The NSW Nationals in the federal government are securing safer roads, with the second major health check of the country’s heavy vehicle fleet about to get underway.
Federal Nationals leader and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said heavy vehicle operators should take a few minutes before each trip to check basic safety items on their vehicle.
“A quick visual inspection can identify any issues and give you peace of mind that the vehicle is safe and ready for the journey,” Mr McCormack said.
“It is a series of simple steps that aligned with the National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual that every driver should undertake daily.”
From next month the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator will undertake the second National Roadworthiness Survey, which will check the mechanical health of Australia’s heavy vehicle fleet.
About 8000 heavy vehicles including trucks, buses and other special purpose vehicles will be inspected, with each check expected to take around 45 minutes.
The first heavy vehicle fleet health check was conducted in 2016.