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NHVR supports voluntary telematics for heavy vehicles to enhance road safety

Published: February 11, 2016| Australia

The NHVR (National Heavy Vehicle Regulator) supports the use of telematics within the Heavy Vehicle Industry.

NHVR Executive Director for Productivity and Safety, Geoff Casey appreciates the Australian Logistics Council’s (ALC) commitment to improving the Heavy Vehicle industry.

“The NHVR agrees with the ALC’s recent statement that data captured from heavy vehicles, with regard to their speed, fatigue and a variety of other measures, can lead to improved safety and compliance outcomes on our roads.

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“Regulatory telematics, along with new and innovative technology solutions, provide a significant contribution to achieving and improving safety outcomes for all road users and the community more broadly,” Mr Casey said.

The NHVR believes it is in the interests of industry and operators to voluntarily adopt these technologies as they provide substantial business and safety benefits which assist operators in delivering on being a smarter, safer and more productive industry.

There may be a case for mandating some technologies, including regulatory telematics, however such a move would require appropriate consultation and discussion with industry and regulatory service providers prior to any decision.

Source: NHVR

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