Shane Wants You To Tell a Mate 

  The message from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator this week is all about how Shane wants you to tell a mate. The NHVR has teamed up with one of Australia’s best known TV and big screen personalities to talk heavy vehicle safety.     NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said Shane Jacobson had agreed to front the Tell a mate heavy vehicle social media safety campaign.   “I met Shane at a heavy vehicle event in Cairns and...

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Simpler PBS Approval Expanded

The latest announcement from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has seen simpler PBS expanded. The NHVR has added additional PBS Truck and Dog combinations to heavy vehicles classes for Performance Based Standards (PBS) pre-advised approval.     NHVR Chief Engineer Les Bruzsa said from today three or four axle truck and five or six axle dog combinations up to 26 m long and 73 tonnes GCM will now qualify for the PBS...

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Getting Tippers Right

When it comes to the question of getting tippers right, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator wants the trailer manufacturers to make the regulations work both for them and their customers. The Heavy Vehicle Industry Association has been asked by the NHVR to lead the development of a new VSB6 modification code that covers the design of tipper bodies.     Following the release of Vehicle Standards Bulletin 6 (VSB6) Version 3...

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Are You Going to Use an EWD?

The question many truck owners and truck drivers are asking themselves is, are you going to use an EWD? Electronic Work Diaries are about to become a reality as the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator releases the draft Electronic Work Diary (EWD) Compliance Policy ensuring that heavy vehicle drivers using either electronic or written work diaries are treated the same.     “The policy outlines the NHVR’s requirements for...

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Resistance to EWDs

In a show of resistance to EWDs, and in its submission to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, the Australian Trucking Association says it does not support the rollout of voluntary electronic work diaries as proposed.     “We do not support the NHVR’s draft EWD policy framework and standards, because the standards don’t meet the needs of the industry and they focus more on enforcement than achieving safety outcomes,” said...

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Trucking in the Twitterverse

Diesel News keeps an eye on trucking in the Twitterverse and brings you this week’s highlights. We have Tweets from the NHVR on the road, loading hay in the USA and another truck rollover in the news. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator was back out on the highway again in its charm offensive, communicating one-to-one with the truck driving community, this time in Goondiwindi: Plenty of good discussions with #truck industry...

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