Fatigue management exemptions

Fatigue management exemptions (permits and notices) enable operators and drivers to apply for work and rest hours, work diary and record keeping exemptions if they cannot reasonably work under the legislated fatigue management requirements.

Fatigue management exemptions provide operators and drivers with the opportunity to use alternative methods to comply with the objectives of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) while at the same time maintaining a high level of road safety.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has strict approval criteria for fatigue management exemption applications. Applicants must provide all supporting information requested when submitting their application.

In order to assist potential applicants, the NHVR has developed a series of fact sheets explaining the application requirements and information regarding fatigue management exemptions.