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THE Na­tional Trans­port Com­mis­sion has re­leased a dis­cus­sion pa­per which presents first find­ings of an eval­u­a­tion into the PBS scheme and pos­si­ble ways to im­prove it.

NTC Chief Ex­ec­u­tive, Paul Ret­ter said the pur­pose of this eval­u­a­tion is to look at ways to im­prove the ef­fec­tive­ness and ef­fi­ciency of the scheme, in re­sponse to Aus­tralia’s grow­ing freight task.

“Road freight is pro­jected to in­crease by 26 per cent in the next 10 years. PBS ve­hi­cles are well placed to as­sist in­dus­try and gov­ern­ment in cop­ing with this fore­casted growth.

“We need to con­tinue im­prov­ing the scheme to pro­mote greater up­take of th­ese ve­hi­cles,” Mr Ret­ter said.

Sub­mis­sions in re­sponse to this dis­cus­sion pa­per will be ac­cepted un­til 5pm Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 9, 2017 via the NTC web­site.

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