08 November 2023
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has announced a $5.5 million investment in heavy vehicle safety projects under round 8 of the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI).
The HVSI, run by the NHVR, “supports implementable, value-for-money projects that deliver tangible improvements to heavy vehicle safety.” The program is federally funded and has injected more than $33 million into approved projects since commencing in 2016.
In this round, the HVSI will support 21 new industry safety projects. Of these, 12 heavy vehicle safety initiatives will receive $3.8 million in funding. These projects include a focus on:
A further $1.7 million has been allocated across nine dedicated Chain of Responsibility (CoR) safety training and education projects. These projects will focus on off-road parties and are targeted at executives and managers, international freight forwarding and logistics businesses and users of transport services who act as consignors or consignees.
We have seen the NHVR increase its focus on raising awareness and promoting education initiatives for businesses up and down the road transport supply chain. It is good to see that continued efforts will be placed on these key CoR safety stakeholders.
Some of the funded projects in round 8 include:
You can find the full list of recipients in this round’s funding (and prior rounds) on the NHVR’s website. If you are interested in any of these projects, please contact the project owner. Many of the project outputs are made publicly available for anyone to use.
The more we prioritise safety and work together, the safer our roads will be.
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