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Heavy vehicle supply chain support for new laws

Up to 165,000 companies that make up Australia’s heavy vehicle supply chain will be required to take steps to deliver a safer road transport industry under new laws coming in mid-2018.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto today released the latest round of Chain of Responsibility information for 10 key supply chain roles.

“We’ve now delivered more than 30 information forums across Australia and I’m pleased to see many companies in the supply chain undertaking their role in safety and taking practical steps to ensure they meet the new laws from mid-2018,” Mr Petroccitto said at the South Australian Road Transport Association conference.

“There were 213 deaths from 191 fatal crashes involving heavy trucks or buses in 2016. I am determined to see that number continue to fall and make heavy vehicle safety everyone’s business,” he said.

The NHVR information packs and forums will make it easier for duty holders to understand and assess their risks, and know whether they are complying with the current law and prepare for changes.

The new fact sheets and video are available at www.nhvr.gov.au/cor




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