Port of Brisbane announce a successful bid for funding of Heavy Vehicle Safety Around Ports project
Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) and the Queensland Trucking Association Ltd (QTA Ltd) announce a successful bid for funding under the 2018-19 Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative Fund.
The Heavy Vehicle Safety Around Ports project is funded by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) and was announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure Michael McCormack on Friday 10th August 2018.
QTA Ltd Chief Executive Officer Gary Mahon said: “We see this announcement as a great opportunity for the road freight industry and a clear message that the government views heavy vehicle safety a priority in one of the highest traffic areas for road freight in Australia.”
The Port of Brisbane is heavily reliant on the road transport network, with more than 3.1 million vehicles travelling on port roads annually, including a large proportion of heavy vehicles. This is set to increase as the freight task grows.
The project will pilot a number of road safety measures across fatigue, speed and people to determine the most effective solutions in reducing near-misses and accidents. It is hoped the project will deliver benefits and learnings for the entire road freight industry in Australia.