Vic­to­ria joins in on grain har­vest ini­tia­tive

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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 grain­scheme@roads.vic.gov. au.

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