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VTA State Conference confirms regulatory bodies on line-up

The VTA has confirmed two regulatory bodies will be part of its upcoming state conference in March

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has confirmed that two Australian freight and logistics industry regulatory bodies will be in attendance at its state conference line-up to deliver important updates to delegates.

Over the conference’s two days, from March 17 to 19, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) and the National Transport Commission (NTC) will be part of proceedings.

“The NHVR has been a strong supporter of the VTA, and I’m delighted that CEO Sal Petroccitto and members of his team will be joining us to provide important operational and safety information,” VTA CEO Peter Anderson says.

“Access, safety and enforcement are always critical issues for freight operators and it’s terrific to have Sal on the agenda to outline the NHVR’s priorities for the year ahead.”

The NHVR is the Australia’s regulator for heavy vehicles and is tasked with administering the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) in applicable jurisdictions.

“It’s been a busy few years for the NHVR with additional states and territories falling under its remit,” Anderson says.

“In the six states and territories where the HVNL applies, there are more than 114,000 registered prime movers, one million registered heavy vehicle units and 269,000 registered operators.”

The NTC leads national land transport reform in support of all Australian governments to improve safety, productivity, environmental outcomes and regulatory efficiency.

“Michael Hopkins is CEO of the NTC, and I’m thrilled that he’s accepted our invitation to attend and address the conference during our focused safety session on day two, which will also examine the growing importance and necessity of operators making ESG (Environment, Safety, and Governance) a priority for directors, management and staff,” Anderson says.

With a near-full program, a supplier and equipment exhibit and plenty of networking opportunities, the VTA is encouraging the industry to be out in full force in March.

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