Message from the CEO
National Road Safety Week may have been re-scheduled to November, but heavy vehicle safety is still our top priority.
The NHVR is continuing to work with the heavy vehicle supply chain to ensure it is operating at an efficient and safe level despite the changed conditions over the past few months.
In particular, I want to avoid the situation where drivers are forced to take unnecessary risks.
Now more than ever we are relying on Chain of Responsibility laws to keep drivers safe.
If you’re involved in the heavy vehicle supply chain take the time to become familiar with questions such as: What is a transport activity; What are the roles that come under Chain of Responsibility, and What is reasonable practicability.
The NHVR has released a series of CoR Quick Briefs. Click here and please spend 15 minutes to find the answer to these questions and more.
And check out the tools that are available as part of the NHVR’s Safety Management System or the heavy vehicle industry’s own Master Code of Practice.
Heavy vehicle safety is everyone’s responsibility. So please ensure heavy vehicle drivers and members of the heavy vehicle supply chain are working together to make your business a safe business.
Truckie mental and physical health in Whiteline Television focus
Tips on what to eat, how to exercise and what signs to recognise for mental health are tackled in a new series of videos for truck drivers.
The series was developed by Whiteline Television and provides practical tips from truckies who are often on the road for several days at a time.
They were funded from Round 4 of the NHVR’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, supported by the Australian Government.
You can see the videos at www.truckingnation.com.au
Updated notices bring increased benefits
Almost one-third of New South Wales oversize overmass (OSOM) permits will be removed under updated Class 1 notices.
The updated Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Dimension and Mass Exemption Notices included increases in mass and dimensions in NSW and South Australia.
In New South Wales, the mass has been increased up to 115 tonnes and the width has been increased up to 5.0 metres.
Some of the key improvements in South Australia include an increase in mass up to 100 tonnes and an increased width of up to 4.6 metres.
> See the full announcement here
Are you in the NHVAS maintenance module and looking to re-register a heavy vehicle in Queensland?
Transport and Main Roads Queensland has released temporary measures for individuals and businesses that have cancelled their heavy vehicle registration due to financial impacts of COVID-19.
> Click here for more details
The change will allow operators who have de-registered a Queensland-plated vehicle after 29 January 2020, to re-register the vehicle without a Certificate of Inspection (COI). If you’re operating under NHVAS, check out the latest advice from the NHVR here www.nhvr.gov.au/coronavirus
Have you got another question about coronavirus changes?
A lot may have changed across the heavy vehicle industry over the past six weeks, but safety still comes first.
Check out the latest advice for heavy vehicle operators at www.nhvr.gov.au/coronavirus