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Australian Logistics Council project endorsed to improve heavy vehicle safety 

Joint media release – 10 September 2021

The Australian Logistics Council’s (ALC) Increasing Awareness and Understanding of the Master Code in the Supply Chain project will receive key funding through the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, supported by the Australian Government.

The ALC project will deliver increased levels of awareness and understanding of the Master Code and Chain of Responsibility obligations leading to improved safety for drivers of heavy vehicles, workers in the supply chain and the broader community. This project is one of 28 successful heavy vehicle safety initiatives to receive funding from $5.5 million in Round 6 of the HVSI.

ALC CEO Brad Williams said the HVSI funding would enable them to deliver the Increasing Awareness and Understanding of the Master Code in the Supply Chain project and contribute to the overall goal of improving heavy vehicle safety.  

“The Master Code was developed to provide guidance to industry on how they can comply with their chain of responsibility obligations so increasing awareness is an important task, particularly for those businesses that do not have heavy vehicles of their own but rely on them to get their goods and products to the end user,” Mr Williams said.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said the HVSI program supported key initiatives that deliver tangible safety improvements for the heavy vehicle industry and all road users.

“The grants enable the NHVR, local governments, industry and other stakeholders to develop innovative solutions to achieve a shared goal of safer drivers, safer vehicles and safer road use for all Australians.

“I look forward to working with ALC to deliver the Increasing Awareness and Understanding of the Master Code in the Supply Chain project and improve road safety for everyone.”

For more information visit www.nhvr.gov.au/hvsi

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