NHVR Ticks Two More Boxes

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has announced two more milestones, for the NHVAS and the NHVIM, in the road towards a more rational countrywide truck regulation system. National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme auditors will be working to higher and more consistent standards. At the same time July 1 sees the adoption by six enforcement authorities of the National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual.   With these two...

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Setting The Standard

We have a arrived at a fortunate moment in the development of a truly responsible trucking industry. There is an opportunity to make a real difference and change the paradigm in the way road transport is run and policed. Get it wrong and we will return to the dark ages, get it right and there can be some real gains.   The situation at the moment sees the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator with enough credibility with the Transport...

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Future Fatigue Policy

The National Transport Commission is co-ordinating a project to pull in major data about the effect of fatigue in the trucking industry. The plan is to develop a national framework for collecting real-life operational data to better inform future fatigue policy.   The heavy vehicle fatigue data framework project is a major collaborative initiative between the NTC, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), the Alertness...

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Building the Ramparts

Watching the antics on TV dramas like Game of Thrones and Vikings should inspire the trucking industry in its next moves, politically. The bloody battle is won, for now. The opposition has retreated, but will refresh itself and prepare for a new assault, sometime in the future, but we don’t know when.   What would our brave swordsmen and swordswomen do after the victory? They repair the defences, build up the ramparts to secure...

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‘Cashing in’ on auditor qualification

Incorrect information sent to National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme auditors. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator says it has moved to clarify the requirements around the NHVAS auditor training and qualifications.   This announcement follows the NHVR becoming aware of incorrect information being sent to auditors to promote paying for qualifications and courses, which are not necessary to be registered as an NHVAS Approved...

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NHVAS Auditing Upgrade

A series of training programs, currently running, are aimed to improve the auditing outcomes around the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has delivered two NHVAS Auditor Technical Competency courses, so far, in Melbourne and Adelaide. The courses are designed to provide auditors with the necessary minimum technical competencies to conduct NHVAS mass and maintenance management audits....

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