Exemptions for heavy vehicle drivers at rest stops

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and the National Cabinet have tonight approved an exemption for roadhouses, dedicated truck stop facilities and truck driver lounges to remain open so Australia’s heavy vehicle drivers…

30 March 2020

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Buchholz welcomes COVID-19 Coordination Commission

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport, Scott Buchholz has welcomed the Prime Ministers announcement of a National COVID-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC) .

26 March 2020

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New funding for bridges and heavy vehicle safety

Communities affected by the recent bushfires will be assessed as a priority under Round 5 of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s Bridges Renewal Program (BRP) and Round 7 of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP). …

17 March 2020

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Assistant Minister welcomes ATA's 'responsible decision'

Earlier today the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) announced the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming Trucking Australia 2020 conference, scheduled for 1-3 April.

13 March 2020

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Federal funding to fix 147 'Black Spots' in NSW

A total of 147 dangerous crash sites across New South Wales will become safer under the latest round of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s Black Spot Program.  

11 March 2020

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Australian heavy vehicle industry eyeing a safer future

A joint venture led by the heavy vehicle industry and partially funded by the Australian Government has delivered the Advanced Safe Truck Concept (ASTC).

11 March 2020

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Federal funding to fix 51 Black Spots in Queensland

Fifty one dangerous crash sites in Queensland will be substantially improved under the latest round of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s Black Spot Program.

28 February 2020

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Safety 'enablers' to help drive down road trauma

Twenty projects aimed at reducing road trauma in Australia will benefit from funding under the Australian Government’s Road Safety Awareness and Enablers Fund. 

21 January 2020

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Supporting local governments moving towards zero

Reducing road trauma on locally controlled thoroughfares was the focus of a Road Safety Stakeholder Roundtable in Brisbane today.

10 December 2019

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Drive safely this Christmas or consider the consequences

As the end of the year draws to a close and people get behind the wheel for the holidays, motorists are being reminded about what’s at stake if they don’t slow down and drive safely this Christmas.

10 December 2019

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Pedestrian safety focus of Mawson Drive investment

The safety of commuters and pedestrians at a road “black spot” in the Australian Capital Territory has been prioritised with funding from the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government.

05 December 2019

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New Safety Truck will Educate Young Australians

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government is partnering with the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) to educate young Australians on how to safely share roads with heavy vehicles, following today’s launch of SafeT360 – the new Volvo ATA…

19 November 2019

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Application Call for Heavy Vehicle Safety Funding

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is calling for funding applications for programs that improve heavy vehicle safety on Australian roads.

11 November 2019

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Calling for input on the National Freight Data Hub

Today’s release of the first discussion paper on the design of the National Freight Data Hub marks a significant step towards a more competitive, efficient and productive freight future for Australia.

01 November 2019

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Road Safety Awareness and Enablers Fund now open

Applications for the Road Safety Awareness and Enablers Fund are now open and the Federal Government is urging organisations with an interest in road safety education and awareness to apply.

23 October 2019

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