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Analysis of the Safety Benefits of Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Schemes
  • Publication no: AP-R319-08
  • ISBN: 978-1-921329-54-8
  • Published: 16 May 2008
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the safety benefits of heavy vehicle accreditation. Accreditation is a formal process for recognising operators who have good safety and other management systems in place. Those management systems include vehicle maintenance, driver fatigue, driver training, vehicle loading and the many other factors that affect heavy vehicle safety and sustainability.
  • AP-R319/08 Analysis of the Safety Benefits of Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Schemes
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
  • 2. RATIONALE FOR ACCREDITATION
    • 2.1. Compliance model
    • 2.3. Accreditation
  • 3. ACCREDITATION SCHEMES
    • 3.1. Accreditation schemes in Australia
    • 3.2. Comparison of NHVAS, WA HVA and TruckSafe
    • 3.3. Australian national scheme for auditing
  • 4. ANALYSIS OF THE SAFETY BENEFITS OF ACCREDITATION
    • 4.1. Method used to determine the safety benefits
    • 4.2. Safety benefits of TruckSafe based on Insurance claims data
    • 4.3. Anecdotal evidence of the safety benefits of NHVAS and TruckSafe
  • 5. INTERNATIONAL INDICATORS OF THE BENEFITS OF ACCREDITATION
    • 5.1. Voluntary schemes
    • 5.2. Mandatory schemes
    • 5.3. Summary of the benefits of overseas schemes
  • 6. DISCUSSION
  • 7. CONCLUSIONS