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Rural operators in line for $5K award

  • Posted on Thursday 23rd, February 2017.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) and Australian Livestock and Rural Transport Association (ALRTA) have joined forces in support of a newly announced award for rural operators.

The new award was announced at the joint Australian Livestock and Rural Transport Association (ALRTA) and Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland (LRTAQ) Conference in Toowoomba this week.

According to NHVR CEO, Sal Petroccitto, the $5000 industry award will be awarded to rural operators with a focus on safety and innovation within the heavy vehicle industry.

“I want to recognise those operators who take a proactive approach to safety across the road transport sector,” Petroccitto said.

“This award will highlight the shared interest of government and industry in improving safety and compliance generally.

“Safety is paramount to the NHVR and we want to encourage all operators to be proactive and responsible in doing everything they can to have the highest safety procedures in place.”

ALRTA National President, Kevin Keenan, said the Award would recognise and reward rural road transport operators who have identified HVNL related safety risks and implemented successful, innovative control measures.

“We will be looking for applicants who have identified a safety risk in their business and have implemented an innovative measure to combat this risk,” Keenan said.

Applications will open next month and close on June 30, 2017. The winner will be announced at the LRTAV Conference August 5-6, 2017.

Nominations will be open to all rural, bulk and financial members of ALRTA or affiliated State Associations.

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