Media release

Introduction to AFM booklet launched at forum

The NHVR has released An Introduction to Advanced Fatigue Management (AFM) booklet, at today’s second Fatigue Safety Forum.

NHVR Fatigue Specialist Andreas Blahous said the new booklet would provide simple information for operators seeking access to more flexible work and rest hours.

“AFM can be a powerful tool that allows businesses to unlock flexibility in their operations while reducing complexity and improving safety,” Mr Blahous said.

Dubbo and Forbes Saleyards review concluded

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has concluded a review of Improvement Notices issued to Forbes Shire Council and Dubbo Regional Council by Roads and Maritime Services NSW (RMS) under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL). 

NHVR Executive Director Statutory Compliance Ray Hassall said that the NHVR had provided the councils with guidance about their responsibilities as Loading Managers under Chain of Responsibility legislation. 

Joint release: Permit reform to boost heavy vehicle industry

The Palaszczuk Government has announced it will slash red tape for heavy vehicles in a move set to save industry more than $1 million in fees and 3,300 hours in paperwork.

Permit durations for Class 1 Oversize Overmass (OSOM) load-carrying vehicles will now be extended to 12 months, following a review of OSOM vehicles last year.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the Palaszczuk Government had worked closely with industry on the initiative, and to create national consistency for the heavy vehicle industry.

Supercars star heads new road safety campaign

Australian Supercars star and current commentator Garth Tander will head a new heavy vehicle safety campaign which encourages all road users to give trucks space.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said the We Need Space campaign would provide advice on how light vehicle drivers should act when they are around trucks.

“Recent research shows that light vehicles cause up to four-out-of-five crashes involving heavy vehicles,” Mr Petroccitto said.

NHVR welcomes the reappointment of Minister McCormack

NHVR welcomes the reappointment of Minister McCormack

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has welcomed the re-appointment of Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack as Federal Transport, Infrastructure and Regional Development Minister.

NHVR Chair Duncan Gay said he looked forward to continuing to work with Mr McCormack to deliver on-going heavy vehicle safety and productivity reforms across Australia.

NHVR congratulates returned Morrison Government

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has congratulated the Morrison Government on being returned during the recent Federal Election.

NHVR Chair Duncan Gay said he looked forward to continuing the strong cooperation between the NHVR and the Federal Government.

“The NHVR had a constructive working relationship with the Federal Government over the past term,” Mr Gay said.

“We look forward to continuing this relationship as we work toward increasing heavy vehicle safety and productivity.

JOINT RELEASE: Report shows one in five new heavy vehicles PBS approved

One in five relevant new heavy vehicles manufactured in Australia are now PBS approved, according to the second annual report into Australia’s PBS scheme released today.

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) CEO Sal Petroccitto said the joint report by the Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association (ARTSA) and the NHVR demonstrated the success of Australia’s world-leading PBS scheme.