Every truck driver needs to have upgraded to the new work diary by August 10 this year. The new National Driver Work Diary was introduced back in February and the six month introduction period ends in just over three weeks.
“The commencement of the Heavy Vehicle National Law earlier this year saw the new work diary roll out in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, but we wanted to give industry time to make the change,” said Sal Petroccitto, National Heavy Vehicle Regulator CEO. “Already, more than 67,000 new work diaries have been sold around the country, but I urge drivers travelling in and through these states who have yet to start using the diary to pick up a copy as soon as possible.”
The four states mentioned by Petroccitto are those where the new national fatigue laws apply and, in those states all truck drivers who drive more than 100 km from their home base or operate under Basic Fatigue Management or Advanced Fatigue Management need to record their work and rest times in the newly designed work diary.
For just $20 drivers can have the pleasure of working with the redesigned book. Some aspects of the old work diary which caused issues in the past have been changed. For information on exactly how to use the new diary go to the NHVR website or phone the direct at 1300 696 487.