NHVR on the road in the ACT

09-07-2019

NHVR on the road in the ACT

NHVR on the road in the ACT

On 1 July the NHVR officially took over heavy vehicle safety and compliance for the ACT, with the capital following South Australia and Tasmania who have already transitioned. Come along to our session to find out what this means for you. 

With this transition comes a number of changes for operators travelling through the ACT. 

The NHVR’s Safety and Compliance Officers are now authorised to stop heavy vehicles to check compliance with the Heavy Vehicle National Law, driver licences, registrations and road rules. 

The NHVR now also has responsibility for issuing major, minor and self-clearing defects notices. Self-clearing defect notices – introduced to the ACT for the first time – can be issued for faults that don’t pose a safety risk but still need to be rectified as soon as practicable.  

Additionally, fatigue management provisions of the Heavy Vehicle National Law have now come into effect in the ACT.

To find out what these changes mean for the heavy vehicle industry, and also get an update on other work at the NHVR, you are invited to attend our free info session. 

Event details: 

The Dickson Tradies

Tuesday, 23 July, 2019 4pm-6pm

Event is free. Register with Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2xpAUBQ

Who should attend: 

  • Anyone who owns a vehicle heavier than 4.5 tonnes GVM - whether you work around town with a small rigid truck or do line haul in an articulated truck combination, this session will be of interest to you.
  • Industries that use heavy vehicles

We will also be holding two Truckie Info Days in the ACT, where drivers can drop in and have a chat to us about the changes. Find us:

  • Wednesday 24 July at United at Eaglehawk on Federal Highway from 12.00pm to 6.00pm
  • Thursday 25 July at Caltex at Hume adjacent to Monaro Highway from 9.00am to 4.00pm

For more information, please contact NHVR Stakeholder Specialist Tim Hansen at tim.hansen@nhvr.gov.au, (07) 3309 8601 or 0419 729 399.
 

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