Joint Media Release: Grain Producers SA receives funding to improve heavy vehicle safety

$120,000 of funding has been allocated to Grain Producers SA through the 2019 Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative.

Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston said that the funding was awarded as part of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s $5.4 million safety fund, supported by the Morrison Government.

“Heavy vehicle drivers perform an essential service in tough and often dangerous conditions every day,” Senator Ruston said.

“Heavy vehicle safety is everyone’s responsibility and through local safety programs we can make our roads safer for all road users.”

The funding will support the organisation’s Primary Producers Heavy Vehicle Inspection Education and Readiness Program.

The initiative educates primary producers about the requirements of the National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual and provides practical tools to ensure their heavy vehicle is compliant.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the funding was part of $5.4 million of funding for heavy vehicle safety programs.

“This program is all about supporting the drivers who support our economy,” Mr McCormack said.

“23 recipients from across Australia will be supported to roll out programs targeting heavy vehicle safety. From fire prevention, to truckie mental health, to safe livestock transport these diverse projects will all make a big difference to safety.

“Without trucks and truck drivers, Australia stops.”

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