NHVR reports strong accreditation growth


Second quarter of financial year positive on a number of levels including NHVAS

NHVR reports strong accreditation growth
The quarterly report

 

The National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) is close to 10,000 modules completed and 100,000 vehicles accredited, National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) figures show.

The statistics were in the NHVR’s Quarterly Snapshot for October to December.

"Following industry feedback, the NHVR has developed a more robust and newly designed label for vehicles nominated in the mass and maintenance management modules of the Scheme," NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto says.

"The new labels are smaller and more durable, allowing the operator greater flexibility when displaying them on their vehicle.

"There were also improvements for access with a 16 per cent increase in pre-approved routes bringing the total to 1313, covering 297 local councils across Australia.

"Pre-approvals are vital because they eliminate the need for individual road manager consents on agreed routes, helping get heavy vehicles on the road quicker and safer.

"To further boost efficiency and productivity, the NHVR will continue to advocate pre-approvals for local councils through our strong partnerships and local engagement strategy."

Permit applications remained strong with more than 95 per cent of the 5,526 applications submitted to the NHVR during the second quarter via the Customer Portal.

"In addition to this, we’ve just completed trials with 20 road managers across the country on the Road Manager Portal, which provides end-to-end solutions for permit management," Petroccitto says.

Of other developments reported:

  • the 5526 permit requests were a 13.7 per centincrease on the same period in 2015
  • 330 Performance Based Standards (PBS) combinations approved, a 21 per cent increase on the same period in 2015
  • 6396 heavy vehicle operators accredited in 9983 modules. The Maintenance module applied to 97,539 nominated heavy vehicles, while the Mass module applied to 35,173 nominated heavy vehicles.

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