RMS wants to reward good operators

By: Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi


Road agency says it wants to adopt system that rewards firms with good compliance history.

RMS wants to reward good operators
Peter Wells says the RMS wants to spend more time targeting operators with a bad record.

 

The New South Wales’ road agency has flagged its intention to reward trucking companies with a good compliance history. 

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) safety and compliance director Peter Wells says the department wants to target companies with a known record of failing to meet with their obligations, such as regulations covering load restraint, speed limiters and fatigue management. 

"What we really want to move towards to is rewarding good operators where they see less of us and the discussions are more strategic and direct and where people have more of a compliance history will see more of us," Wells says.

The RMS, along with NSW Police, will continue to run a number of enforcement initiatives to improve compliance in the trucking industry. 

There are 280 heavy vehicle inspectors in NSW and 1,200 highway patrol officers, including eight heavy-vehicle checking stations.

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