Transport for NSW will be hosting a free Heavy Vehicle Forum breakfast on in Wagga this week to connect heavy vehicle drivers, owners and subcontractors with safety experts in south west NSW.

The Forum in Wagga Wagga on Wednesday 27 November is open to all transport operators  owners and drivers and will feature a range of speakers discussing current issues, industry regulations and safety priorities for heavy vehicle operators.

“The forum provides an opportunity for heavy vehicle operators and owners to hear from and interact with industry colleagues, regulators and road safety experts,” director of the South West region for Transport for NSW, Lindsay Tanner said.

“The guest speakers will cover a range of issues including chain of responsibility laws, efficiency and safety improvements, and key industry trends.

“Transport for NSW will also use the event to highlight the release of new information about the top ways truckies can meet their compliance responsibilities particularly around registration, exemptions and work diaries.”

“The heavy vehicle industry is the backbone of the state’s economy, and it is important to keep everyone in the industry informed on safety and regulations.

“A highlight of the day will be TAFE NSW’s Heavy Vehicle Driver Training Simulator, which allows heavy vehicle drivers to experience a range of driving conditions in a controlled environment,” Mr Tanner said.

The event will open with a complimentary breakfast at 6.30am followed by presentations from:

  • Heavy Vehicle Liaison Officer, Transport for NSW Roads
  • Director Freight, Transport for NSW Freight
  • Operations Manager Riverina, Transport for NSW Roads
  • Stakeholder Specialist, National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
  • Chairman, Road Freight NSW
  • NSW Police
  • Executive Director, Centre for Road Safety
  • Australian Trucking Association