ONE IN FIVE VEHICLES ON OUR ROADS IS A FREIGHT VEHICLE, HIGHLIGHTING HOW IMPORTANT THEY ARE TO AUSTRALIA’S ECONOMY AND KEEPING THINGS MOVING.
IN 2013, OVER 203 BILLION TONNE KILOMETRES WERE TRANSPORTED VIA ROAD. BY 2040, THIS FIGURE IS EXPECTED TO GROW TO OVER 250 BILLION TONNE KILOMETRES.

For any company involved in logistics and freight, ensuring safe cartage and the safety of drivers, other vehicles, and people on the road is paramount. Freight drivers work under tight deadlines, government compliance, and challenging situations. Some of these situations include small vehicle drivers and cyclists not appreciating the challenges freight drivers face in terms of blindspots and unexpected braking, as well as having to navigate tight spaces and narrow passageways.

Accidents involving heavy vehicles have declined in recent years, with approximately 500 heavy truck occupants being hospitalised from road crashes each year. Of these, approximately 30 per cent are categorised with High-threat-to-life injuries.