Heavy vehicle operators can apply for accreditation under the following National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) modules.
- Operators accredited in the Mass Management module can access additional mass concessions. These concessions allow vehicles to operate at Concessional Mass Limits (CML) for general access to the road network. Participation in the NHVAS Mass Management module is a pre-requisite for access to Higher Mass Limits (HML).
- Operators accredited in the Maintenance Management module must maintain their vehicles and comply with all relevant road transport legislation. Some jurisdictions require annual inspections as part of the registration process, but grant exemptions to vehicles with maintenance management.
- Operators with BFM accreditation can operate under more flexible work and rest hours, allowing for (among other things) work of up to 14 hours in a 24-hour period. BFM gives operators some flexibility in when drivers can work and rest, as long as the risks of driver fatigue are properly managed.
- AFM brings a genuine risk management approach to managing heavy vehicle driver fatigue. Rather than prescribing work and rest hours, AFM offers more flexibility than Standard Hours or BFM in return for the operator demonstrating greater accountability for managing their drivers’ fatigue risks.