New partnership will provide deeper safety insights

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Leading insurer and NatRoad Platinum Partner NTI and the National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) have formed a new collaborative partnership aimed at boosting research into truck safety.

Their 20-year partnership is responsible for the National Truck Accident Research Centre (NTARC) Major Accident Report, which provides annual reporting on heavy vehicle incidents.

The new iteration – NTARC 2.0 – will go beyond annual reporting to provide more insights and will be developed through NRSPP’s partnership host, Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC).

NTI’s Transport Research Manager Adam Gibson will be seconded to MUARC. Adam is the current author of the NTARC reports and is the lead on NTI’s dairy tanker safety program – a national crash reduction initiative.

Adam will take an active role in mentoring the MUARC research team who will take on the role of evolving the report..

NTI is the leading provider of insurance for the Australian heavy vehicle transport sector. This provides them with a unique market position which they use to produce the NTARC report to inform the entire heavy vehicle industry with better information.

The new partnership will release the next NTARC report in April 2024.

PS – have you seen NRSPP’s Heavy Vehicle Toolbox talks? Access them here