NHVR’s dedicated access team to service SA needs

Heavy vehicle access team gears up for new role starting December 4

NHVR’s dedicated access team to service SA needs
NHVR's SA access supervisor Sean Pederick.


The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has set up a new heavy vehicle access team in South Australia to service the needs of the local industry.

It follows the opening of the new Adelaide office earlier this month.

The team headed by access supervisor Sean Pederick includes four access operations facilitators, Melanie Smart, Michael Marschallek, Emma Drabsch and Alex Clark. 

Pederick has previously been responsible for managing company-wide operations for both general and high-risk freight on a national level.

He has a strong understanding of industry requirements in compliance, safety and transport planning and successfully promoted continuous business improvement initiatives. 

"I’m a local guy having grown up in Adelaide and have worked in the South Australian transport industry for more than 16 years," Pederick says.

"Having an Access team based in Adelaide is exciting news for both the NHVR and the heavy vehicle industry as it allows us to work more closely together on all matters relating to permits for heavy vehicle access.

"I’m looking forward to working through the permit applications from the South Australian industry to facilitate access to the network."

Smart, Marschallek, Drabsch and Clark have experience in driving, training, transport compliance, customer service and analysis of legislative frameworks and regulations.

Having a local presence with the access team is good timing for SA, with more changes coming soon to the heavy vehicle industry, NHVR states.

Starting December 4, NHVR will take over the responsibility of processing all Class 1 heavy vehicle access permit (oversize/overmass, agricultural vehicles and special purpose vehicles) applications from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).

Pederick says NHVR has already commenced training sessions to support road managers and industry representatives on how to apply for a permit using the NHVR portal in preparation for the change.

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