Under the Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act 2005, the Office of the Victorian Small Business Commissioner (VSBC) provides an independent dispute resolution service for owner drivers and hirer disputes in the transport industry.
Under this Victorian legislation, disputes between Contractors and Hirers must first be referred to the VSBC for attempted resolution before the matter can be referred to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Owner driver disputes can relate to:
• Notice of termination
• Contractual disputes
• Alleged breaches of the Act