Message from the CEO

A number of recent NHVR operations have detected some issues with vehicle standards and driver fatigue.

Focusing on education is a big priority and our on-road teams would much rather support drivers to fix up minor issues than take enforcement action.

But safety still has to be the priority – that means both safer vehicles and safer drivers.

It’s on everyone in the supply chain to make sure they are doing their part to keep our roads safe.

So before you head out make sure you’ve done a vehicle safety check, that drivers are being scheduled appropriately, that you’re taking regular breaks and filling out your work diaries correctly.


Major operation targets heavy vehicles at Australia’s crossroads

A major joint operation between the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) and South Australia Police (SAPOL) with a focus on heavy vehicle safety has concluded.

NHVR Director Southern Region Paul Simionato said Operation Crossroads 2020 was a local operation with a national impact – focusing on the “crossroads” of Australia.

“The four-day joint operation ran between 9 October and 12 October, with a primary focus of monitoring the safety and compliance of heavy vehicles travelling on the Augusta Highway,” Mr Simionato said.

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ATA, NHVR call for respect and safety

The Australian Trucking Association and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator are calling on the trucking community to celebrate the industry’s diversity and call out racism wherever it occurs.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said it was important for everyone in the heavy vehicle industry to continue to support and respect each other.

“This year in particular, we’ve seen drivers, members of the supply chain, service centres and authorised officers work together through the challenges of the bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic,” Mr Petroccitto said.

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Heavy Vehicle Transportation & Chain of Responsibility: wine industry consultation roadshow

Wine producers, wine grape grower and transporter of grapes and bottled wine are required to comply with the Chain of Responsibility requirements under the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

To ensure a consistent approach to Chain of Responsibility across wine growing regions of Australia and assist businesses to meet their obligations, a new Registered Industry Code of Practice is being developed by the South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) in partnership with Australian Grape & Wine Inc (AGW).

Find details here of upcoming stakeholder meetings that provide an opportunity for the wine industry to discuss key issues and practical solutions in relation to Chain of Responsibility compliance.

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Complete the Queensland Rail bridge strike survey and go in the draw to win

Queensland Rail are calling for feedback from truck drivers as part of their ongoing efforts to combat bridge strikes and support safety on their network.

As a thank you for taking part in the short ten-minute survey, all truck drivers who complete the survey will go into the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift cards.

> Click here to start the survey

Note that the survey will close at midnight on Friday 30 October.

NHVR team takes out Australian Business Award

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has recently been recognised for our innovation on the national stage with the NHVR Solutions team winning the Digital Transformation category in the Australian Business Awards.

The award submission highlights the NHVR’s results from the NHVR Portal, with a focus on the benefits for our customers around the processing of access permits.

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How to change registrations on your permit

We’ve had some recent questions from operators about how to change registrations on permits.

The NHVR allows the holder of a permit to request amendments, including registration changes, to an existing permit in limited circumstances through the NHVR Portal. Once a permit is issued, operators can make an application to add, remove, or amend registrations.

> Check out the fact sheet for easy step-by-step instructions