The NHVR commenced public consultation in July 2018 on a draft Master Industry Code of Practice developed by representatives of Australia’s heavy vehicle industry.
Feedback on the draft Master Industry Code of Practice is now closed and it will now be assessed by an NHVR-appointed assessment panel against the requirements of the Guidelines for Preparing and Registering Industry Codes of Practice (PDF, 497KB).
Once approved and registered, the master code will set industry standards to support supply chain parties in meeting their Chain of Responsibility obligations under the law. The master code will be freely available to all heavy vehicle operators and supply chain parties to assist them in improving their safety and compliance performance and can also be used in court to highlight known risks and control methods.
Further announcements regarding the master code will be made on this website and in our On the Road newsletter.