NHVR increase fine penalties, introduce new EWD option

The national regulator has introduced a new work diary option while increasing penalty rates

NHVR increase fine penalties, introduce new EWD option
The NHVR has allowed a new EWD option while increasing penalty fees

In multiple statements, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has announced an increase in its access permit fees while also accepting a new electronic work diary (EWD) option for truck drivers.

The NHVR says access permit fees will increase by $2 while the cost of a National Driver Work Diary will increase by $1 from $25 to $26 from Friday July 1.

The national regulator also says fees will increase for National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme modules in line with consumer price index (CPI).

The increases were issued to increase in line with CPI as per the schedule of HVNL penalties, infringement penalties and demerit points 2022/23.

While announcing this, the NHVR has also released the details of a new EWD option it is allowing transport operators to use when driving to monitor fatigue.

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The NHVR says EWDs are now available on more devices as it has approved the second device agnostic EWD in Q by Quallogi.

Q by Quallogi is run by Kynection and becomes the seventh EWD provider now approved by the NHVR.

Kynection’s Q by Quallogi joins Bustle, Hubfleet, MTData, Netstar Australia, Step Global and Teletrac Navman as EWD provider options for drivers to broaden the range and span of fatigue management technology for the Australian transport industry.

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