Month: February 2018

Truck Industry Wants $12m to Tackle Road Safety

The trucking industry wants a cash injection of $12million from the government for road safety. The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) is calling for a National Road Safety Commission and wants the Australian Transport Safety Bureau to assume responsibility for investigating truck crashes. The ATA says the government should spend another $8 million over the next …

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Increase in Heavy Vehicle Crashes in NSW Coincides with Decline in Inspectors

A union representing heavy vehicle safety inspectors warned that the increase in heavy vehicle crashes in NSW was directly related to the reduction in safety inspectors in the state. The Public Service Association, warned the state’s Roads Minister Melinda Pavey that the decision by the government not to fill positions has had a significant impact …

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