Victoria joins in on grain harvest initiative
Victoria will have its own Grain Harvest Management Scheme (GHMS), roads minister Luke Donnellan announced last month.
The move that will allow trucks other than road trains to transport 5 per cent more grain helps the state catch up with its northern counterparts.
The change aims to boost safety and productivity by reducing the number of trips between farms and grain receivers during the harvest season from October 1 to April 30.
“This scheme will grant farmers some leeway when loading trucks with grain at their busiest time of year, allowing heavy vehicle operators and other drivers to drive safer and move more of their product on time,” Donnellan says.
Heavy vehicle operators will need to apply to VicRoads for a label which will be displayed on the windscreen and will need to carry documentation that shows the vehicle’s year of manufacture.
The GHMS will be evaluated by VicRoads after the rst year.
Applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. au.