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ATA welcomes heavy vehicle safety programs

Funding increases announced earlier in the week will go towards 14 heavy vehicle safety projects as part of initiatives managed by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).

Geoff Crouch, Australian Trucking Association Chair welcomed the $3.9 million allocated by the Federal Government for the live-saving initiatives.

“I particularly welcome the funding for the #GetTruckWise Campaign, a partnership between the ATA and City of Greater Bendigo,” he said.

“This project will make a positive contribution to the road safety conversation by educating and encouraging behavioural change among light vehicle drivers.”

ATA member associations led five of the 14 projects.

These included joint business and transport industry CoR Education for the Western Roads Federation; Safe Systems: Transport CoR in Tasmanian Supply Chains for the Tasmanian Transport Association, Heavy Vehicle Safety around Ports in conjunction with the Queensland Trucking Association and Port of Brisbane; a safety truck resource servicing Western Australia and the Northern Territory through Transafe WA; and construction of Australia’s first roadside effluent disposal facility for livestock carriers with the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association.

Crouch said the outcomes of the project would assist in shaping the ATA’s national road safety campaign.

“The NHVR received 38 applications for funding, and to be selected for a share shows the high quality of work done by the ATA and its member associations,” he said.

“I congratulate the recipients of the funding boost and commend both the Australian Government and the NHVR for taking a proactive approach in addressing road safety concerns.”

(Image: Geoff Crouch, ATA Chair).

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