Helping Truck Drivers Get Back On The Road

15th Dec 2016

The Andrews Labor Government is helping truck drivers in the Western and Northern Regions stay on the road during one of the busiest times of the year.

There has been a rise in the number of truck drivers that have had minor defects with their vehicles and were required to present the vehicle at a VicRoads customer service centre, which for many truck drivers may be several hours away.

Truck drivers that receive a heavy vehicle defect notice issued for minor defects that do not require a Roadworthy Certificate, will now be able to attend one of nine VicRoads agencies in both Western and Northern Regions.

The agencies include:

  • Gateway Beet Incorporated in Hopetoun
  • Wycheproof Community Resource Centre in Wycheproof
  • Hindmarsh Shire Council in Nhill
  • Mildura Rural City Council in Ouyen
  • Mitchell Shire Council in Kilmore
  • Northern Grampian Shire Council in St Arnaud
  • West Wimmera Shire Council Offices in Edenhope and Kaniva
  • Yarriambiack Shire Council in Warracknabeal

These agencies will have the full support of their respective local VicRoads office to assist with this process.

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan

“We know it’s a busy time of year and that’s why we’re making it easier for truck drivers to get minor defects cleared at nine local agencies.”

“Especially in the lead up to Christmas the last thing we want is for an unroadworthy truck or trucks that are carrying harvest loads that are too heavy to be sharing the road with  family cars.”