Getting Closer to a National Standard

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is continuing to roll out the National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual across new states and territories. So far, the manual has been adopted by three jurisdictions, with its inspection standards now applying in the ACT, Tasmania and South Australia.


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“The manual provides authorised officers, vehicle examiners and operators a consistent set of criteria when conducting heavy vehicle inspections, ensuring a national approach to the management of vehicle safety,” said Sal Petroccitto, NHVR CEO.


The plan is for all states and territories participating in the NHVR process will be using the NHVIM as a template for all inspections carried out by July 1 this year.


The NHVR has released fact sheets to assist operators and explain the ramification of the manual’s introduction in South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT to help truck workshops adaptpractices to align with the new manual.


Further information on the National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual can be found at the NHVR website.