SOURCE: Safety Culture.com.au

The new heavy vehicle law will now commence on 10 February 2014 after its implementation has been delayed last year.
Ministers have agreed that the Heavy Vehicle National Law will start in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. The new law will replace up to five different sets of legislation with one national rule book.

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator CEO, Richard Hancock thanked the Ministers on their support on this reform.
“We are also very grategul for the continued commitment of the heavy vehicle industry, which has been behind this reform since its early days,” said Mr Hancock.

“The NHVR recently took a very difficult decision to set aside the planned September commencement date because we knew our IT systems needed more work. We have now done that work and can confidently say we will be ready on 10 February.

“We have also been working closely with our regulatory partners, state and territory road transport authorities, local government and police agencies to support them with their preparations for the new national law.”
According to NHVR, operators “will see streamlined and practical operations and regulation for heavy vehicle access, fatigue management and vehicle inspection standards, as well as more consistent on-road compliance and enforcement outcomes,” once the HVNL commences.
More details can be accessed via the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

Reported by Haydee | 07:49pm, Thursday 30 January, 2014

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