Heavy vehicles / Environment

Road freight provides essential services to Australian communities but also impacts our environmental health.


The transport industry is one of Australia's fastest-growing contributors to carbon emissions, accounting for 16 per cent of our nation's emissions.  Excessive engine brake noise is also recognised as a public health issue.

Better environmental outcomes, such as reducing emissions in the transport industry is a strategic priority for the NTC.

The NTC researches and establishes model laws addressing issues such as engine brake noise.  We also deliver project initiatives such as performance-based standards and B-triples that are anticipated to reduce carbon emission by around 8 million tonnes, contributing to a better environment for all Australians. 

Last Updated: 15/11/2018