NHVR visit Carter Heavy Haulage for industry safety insights and improvements

NHVR visit Carter Heavy Haulage for industry safety insights and improvements

In late February, Carter Heavy Haulage received a special visit from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) at their headquarters based in Rutherford.

A regulatory visit can sometimes signal that something has gone awry. But there was only good news to report on this occasion.

When NHVR Engagement Specialist, Tim Hansen visited Carter Heavy Haulage, he was there to gather transport safety standard insights and recommendations about regulations in Australia.

Tim Hansen manages relations with government and industry stakeholders to review and improve safety regulations for NHVR.

He is an experienced policy, engagement, and communication professional, who is passionate about driving sustainable improvement to safety, productivity, and efficiency outcomes across the Australian heavy vehicle transport sector.

Managing Director, Josh Carter, said Tim’s visit was informative and productive, with many important safety topics discussed.

“Speaking with Tim was rewarding for us, not only as a transport company but as a company that’s proud to be leaders in safety,” Josh said.

“Tim was invested in listening to our perspective and taking on board our thoughts and ideas about transport safety in Australia. He gave us the opportunity to speak about many important areas for improvement. And we based this on our own experience as a heavy haulage company.”

Some of the topics discussed included:

  • Gaps in the network for the Hunter Valley Notice
  • An envelope approach for road making equipment
  • Inclusion for Oversize and/or Overmass (OSOM) vehicles to use on specific roads around Raymond Terrace and Wallsend that are not currently approved
  • Clarification around the telematics conditions box on the Class 1 operator’s guide
  • Exploration of off-route flexibility for Higher Mass Limits (HML)

“We covered a lot of ground, and we hope our contributions lead to even better regulatory standards,” Josh said.

The meeting also included their Company Secretary, Leonnie, and Safety and Compliance Manager, Donna. Both contributed their ideas and insights from the perspective of their clients and drivers.

“We are really proud to have an NHVR representative choose to visit Carter Heavy Haulage and Transport and seek our feedback on activities undertaken by the NHVR and potential future improvements for our industry operators.  It proves that our industry standing is respected and reputable,” Josh concluded.

IMAGE | Managing Director of Carter Heavy Haulage, Josh Carter and NHVR Engagement Specialist, Tim Hansen with Kenworth Legend truck (left-right).

Carter Heavy Haulage & Transport

Carter Heavy Haulage & Transport offers a broad range of logistics services including full end-to-end solutions, over-dimensional transport, heavy haulage, specialised projects and time critical services.

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