Master code of practice gets major funding boost
The federal government has provided a $200,000 boost for the development of an industry master code of practice for heavy vehicle safety.
The funding comes under the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative program.
The Australian Trucking Association ( ATA) and the Australian Logistics Council ( ALC) are jointly developing an industry master code, which is due to be submitted to the NHVR for assessment in the rst quarter of 2018.
To this e ect, ALC and ATA have established a company called Safe Trucking and Supply Chains Limited to develop the code of practice.
NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto says the industry-wide master code will provide consistent and risk-based approaches to improving safety and compliance with the Heavy Vehicle National
Law (HVNL). “Led by the Australian Logistics Council and the Australian Trucking Association, the master code will help adopters to identify, assess and mitigate risks to meet their obligations under the national law and improve safety,” Petroccitto says. “I encourage industry to be involved in the consultation workshops being conducted by ALC and ATA to develop this code which will deliver signi cant heavy vehicle safety bene ts.”
NHVR says the master code will address the management of speed, fatigue, mass, dimension and loading and vehicle standards under the HVNL.