Heavy Vehicle Industry Safety Survey

In 2020 the NHVR conducted an Industry Safety Survey to measure the extent to which businesses within the heavy vehicle industry have implemented a basic Safety Management System (SMS).

Nearly 4,000 people responded from a wide cross section of industry employees, including drivers, managers and operators.

The survey questions explored the following topics:

  • safety risk management
  • safety assurance
  • safety promotion and training
  • frequency and review of safety practices.

The survey also asked about industry understanding of vehicle safety technologies.

Survey results

Here is a snapshot of the survey results

We also did a breakdown of the results for different sectors.


Amanda Capper GAICD, Manager Safety Policy & Risk presented a webinar on Wednesday 4 November 2020 to share and discuss the results of the survey.

Sharing results from the NHVR's 2020 Industry Safety Survey

NHVR's 2020 Industry Safety Survey presentation slides (PDF, 1.75MB)