The NHVR has welcomed state road transport agencies delivering a coordinated compliance focus this week, led by NSW Road and Maritime Services’ Operation Shield.
NHVR Regulatory Compliance and Assurance Director Tony Martin said road transport agencies from other states would also conduct similar operations in addition to NSW.
“The NHVR is coordinating efforts this week to focus on fatigue and vehicle roadworthiness,” Mr Martin said.
“Better coordination and focus on heavy vehicle compliance efforts across the country is delivering a more consistent approach to enforcement and better safety outcomes for all road users.
“Assisting drivers and operators to better manage fatigue and vehicle roadworthiness has been a significant part of the NHVR’s safety program in recent months.
“Over 11 days last September, officers from road transport agencies, Police and WorkSafe from Queensland, NSW, ACT, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia inspected 5164 vehicles and drivers’ work diaries across 20 sites.
“Officers found 306 fatigue issues and 311 mechanical issues, indicating 94 per cent compliance across the operation.”