Australian road transport operators will be able to transport more goods using fewer vehicles thanks to new policies approved by ministers at last Friday’s Transport and Infrastructure Council meeting that will allow trucks to carry larger but not heavier loads.
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Interested parties have been invited to make submissions on amendments to the light and heavy vehicle standards, which include new ways to identify hydrogen and electric powered vehicles.
In a first for the Australian heavy vehicle industry, a new partnership between the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC) and the National Transport Commission (NTC), will, through a combination of rigorous field and laboratory-based research, evaluate the impacts of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) on heavy vehicle driver fatigue.
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The National Transport Commission is seeking further public comment about possible ways to increase the volume of some heavy vehicles to increase their productivity.