RFNSW WELCOMES NSW HEAVY VEHICLE POLICY FRAMEWORK

Media Release: Sydney, Australia. 1 October, 2018.

RFNSW WELCOMES NSW HEAVY VEHICLE POLICY FRAMEWORK

Road Freight NSW (RFNSW) has welcomed the release of the NSW Heavy Vehicle Access Policy Framework, saying it will support more efficient freight movements and better safety outcomes on the State's roads.

RFNSW Chief Executive Officer, Simon O'Hara, said the Framework will clarify Performance Based Standards (PBS) vehicles' access to the whole road network and ultimately lead to reduced congestion.

"We believe the Framework is good news for our members, as it finally gives heavy vehicle operators clarity around their access to both state and council roads," Mr O'Hara said today.

"Harmonising access for compliant PBS vehicles will achieve higher levels of productivity in freight movements, whilst adhering to stringent safety and infrastructure standards.

"Importantly, it will also result in reduced levels of congestion across the entire road network, which will not only benefit our members, but the wider community of NSW road-users at a time when demand for road freight continues to grow."

The Framework is a key part of the NSW Freight & Ports Plans 2018-23.

"RFNSW looks forward to continuing our engagement and consultation with the State Government and Transport for NSW, in helping develop new approaches on how we can improve connectivity and safety across the road network and efficiency through the supply chain,"Mr O'Hara added.

ABOUT ROAD FREIGHT NSW

Road Freight NSW began as ATA NSW in 2007. The organisation has developed to become a respected advocate for trucking operators, as a conduit to government, regulators and enforcement agencies. In 2015, the new name, Road Freight NSW, articulates our independent and authoritative viewpoint thanks to our respected executive leadership and the passion and expertise of members contributing to the Policy Council.

RFNSW media contact: Richard Lenarduzzi 0411 254 390

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Road Freight NSW contact details

56 Fitzroy Street Marrickville NSW 2204

Tel: (02) 9557 1205

info@rfnsw.com.au

www.roadfreightnsw.com.au

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