The Victorian Government has expanded the High Production Freight Vehicle (HPFV) network, improving freight connections across the State and promoting the use of safer and cleaner vehicles.
The upgrades will save farmers, freight operators and businesses time and money and further encourage freight operators to invest in newer, safer and cleaner vehicles.
Around 3,000 kilometres of road have been added to the pre-approved HPFV network, reducing costs and saving farmers and businesses time by eliminating the need for individual route assessments.
The new networks will be published online and include key freight routes along the Bass Highway, Murray Valley Highway, Wimmera Highway and Ballarat-Maryborough Road.
High Productivity Freight Vehicles are safer and more efficient modern vehicles that will reduce the number of truck trips needed on the network.
A Doubles that meet the HPFV specifications, which include strict safety and emissions requirements, will have improved access on these routes.
In addition, the Government is also issuing six new A Double Tanker networks to help streamline the transportation of milk and other liquids across the state.
These routes have been developed with industry and tailored specifically to A Double tankers, which have different specifications and requirements to other A Doubles on the network.
These routes will provide more simple, safe and connected journeys for the movement of key products such as milk, grain and livestock in regional Victoria.
For more information about the High Productivity Freight Vehicle Network, visit vicroads.vic.gov.au
To find our more about Victoria’s connectivity, visit https://www.invest.vic.gov.au/why-melbourne/International-market-connectivity