When your business involves the movement of freight, goods or people by road using heavy vehicles, all parties in the supply chain share a responsibility to ensure every vehicle is loaded safely and within its legal limits before it hits the road.
Under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) it is an offence to operate a heavy vehicle on the roads if the vehicle or the load does not comply with the HVNL loading requirements. We provide the solution, with our portable and semi portable scale systems.
We have recently launched a ‘National Overload Awareness Campaign’, an initiative of WIM Technologies, funded by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, supported by the Australian Government.
The campaign aims to provide education and raise awareness to the transport and logistics industries, highlighting the risks associated with overloading a heavy vehicle.
The campaign promotes information and awareness through its strong focus on KNOW YOUR RISK and KNOW YOUR LOAD and details guidance and steps for businesses to understand their legal obligations and implement processes, systems, and technologies such as weighbridge, load monitoring systems and transport loading plans.
Did you know that overloaded heavy vehicles pose a major risk to infrastructure and vehicle performance, such as:
As a party in the supply chain there are many ways you can influence and control the transport task, such as:
By launching this campaign, WIM Technologies hopes to encourage a cultural shift in the transport and logistics industries towards a greater emphasis on load safety and responsibility. Through education and awareness, businesses can take the necessary steps to reduce the risks associated with overloading, and ultimately create a safer and more efficient transportation system for all road users.
It’s simple, KNOW YOUR RISK, KNOW YOUR LOAD, because SAFE LOADS means SAFE ROADS. This is an initiative of WIM Technologies, funded by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, supported by the Australian Government. For more information about NHVR chain of responsibility Click here.
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