THE National Heavy Vehicle Confidential Reporting Line has received almost 1500 calls in its first year of operation, operators say.

NHVR National Intelligence Coordinator Aarron Unger said the hotline had proved invaluable for heavy vehicle drivers and supply chain coordinators.

“What the hotline provides is a safe, confidential way for people to report unsafe or unfair practices,” Mr Unger said.

“Over the past year the hotline has proved incredibly necessary in making our roads safer for everyone.

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“It’s provided our Investigations team with the information they need to look into the minority of organisations across all duty holders that are doing the wrong thing.”

Mr Unger said they had received almost 1500 calls, accounting for almost 900 individual reports with fatigue, mechanical safety and business practices the things reported consistently from callers.

“We’ve also recently moved the hotline within the NHVR, after an initial phase with CrimeStoppers, so that people can be assured that they will get someone on the end of the line with the right expertise,” he said. The hotline is 1800 931 785 and is staffed 7am-4.30pm.

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