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Safety award to recognise rural operators

March 2, 2017

Rural operators … what could you do with $5,000?

That’s the prize on offer for the winner of a new industry award that recognises a business that has contributed to creating a safer and more innovative heavy vehicle industry.

The award was announced at the recent combined Australian Livestock and Rural Transport Association and Livestock (ALRTA) and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland Conference in Toowoomba.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) and ALRTA have joined forces to support the $5,000 industry award that focuses 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,” said NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto.

“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 echoed Mr Petroccitto’s sentiments.

“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,” Mr Keenan said.

Nominations are open to all rural, bulk and financial members of ALRTA or affiliated state associations and applications will close on 30 June 2017. Contact ALRTA for more details.

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