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Safety and innovation rewarded in rural transport

Rural operators who create a safer and more innovative heavy vehicle industry will benefit from an industry award, announced at the combined Australian Livestock and Rural Transport Association and Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland Conference in Toowoomba on the 18th of February 2017.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said the NHVR and ALRTA have joined forces to support the $5000 industry award that focuses on safety and innovation within the heavy vehicle industry.

“I want to recognise those operators who take a proactive approach to safety across the road transport sector,” Mr Petroccitto said.

“This award will highlight the shared interest of government and industry in improving safety and compliance generally.

“Safety is paramount to the NHVR and we want to encourage all operators to be proactive and responsible in doing everything they can to have the highest safety procedures in place.”

ALRTA National President Kevin Keenan said the Award would recognise and reward rural road transport operators who have identified HVNL related safety risks and implemented successful, innovative control measures.

“We will be looking for applicants who have identified a safety risk in their business and have implemented an innovative measure to combat this risk,” Mr Keenan said.

Applications will open in March and close on June 30, 2017. The winner will be announced at the LRTAV Conference August 5-6, 2017. Nominations will be open to all rural, bulk and financial members of ALRTA or affiliated State Associations.

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