Mas­ter code of prac­tice gets ma­jor fund­ing boost

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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.

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