This week, I’m pleased to release the NHVR’s 2021-2024 Corporate Plan.

The plan outlines our objectives for the next three years as well as the key safety and productivity initiatives we’ve committed to delivering over the coming 12 months.

There are some important projects in the pipeline and I look forward to working collaboratively to deliver the plan and ensure growth and success for our industry in the years ahead.

Elsewhere, our prosecutions team continues to work with other law enforcement agencies and industry stakeholders to educate and enhance safety on our roads. Recently, the NHVR, working alongside South Australia Police, charged two operators with offences relating to illegal engine remapping.

It’s important that with an increase number of heavy vehicles on roads, everyone is aware of their responsibilities and obeys the law.

I wish you all a safe week ahead and please remember to regularly check our COVID-19 webpage for the latest information on border and testing requirements.

Sal,

CEO

NHVR prosecutes multiple engine remapping charges

The NHVR has charged two South Australian operators with offences relating to illegal engine remapping.

An investigation conducted by South Australia Police (SAPOL) Heavy Vehicle Enforcement Unit (HVEU) found a South Australian produce company had remapped the engines of four heavy vehicles to disable the vehicles’ emission limits.

> Read more about these charges here

Revised NHVAS Business Rules and Standards

The NHVR has approved a minor wording change to Standard 4 of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) allowing operators to use alternative documents to record the completion of an annual vehicle inspection.

> For more information about the NHVAS Business Rules and Standards, click here

Sign up for Recovery Partners health and safety webinar

Members of the heavy vehicle industry are invited to attend a free webinar hosted by Recovery Partners where NHVR Manager Safety, Policy and Research Amanda Capper and other industry stakeholders will discuss workplace health and safety issues in the transport industry.

Amanda will highlight the findings from the Industry Safety Survey 2020 and update stakeholders on how safety is being implemented in heavy vehicle transport activities across different industry groups.

Other speakers include Naomi Frauenfelder (CEO, Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds) and Melissa Strong (Manager of Safety, People and Communications at Lindsay Australia).

The webinar will be held on Wednesday 28 July from 12-1pm AEST.

> To register your interest, click here

Road Design for Heavy Vehicles events

Safe System Solutions Pty Ltd, with support from the Australian Trucking Association, is offering a practical training course for anyone working in road design.

The Road Design for Heavy Vehicles course is free, with topics including characteristics of heavy vehicles, design principles and elements, common safety issues and treatments and Austroads guidance on designing roads for heavy vehicles.

Workshops are planned to be held in the following locations:

Adelaide – 25 August, 9:00am
Hobart – 2 September, 9:0am
Sydney – 13 October, 9:00am
Canberra – 15 October, 9:00am
Brisbane – 26 October, 9:00am

The workshops are funded by the NHVR’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, supported by the Federal Government.

> For full details and to register your interest to attend, click here

COVID-19 update

Readers of On the Road would have received a dedicated COVID-19 newsletter last week with the latest updates and advice for the heavy vehicle industry. If you missed the newsletter, you can read it here.

You can also stay up to date with border and testing requirements on our dedicated COVID-19 webpage.

Invitation to attend road asset assessment webinars

The NHVR is running a series of webinars on the Strategic Local Government Asset Assessment Project (SLGAAP).  The webinars are free to attend and are aimed at providing additional information on the next round of funding and plans for increased asset assessment.

> Road managers are invited to register their interest for the sessions here