The safety, accreditation & compliance section provides everything you need to know about accreditation and operating your vehicle in a safe and effective manner.

Chain of Responsibility

Under COR laws if you exercise (or have the capability of exercising) control or influence over any transport task, you are part of the supply chain and therefore have a responsibility to ensure the HVNL is complied with.

Fatigue management

Driver fatigue or drowsy driving is an important safety hazard for the road transport industry. Fatigue laws apply to fatigue-regulated heavy vehicles.

Industry Codes of Practice

Establishes standards and procedures for parties in the chain of responsibility to identify, analyse, evaluate and mitigate risks associated with meeting obligations under the HVNL

National Compliance Information System (NCIS)

The National Compliance Information System (NCIS) will be the amalgamation of compliance and camera data from states and territories to provide a national set of heavy vehicle related compliance and monitoring data.

National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme

The NHVAS is a formal process for recognising operators who have robust safety and other management systems in place.

Please note: Changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) came into effect on 1 July 2017. In line with the existing offence relating to displaying a mass management label, the HVNL has been amended to include maintenance management for the same offence.

On-road compliance and enforcement

Heavy vehicle drivers and operators will benefit from a greater level of consistency in on-road compliance and enforcement outcomes when the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) commences.

Vehicle standards and modifications

The NHVR delivers a comprehensive range of services (including the regulation of heavy vehicle standards and modifications) under a consistent regulatory framework.