Know your risk, know your load

The safe transportation of goods, freight or people is essential to the success of any supply chain.

As a party within the supply chain, it is crucial to understand the risks associated with overloading and to take measures to ensure that all loads are safe and within their legal limits before they hit the road.

This is why WIM Technologies recently launched a their ‘National Overloading Awareness Campaign’ aimed at those within the transport and logistics industries, an initiative of WIM Technologies, funded by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, supported by the Australian Government.

WIM Technologies is a Melbourne based company specialising in load mass compliance solutions through portable and semi portable scale solutions that can solve a range of weight and productivity issues for businesses. This campaign aligns with the company’s key goal of making the roads safer, one load at a time.

This national campaign highlights the risks associated with overloading a heavy vehicle, including damage to infrastructure, increased vehicle wear and tear, and most importantly, increased safety risks to all road users.

To address these risks, the campaign promotes the use of controls such as accurate load planning, proper load restraint, and having a method to determine the mass of every load. By taking these measures, businesses can ensure that their transportation activities are carried out safely and within the limits of the law.

The campaign also emphasizes the importance of parties in the Chain of Responsibility complying with their primary duty. This means that each supply chain party must do what is reasonably practicable to ensure that the vehicles used are safe and within legal limits. By understanding their role in the CoR and adhering to the regulations, businesses can contribute to creating a safer and more efficient transportation system.

As a party in supply chain, you share the responsibility for what you control or influence in respect of the transport task. By ensuring that your loads are safe and legal, you can contribute to safer roads and reduce the risk of infrastructure damage and reduce crashes. The campaign provides education and awareness to those within the supply chain on the dangers of overloading and the importance of complying with the primary duty with HVNL regulations.

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.


For more information on the campaign head to wimtech.com.au or follow us on our socials.

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