Tell a mate

Tell a mate

Heavy vehicle safety is everyone's business

Tell a mate who drives a truck

  • Take your time, don’t rush for a deadline
  • Check your load is properly restrained
  • Do a daily heavy vehicle check
  • Know your heavy vehicle journey
  • Don’t drive distracted
  • Drive to the conditions and don’t speed

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Tell a mate to focus on fatigue

  • Dim or fuzzy vision? Take a break
  • Know your heavy vehicle work and rest requirements
  • Take your time. Don’t rush for a deadline
  • Is your written work diary up to date?
  • Electronic work diaries are a voluntary alternative to written work diaries

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Tell a mate that an approved Electronic Work Diary

  • Is a voluntary option for recording work and rest hours
  • Is an regulatory alternative to a written work diary
  • Can include portable devices like mobile phones, tablet or more traditional  telematics devices
  • Records time in minutes, rather than rounds up work time or rounding down rest time
  • Can assist a driver to more accurately record work and rest hours
  • More information can be found at

Tell a mate in your heavy vehicle supply chain

  • Changes to Chain of Responsibility laws are coming
  • To know your role or roles in the transport task
  • Don’t put any pressure on a driver to break the law
  • To understand their role in making heavy vehicle safety a priority
  • Take steps to effectively minimise or eliminate your heavy vehicle safety risks
  • Check and monitor safety in your business and across your supply chain
  • To find out more information visit

Tell a mate who drives a car

  • Be truck aware
  • Tailgating gets you nowhere
  • Can you see my mirrors?
  • Leave truck bays clear for truck drivers to rest
  • Distraction kills, be alert around heavy vehicles
  • Share the road. Allow heavy vehicles space to operate
  • Leave extra space for a heavy vehicle to turn
  • Don’t steal the space in front of a heavy vehicle
  • Drive to the conditions around heavy vehicles
  • Stay safe around heavy vehicles
  • To find out more information read NHVR safely driving Australia (PDF, 631KB)