The NHVR has released the latest Electronic Work Diary (EWD) Fact Sheet, ahead of the next round of industry consultation.
NHVR A/Executive Director of Safety and Productivity Darrin Rasmussen said the Fact Sheet would prepare heavy vehicle operators and technology providers for the EWD Policy Framework and Standards release on December 18.
“The Standards will be publicly available for comment until early February 2018,” Mr Rasmussen said.
EWDs is a voluntary electronic recording system approved by the NHVR to monitor and record the work and rest times of a driver.
Following the nine-week consultation period, the NHVR expects to commence assessing and approving EWDs as a voluntary alternative to the written work diary in the first half of 2018.
“We’ll also be calling for technology providers and transport operators intending to develop EWDs to register their interest with the NHVR from December 18,” Mr Rasmussen said.
“This will allow electronic devices or systems already in use that meet the EWD Standards to be assessed and approved.
“The introduction of EWDs for heavy vehicle operators will be an important step forward in how we monitor driver fatigue across Australia.”
Authorised Officers will only have the same access to EWD information as they currently have to written work diary entries.
To access the latest EWD Fact Sheet visit www.nhvr.gov.au/ewd