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National Heavy Vehicle Regulator Pleased with Fatigue Compliance Levels

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) said it is pleased with the outcome of a recent national blitz which revealed that national fatigue compliance was at par with last year. Operation Wake Up was led by the NHVR during April

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Fatigue Monitoring Technology Under Review by National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is reviewing fatigue monitoring technology and has awarded a contract to a consortium to conduct a study of the technology. The review implies that the NHVR intends to push for greater uptake of in-cab

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Technology Not The Answer to Fatigue – Union Warns

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) says the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) should be focusing on fatigue but not on fatigue monitoring technology trials but rather a solution to the problem. The federal government’s joint announcement with the NHVR that

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Transport Workers Union Blasts Draft Industry Code of Practice like Heavy Vehicle National Law

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has blasted the draft Master Registered Industry Code of Practice as a safety instrument, labeling it as ‘flawed’. In a submission to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) on the draft code, the TWU says

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Excitement as The First B-Quad in the Nation Takes to the Road

The first B-quad is hitting the road and has been hailed as one of the most exciting combinations in recent years. The combination has just been approved and for the company involved, it is delivering by increasing productivity by 20

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Industry Applauds HVNL Changes

Queensland has passed the first of 2 bills that will make way for changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) in all the administrations where it applies, a move that has been welcomed by the road transport industry. The

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Regulator Starts Approval Process for Electronic Work Diaries

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has begun its assessment of electronic work diaries against its own EWD standards for the first time after approving the system. The NHVR decided a few months ago that EWDs were a sustainable and

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NSW Roads, Maritime and Freight Minister Committed to NHVR’s Compliance Direction

Melinda Pavey, New South Wales roads, maritime and freight minister has highlighted the state’s commitment to the NHVR’s compliance task through the year. Pavey highlighted the importance of the period ahead of us for the freight transport industry and the role

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Room for Improvement Following NHVR National Heavy Vehicle Health Check

The results of the National Roadworthiness Baseline Survey – A Health Check of Australia’s Heavy Vehicle Condition, revealed a number of important things about the national heavy vehicle fleet. The inspection programs examined the mechanical condition of the heavy vehicle

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Truck Driver Fined over Work Diary Inefficiencies

Truck drivers that don’t take their work diary entries seriously should learn a lesson from the fate of one driver with a West Australian licence who now lives in Victoria. After falsifying 5 work diary entries, the driver was fined

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