Roadside checks to be quicker and easier with the NHVR

Safety Compliance Officers

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) on-road officers in South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT will begin using technology that will reduce paperwork and time spent during roadside intercepts.

NHVR Chief Operations Officer Paul Salvati said that the Regulatory Compliance Mobility Solution (RCMS), which has already been implemented successfully in Victoria, would be rolled out in additional states over the coming weeks.

“The RCMS replaces the current paper-based system, allowing our officers to make better, more informed decisions in a more efficient way, keeping roads safe for all users,” Mr Salvati said.

“Through the RCMS all documentation can be immediately emailed to drivers and operators, including fines, defect notices and direction notices.

“We ask that operators ensure their drivers have current and active email addresses,” Mr Salvati said.

“Decreasing the use of paper at the roadside makes things simpler for operators and officers alike, reducing the administrative burden and giving access to more data and background.

“The RCMS program has improved productivity and efficiency at the roadside in Victoria and operators will start to see these improvements flow on to other states.

“With records available immediately to authorised officers in other locations, over time, low-risk operators and vehicles will experience fewer and shorter intercepts and a more seamless experience across state and territory boundaries.”

RCMS technology ensures the consistent and streamlined delivery of regulatory services, which focuses on a risk-based and intelligence-led approach that targets the greatest safety risks.

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