the idea is unworkable.

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Topics:  heavy vehicles licence restrictions transport trucks

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