Simpler PBS Approval Expanded

Simpler PBS Approval Expanded

The latest announcement from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has seen simpler PBS expanded. The NHVR has added additional PBS Truck and Dog combinations to heavy vehicles classes for Performance Based Standards (PBS) pre-advised approval. Read more

Getting Tippers Right

When it comes to the question of getting tippers right, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator wants the trailer manufacturers to make the regulations work both for them and their customers. The Heavy Vehicle Industry Association has been asked by the NHVR to lead the development of a new VSB6 modification code that covers the design of tipper bodies. Read more

Are You Going to Use an EWD?

The question many truck owners and truck drivers are asking themselves is, are you going to use an EWD? Electronic Work Diaries are about to become a reality as the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator releases the draft Electronic Work Diary (EWD) Compliance Policy ensuring that heavy vehicle drivers using either electronic or written work diaries are treated the same. Read more

Support EWDs With Reservations

Resistance to EWDs

In a show of resistance to EWDs, and in its submission to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, the Australian Trucking Association says it does not support the rollout of voluntary electronic work diaries as proposed. Read more

Trucking in the Twitterverse

Trucking in the Twitterverse

Diesel News keeps an eye on trucking in the Twitterverse and brings you this week’s highlights. We have Tweets from the NHVR on the road, loading hay in the USA and another truck rollover in the news. Read more

Owner Driver Guide To CoR

Many working in the trucking industry are looking for a comprehensive owner driver guide to CoR (Chain of Responsibility) legislation and the implication for individual operators. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has been running a series of seminars to get the message out there about the new rules. Read more

Preventative Maintenance is Vital

Is Roller Brake Testing Finally Sorted?

After a long drawn out process, the trucking industry can finally ask, is roller brake testing finally sorted? According to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, new roller brake testing procedures have commenced across Australia. This follows 18 months of testing and evaluation after it was found existing procedures were producing inconsistent results after national standards were brought in. Read more

Regulatory Common Sense 

Drivers and operators have been looking for some regulatory common sense for a long time, but two initiatives this week create sensible solutions to long-term issues. One regards personal use allowances in the log book and the other reduces the requirement to do needless animal transfers on the road. Read more

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Each Component In The Chain

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is trying to get information out about changes to Chain of Responsibility legislation to each component in the chain, including drivers, owner-drivers and small operators subcontracting to the bigger operators. Read more

Preventative Maintenance is Vital

Correct Fitting of a Fifth Wheel

In Victoria, the demand for Approved Vehicle Examiners (AVEs) able to sign off on the correct fitting of a fifth wheel has been an issue. To get a fifth wheel certified, it has to be in a dealership and the AVE signatory needs to attend. This has worked okay in metro areas, but there were major issues outside of big cities. These limitations led to unnecessary periods of vehicle downtime. Read more