A message from our CEO Sal Petroccitto, in this week’s edition of On The Road.
“There are a growing number of conversations about the physical safety and mental wellbeing of heavy vehicle drivers.
The NHVR has recognised the need for ongoing support and information for drivers with funding for two important studies as part of our Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, supported by the Federal Government.
Even in their early stages the studies by Perth-based Injury Matters and by Canberra-based OzHelp highlight the vast challenges faced by truck drivers even before the changes that have occurred over the last six weeks. I look forward to releasing the results of these studies in the coming weeks and months.
It’s been a difficult year with the bushfires and now the pandemic response. Tensions around service centres, truck stops and transfer facilities are likely to be higher than normal.
Drivers, members of the supply chain, service centres and authorised officers are all in this together and we need to support and respect each other now more than ever.”
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