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NHVR Launch Probe Following Truck Fires

A probe has been launched by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) following a number of truck fires starting in the engine bay of prime movers over the past year. The NHVR said a spate of high profile incidents have

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NHVR Highlights the Benefit of Clean Trucks

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) recently highlighted the benefits of a clean truck including the importance of a clean chassis/suspension and other underpinnings. In the message, the regulator detailed a case from August 2014 when a driver of a

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Heavy Vehicle Driver Fatigue Data Being Collected

The NTC has embarked on  a collaboration with the NHVR, industry and governments to develop a national framework for collecting real-life operational data so future fatigue policy can be improved. The aim is to improve road safety by collecting data

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NHVR Looks to Technology to Tackle Fatigue Issue

It was announced at The NHVR’s Fatigue Safety Forum that the government would be tackling the issue of fatigue in the trucking industry by investing in field trials of fatigue monitoring technologies. The federal government and NHVR have pledged upwards

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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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New NHVR Module to Help Operators With CoR Obligations

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator recently released a Registration Services module as part of changes to Chain of Responsibility (CoR) duties in the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) which began at the start of the month. The module can be

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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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