Transafe WA heavy vehicle forum kicks off in Perth


Attendees to hear from government and industry about issues confronting trucking industry.

 

A one-day heavy vehicle safety forum has kicked off in Perth today, with attendees due to hear from government and industry about topical issues affecting the trucking industry.

The Transafe Western Australia Road Transport Industry Safety Forum includes speakers representing the Australian Trucking Association (ATA), Main Roads and WA Police.

ATA CEO Chris Melham is discussing improvements to standards in assessing fitness to drive, improvements to driver training and the ATA’s lobbying efforts to mandate electronic stability control.

Main Roads executive director of heavy vehicles Pascal Felix will update attendees on the Perth Freight Link and the accompanying heavy vehicle charge that is due to be introduced in mid-2019.

WA Police and Main Roads will speak about new chain of responsibility (COR) legislation that took effect earlier this year for load restraint, while the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) will discuss the lessons learned from COR audits.

Transafe WA expects 200 people made up of truck drivers, fleet owners, transport users and service providers to attend the forum today.

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