The latest in a series of developments and discussions around the recent string of heavy vehicle related accidents comes sees the boss of Toll Group weighing in on the topic.
Managing Director of Toll, Michael Byrne, has written to the Prime Minister asking him to look at an overhaul of the industry, those changes being led by the implementation of national road safety rules.
“Australia has a dire road safety problem and it is time for a genuinely national approach to heavy vehicle regulation.” – Michael Byrne
The Toll Group boss saying trucks need mandatory tracking devices to monitor speed, fatigue and load limits.
In the article he also supported Truck Industry Council (TIC) calls for the government to subsidise “more modern, safer truck fleets”.
And he called for uniform rules across the nation around speed limits, blood-alcohol limits and shift lengths.
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