We need space


We Need Space provides simple tips on how we can safely share the road with trucks. Understanding more about how trucks manoeuvre and why they need space to keep us safe can help us all make every trip a safe trip.

About the We Need Space partners

Coles and its supply chain partners, Toll and Linfox, have joined forces with the NHVR to help make Australia’s roads safer for all users.


The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is the national regulator for heavy vehicles, which includes trucks, buses, cranes, agricultural vehicles and any other vehicle that weighs over 4.5 tonnes.

There are over 925,000 heavy vehicles in Australia, and it’s our job to make sure they’re operating safely, efficiently and productively.

However, while ensuring heavy vehicles drivers are safe on the road, it’s equally important to us that everyone else is too.

We Need Space is our flagship community safety campaign to raise awareness among general road users about how they can drive more safely around heavy vehicles. By providing tips on how we can all safely share the road with trucks, we give a voice to the hard-working men and women who, like all of us, want to return home safely to their families and friends.



Coles is a leading Australian retailer, with more than 21 million customers a week shopping at over 2,500 retail outlets nationally.

Coles’ transport operators travel around 100 million kilometres every year, delivering goods via its Distribution Centres to more than 800 supermarkets across the country.

For Coles to make sure their drivers are safe, and they are able to work safely in the communities in which they operate, they place a high priority on educating and working with road users to avoid potential incidents.

As a partner in the We Need Space campaign, Coles is using its Linfox and Toll trailers as giant, travelling billboards, urging road users to stay out of truck blind spots, learn how to overtake trucks safely, and avoid overtaking turning trucks.



With over 130 years’ experience, Toll Group, proudly part of Japan Post, operates an extensive global logistics network across 1,200 locations in more than 50 countries.

Its 44,000 employees provide a diverse range of transport and logistics solutions – covering road, air, sea and rail – to help its customers meet their global supply chain needs.



Lindsay Fox began Linfox in Melbourne in 1956, with one truck delivering soft drinks in the summer months and fuel in winter. More than six decades later, Linfox leads the way as Asia Pacific’s largest privately owned logistics company, employing more than 24,000 people across Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.

Linfox works with some of the world’s largest and most successful organisations, delivering food, resources and medicine across road and rail from an extensive network of warehouses and distribution centres.

The values, systems and technology behind the people, fleet and facilities make Linfox one of the safest and most efficient logistics companies in Asia Pacific.