NHVR flags upcoming changes to portal


Functionality improvements as well as an improved journey planner in the offing

NHVR flags upcoming changes to portal
David Carlisle

 

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) will roll out some changes to its portal this month.

The changes will relate to the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS), vehicle standards, performance based standards (PBS), the existing journey planner, and other functionality improvements.

One of the upgrades will allow customers to check their vehicle’s registration at the same time as applying for access permits.

NHVR business improvement and innovation program director David Carlisle says the upgrade will connect the data between the portal’s existing NHVR Access module and Registration module for the first time.

"From Wednesday 12 June, the NHVR Portal will provide additional functionality, linking vehicle configuration details and registration status between the two modules," Carlisle says.

"This will save time for customers and reduce the amount of data entry required by adding vehicle information from previously approved permits and display registration status."


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To make use of the new functionality, users with administration permissions will need to activate the Registration module for their customer account.

Then within the permit application process, new buttons with ‘refresh registrations’ and ‘import from registrations’ allow users to import any available vehicle data.

Carlisle says the NHVR portal currently processes more than 55,000 heavy vehicle access applications a year.

"Later this year the NHVR will begin rolling out additional services to the NHVR portal, including the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme, vehicle standards, and performance based standards," he says.

Meanwhile, the current Journey Planner will be replaced by an improved version – the Route Planner.

The Route Planner, which will become NHVR portal’s primary mapping tool from June 27, aims to make it easier to plan heavy vehicle journeys.

Changes will include more frequent updates on access options, display road manager boundaries and map layers such as pre-approved routes.

The NHVR will conduct a free webinar on Thursday, June 13 at 11am for operators interested in learning more about what’s included in the latest NHVR portal upgrade.

Click here for more information or to register.

 

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