Registrations open for Heavy Vehicle breakfast

WHEN: Thursday 8 June

TIME:  6.30am breakfast, 7am official program commences, 11.30am finish.

WHERE: Forbes Inn 

REGISTRATION: Forum is free but registration is essential via via Council's Facebook pages or call 6861 2364.

Registrations are open for this year's Central West NSW Heavy Vehicle Breakfast Forum, which will be held at the Forbes Inn on Thursday 8 June.

Local farmers, contract harvesters, couriers, truck drivers and transport company operators are invited to attend.

Forbes, Parkes and Lachlan Shire Councils' Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor, who is organising the forum said this year's event will be focus on heavy vehicle access, driver fatigue, emerging technology, enforcement procedures and much more.

"Since its inception in 2012, the breakfast forum has brought together the local freight industry to discuss issues affecting them.

"This year participants will hear a case study from Ron Finemore Transport about the installation of Seeing Machines' Driver Monitoring System Technology in their truck fleet and how it has improved safety.

"Other topics of note include; work diaries and supplementary work diaries, Chain of Responsibility in relation to driver fatigue, NSW rest areas, the National Heavy Vehicle Law review and recommendations, as well NSW Police crash investigation procedures, fresnel lenses and heavy vehicle access.

"Come along to listen, learn and ask questions of industry experts from NHVR, Transport for NSW, Ron Finemore Transport, the National Transport Commission as well as NSW Police," Ms Suitor said.

You can register online with this link: via the Councils' Facebook pages or call Ms Suitor on 02) 6861 2364.

The forum will kick off at 6.30am with breakfast.  The official program starts at 7am.  The event will finish at 11.30am.

The forum is free, but registration is required for catering purposes.

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