This week has seen the release of the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report into National Transport Regulatory Reform, looking into the effectiveness of reform and where it should prioritise in the future. Read more
This week has seen the announcement of a measure, as an extension of an existing initiative, that will improve the lives and increase flexibility for truck drivers to use their vehicles outside work hours. Read more
A national operation inspecting more than 3500 trucks and other heavy vehicles, including oversize over-mass and Performance Based Standards combinations, has found 93 per cent compliant with permit conditions for their vehicles Read more
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has announced a review of Grain Harvest Management Schemes seeking feedback on existing Grain Harvest Management Schemes (GHMS), as well as exploring the possibility of a national Harvest Mass Management Scheme (HMMS). Read more
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is calling for changes with the aim of getting better truck access outcomes in its latest public submission. Assessing permits using consent parameters, rather than each individual vehicle should be the cornerstone to improving heavy vehicle access on Australian roads, according to an NHVR submission on access to the Heavy Vehicle National Law review (HVNL). Read more
This week the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s dobbing line is one year old. The service is more correctly called the Heavy Vehicle Confidential Reporting Line (HVCRL) and it has taken almost 1,500 calls in its first year of operation. Read more
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator continues in its planning the route forward for a truly national truck regulation regime with the introduction of the NHVR Route Planner, which replaces the Journey Planner from June 27.
As the process of integration continues, the NHVR comes to the ACT. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator says it will provide heavy vehicle on-road compliance and enforcement across the Australian Capital Territory from July 1. The transfer of responsibility from the ACT authorities to the NHVR is a relatively small task compared to the transfer of the next two integration targets, VicRoads and then NSW’s RMS.
There will be improved access to 1500 additional routes, with pre-approved route maps making route planning easier, with extra functionality added to the mapping system on the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator Portal.
The latest nationally co-ordinated operation organised by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator was called Operation Wake Up and took the form of a national fatigue blitz during April. The idea was to get a picture of exactly what is going on out on the highway randomly checking as many drivers as possible at strategic points all over the country at roadside checks.