Transport for NSW has released the results of a survey which found that over 60 per cent of the respondents believe that freight brokers are not doing enough to help travellers in the event of a disaster.
The survey, conducted by the transport company and released on Thursday, found that more than 60 per of the 2,000 people polled said they believed that freight brokerages were not doing adequate due diligence when assessing potential hazards.
More than half of respondents (54 per cent) said that a major freight broker would be willing to provide information on the most likely route to the disaster site, while nearly a third (34 per cent), the same as the rest of the people surveyed, said they would be able to offer advice.
In a statement, the transport minister, Stephen Mullighan, said the results showed that freight brokerage firms were not delivering the information they were required to provide to the public in a timely manner.
“We believe that it is vital that the Government of NSW continues to provide the public with a timely, accurate and reliable service in the face of disaster,” Mr Mullighon said.
“The Government will continue to monitor the results and will take appropriate action to address the findings.”
The transport minister said he was committed to the safe operation of freight brokers and urged people to get in touch with them to discuss any concerns they might have.
“This survey is the first step in ensuring that all freight brokers provide the information and advice that is required to ensure the safe and effective operation of their businesses,” he said.
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