PORT of Brisbane and the Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) have announced the acquisition of funding for the Heavy Vehicle Safety Around Ports project.
The project, with funding from the National Heavy Vehicle register, will pilot several road safety initiatives focused on fatigue, speed and people to determine the most effective ways to reduce near-misses and accidents, with an eye to deliver benefits for the entire road-freight industry in Australia.
PBPL CEO Roy Cummins said road safety is a key priority and the Port and QTA were very pleased to receive the funding from the NHVR.
“As part of our proposal, we also intend to share learnings from the project with other ports across Australia,” Mr Cummins said.
“We feel confident that, ultimately, the learnings identified and shared in this project will deliver benefits to all road users and the broader port community.
“We look forward to working with the QTA to implement the project, and with the port community and heavy vehicle industry more broadly.”
Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said: “This is fantastic news for local heavy vehicle drivers. I commend Port of Brisbane and the Queensland Trucking Association for developing this project that will provide a number of vital road safety measures. The government is proud to support this initiative that will improve safety in and around the Port of Brisbane and other ports.”