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Heavy Vehicles

More than 4000 heavy trucks travel the Hume Highway every day between Melbourne and Sydney.  Some are B-doubles – a prime mover with two semi-trailers attached (up to 68 tonnes in weight and 25 metres length).  Most of Australia’s domestic freight is delivered by road, hence road transport is a fundamental part of the Australian economy.  

  • We believe that there should be greater policing of fatigue management infrastructure and regulations.
  • We encourage the usage of more truck lanes for heavy vehicles.
  • We support the ongoing development of intermodal depots.
  • Road maintenance in Victoria needs to be improved to maintain a safe road network.
  • The Government should explore available opportunities to increase the amount of intercity and intra-city freight movement on rail to reduce heavy vehicles on our roads.

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