Heavy vehicle owners and operators will have the chance to hear from industry experts with multiple road safety displays and presentations to take place at the Nhill Trailer Exchange in Victoria next month.
Horsham Rural City Council is partnering with a group of organisations to deliver the event at the Nhill Trailer Exchange on Wednesday 14 February and Thursday 15 February.
Themes to be addressed include vehicle safety, roadworthiness, overloading, towing, fatigue, speed and a range of driver safety issues.
Representatives of Victoria Police and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) will be there with a focus on providing advice.
Horsham Rural City Council Mayor Robyn Gulline said the Heavy Vehicle Safety Event would also feature practical displays.
“The aim is to give the heavy vehicle industry a chance to find out the latest tips to improve their road safety,” she said.
“The Western Highway is one of the nation’s key interstate freight routes, and unfortunately it is over-represented in fatalities and serious injuries, so we are keen to do everything we can to help reduce the occurrence of these incidents.
“The event is also very relevant to local transport operators, including farmers and livestock transporters, and we thank the Department of Transport and Planning which has funded this event through its Community Road Safety Grants.”
Other key participants in the event include the Department of Transport and Planning, Victorian Transport Association, Transport Workers Union, Livestock and Rural Transports Association of Victoria and several local municipalities.
The event will be held from 4pm to 11pm on both days.