effectiveness of reform

Effectiveness of Reform

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

flexibility for truck drivers

Flexibility for Truck Drivers

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

93 per cent compliant with permit conditions

93 per cent Compliant With Permit Conditions

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

review of Grain Harvest Management Schemes

Review of Grain Harvest Management Schemes

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

getting better truck access outcomes

Getting Better Truck Access Outcomes

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

dobbing line is one year old

Dobbing Line is One Year Old

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

planning the route forward

Planning the Route Forward

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.

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the NHVR comes to the ACT

The NHVR Comes to the ACT

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.

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national fatigue blitz

National Fatigue Blitz

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.

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