Make safety a priority on the road this Easter weekend: VTA

Leading up to the Easter long-weekend, the Victorian Transport Association (VTA) is reminding the industry that there will still be thousands of transport workers on the road and to ensure safety comes first.

VTA CEO, Peter Anderson, said no delivery or collection is worth risking injury or death, adding that statistically road accidents are more prevalent over holiday periods thanks to the public visiting friends and family, as well as greater freight movement.

“Our freight task continues unabated and thousands of drivers, warehouse and distribution centre workers, schedulers, and industries that service transport, won’t stop and will remain hard at it,” he said.

Anderson has reminded drivers to be aware of their conditions, avoid fatigue, ensure their vehicles are safe and roadworthy and to be mindful of drivers who may be distracted by devices.

In other news, Anderson recently encouraged state and federal legislators and regulators to embrace the opportunity to create lasting heavy vehicle reform that will help attract people to the Australian freight and logistics sector.

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