Roadworthy vehicles…made easy!

South Australian primary producers have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of heavy vehicle safety and maintenance as part of the Roadworthy Heavy Vehicles… Made Easy! workshop which will be held in Loxton on Thursday, January 21.

The workshops provide attendees with industry-specific information regarding the NHVR Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual, with a focus on road safety, compliance and maintenance responsibilities and have been specifically designed for SA farmers – including Grape Growers.

Heavy vehicle safety operations conducted by the NHVR and South Australian Police (SAPOL) in 2020 support the need for a greater focus on maintaining heavy vehicle roadworthiness.

GPSA Regional Field Officer Shane Gale said SAPOL issued a significant number of defect and expiation notices in the October 2020 operation, providing a timely reminder for all heavy vehicle owners and operators to ensure they understand their heavy vehicle safety requirements.

“The results from the safety operations reinforces the feedback from the first round of Roadworthy Heavy Vehicles… Made Easy!workshops that there is a strong desire from primary producers across all commodity groups to increase their knowledge and improve their practices,” he said.

As part of the campaign, participants have the opportunity to access a free heavy vehicle inspection with a local mechanic to gain practical tips on maintenance checks.

The Roadworthy Heavy Vehicles… Made Easy! campaign has been funded by the NHVR’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative Program, with the support of the Federal Government.

More information and registration can be found under the ‘Projects’ tab on the Grain Producers SA website

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