The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) congratulates re-appointed Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester.
NHVR Chair Bruce Baird said Mr Chester has been a strong advocate for the heavy vehicle industry and the on-going reforms being undertaken by the NHVR.
"I look forward to continuing to work with Mr Chester on road safety initiatives and policies that build a stronger heavy vehicle industry," Mr Baird said.
"As the Member for Gippsland since 2008 and born and bred in regional Australia, he knows the importance of a safe and efficient freight industry and giving regional economies the best chance for growth.
"In the past five months since he has taken on the transport portfolio, Mr Chester has been an active and vocal supporter of the Regulator, announcing Australia's first gazette notice for Performance-Based Standards truck and dog combinations, advocating for stronger safety measures and consulting widely with trucking operators and the industry.
"On behalf of the NHVR Board, our Chief Executive and NHVR staff, I congratulate Mr Chester on his re-appointment and confirm our commitment to working with him to reduce red tape for the heavy vehicle industry, deliver consistency across borders and boost road safety for all road users."
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