Leading Bus operator, Transit Systems, has  received heavy vehicle safety funding which has been allocated to, supporting the delivery of the Driver Resilience program for their bus drivers Australia-wide, with a grant through the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) 2020 Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative and supported by the Federal Government.

Clint Feuerherdt, CEO of the  SeaLink Travel Group ,which owns Transit Systems, said that the funding would help support the organisation to further improve heavy vehicle safety.

“Safety is our number one priorty as Australia’s largest multi-modal land and marine transport company – it’s a responsibility we address and incorporate in our operations every single day.

“Our drivers are on the roads, connecting our community each and every day – and it’s not just about how well they drive, it’s factoring in other drivers, or challenging conditions.

We are proud to deliver this additional training program to our team, and with a network of 3,500 buses and 80 ferries, we know that the information and skills will be a great asset to our teams, and the communities we service,” he said.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said the funding was part of $5.5 million being distributed across the country.

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

“Twenty-six recipients from across Australia will be supported to roll out programs targeting heavy vehicle safety. From road safety education, to truckie physical and mental health, to the investigation of braking technologies, tyres and pavement wear, these diverse projects will all make a big difference to safety.

“The NHVR is looking forward to working with the winning bids to ensure the projects deliver safety outcomes for all road users.”