NHVR to meet with industry at MEGATRANS2018
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) will exhibit at MEGATRANS2018, the multimodal supply chain trade show taking over the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 10–12 May, 2018.
The NHVR is Australia’s first national, independent regulator for all vehicles over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass (GVM).
The NHVR will use MEGATRANS2018 as a platform to meet the nation’s road freight operators, explained Sal Petroccitto, CEO, NHVR.
“It is extremely important that we, as a regulator, meet face to face with the country’s operators, so we can better understand their issues and their priorities,” he said.
“In bringing together Australia’s freight and logistics industry, MEGATRANS2018 will have global significance, and we are excited to get involved as a representative of the country’s heavy vehicle road transport sector.”
Petroccitto noted that the NHVR continually strives to drive efficiencies for the industry, and it embraces opportunities for communication with the operators its regulations affect.
“In the past, Australia’s road freight sector has been fragmented,” he said. “This is something the NHVR is working to change by creating, communicating and observing national standards.
“We work for and with industry to make it safer, more productive and more efficient. To do this, we need feedback from the industry, and MEGATRANS2018 will be a crucial part of our communication strategy in 2018.”
Simon Coburn, Show Director, MEGATRANS2018, noted that the inclusion of the NHVR will bolster the wide range of businesses already set to exhibit at the show.
“Having such a prominent organisation come on board with MEGATRANS2018 shows us an event of this scale is needed and necessary to help connect the sectors comprising Australia’s supply chain,” he said.
Designed to provide a single point of contact for all heavy vehicle regulation in Australia, the NHVR manages programs such as National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) and the Performance-Based Standards (PBS) scheme, recognised globally for its contribution to improved efficiency, safety and productivity in Australia’s fleet.