new NHVR Chair

New NHVR Chair

Former NSW Roads and Maritime Services Minister Duncan Gay has been appointed as the new NHVR Chair. The current Chair at the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, Bruce Baird, is retiring next month.

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road assessment breakthrough

Road Assessment Breakthrough

The access issues which have dogged the Performance Based Standards scheme and permits for larger trucks or over size and over mass may see a road assessment breakthrough if a new joint initiative from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and the Australian Road Research Board proves effective.

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first outing for a B-quad

First Outing for a B-quad

An event in Forbes NSW will see the first outing for a B-quad, when the newly approved combination will be on demonstration as part of the Forbes Harvest Field Day and PBS Vehicle Demonstration. This will be a chance to see an array of the innovative combinations possible under the Performance Based Standards scheme.

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To Dob or Not to Dob, That is the Question

Reading the news about a confidential hotline where truck drivers and supply chain workers can call a hotline to report potential safety breaches left me in quandary, to dob or not to dob, that is the question. The announcement this week by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator sees a confidential 1800 number being set up for concerned people in the supply chain to raise concerns.

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information on upcoming heavy vehicle law changes

Information on Upcoming Heavy Vehicle Law Changes

As of today, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is publishing information on upcoming heavy vehicle law changes. These changes will becoming through as amendments to the National Heavy Vehicle Law and regulations. They will take effect as of July 1.

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getting pulled in for a roadside check

Getting Pulled in for a Roadside Check

It is always a stressful experience getting pulled in for a roadside check, but the relatively relaxed atmosphere gives a hint of the changes that the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has in train. Diesel News is standing under a bright South Australian sun at a hilltop weighing station just outside of Tailem Bend on the main Adelaide to Melbourne freight route, watching trucks coming into a weigh station to get the once over from the scalies.

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A Taste of the NHVR Roadside Experience

Diesel News got a taste of the NHVR Roadside Experience on a recent visit to South Australia, where the first roadside enforcement officers, employed directly by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator are looking after heavy vehicles in the state. Read more

Where the NHVR Rubber Hits the Road

Where the NHVR Rubber Hits the Road

On the side of the Princes Highway in SA with an enforcement team is where the NHVR rubber hits the road. Standing under a bright South Australian sun at a hilltop weighing station just outside of Tailem Bend on the main Adelaide to Melbourne freight route, watching trucks coming into a weigh station to get the once over from the scalies, set me reminiscing.
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Shane Wants You To Tell a Mate 

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. Read more