NHVR wants further input on EWD draft standards

Casey says industry and government feedback will be vital in finalising the standards for use

NHVR wants further input on EWD draft standards
NHVR is inviting industry feedback.


Those interested in submitting their feedback on the electronic work diaries (EWD) draft standards have until January 30 to do so.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) released the EWD Policy Framework and Standards for consultation last month.

NHVR executive director productivity and safety Geoff Casey says the draft standards have been developed in consultation with established government, industry and technology provider reference groups, but further input from industry and government will be critical to finalising the standards for use.

"The draft EWD Policy Framework and Standards are now publicly available for comment and we welcome feedback from interested stakeholders," Casey says.

"Also in December, the NHVR invited technology providers and transport operators intending to develop an EWD to register their interest with the NHVR.

"This will be ongoing and is a first step to engaging with the NHVR prior to applying for approval of a system as an EWD."

In response to criticism of the EWD approach from the South Australian Road Transport Association (SARTA) yesterday, an NHVR spokesman says: "We look forward to reading all submissions and urge anyone interested in EWDs to visit www.nhvr.gov.au/ewd before the January 30 deadline."

SARTA executive officer Steve Shearer has raised concerns about the direction and tenor of the proposed work diary reform.


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