Supply chain survey approaches close


Businesses involved in the heavy vehicle supply chain have only one more week left before the NHVR’s Chain of Responsibility online Survey closes on October 31.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said the 10-week Survey results would assist the NHVR design information and education packages to ensure greater awareness and safety across the heavy vehicle supply chain.

“The Survey, aimed at the heavy vehicle industry and greater supply chain, only takes around 15 minutes to complete so please make sure you have your say before it closes,” Mr Petroccitto said.

“Heavy vehicle safety is everyone’s business and this will ensure that the right information and tools can be developed and delivered to support business education across the national freight task.”

Mr Petroccitto said while we are developing improved educational tools and resources for the industry on their safety responsibilities, the state and national authorities were continuing to crackdown on drivers doing the wrong thing.

“Last week, in response to charges brought by NHVR prosecutors in South Australia, a heavy vehicle driver pleaded guilty to five counts of critical fatigue breaches, two counts of substantial fatigue breaches and one minor beach with the Magistrate imposing a fine of $12,600, plus court fees and costs,” he said.

“In another case last week, five people pleaded guilty to various offences including fatigue and making false entries in log books. Convictions were recorded in all matters and fines ranged from $2,250 to $4,000.

“We are committed to a transport and logistics supply chain that delivers the information and tools necessary for managing the ongoing safety and compliance requirements under Chain of Responsibility legislation.”