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NHVR extends Livestock Mass Loading review period

The HVIA is supporting the NHVR’s decision to extend the comment period on the livestock review

The Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) has announced that the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is extending the period for public comment on its review of Livestock Mass, Dimension and Loading arrangements.

The public comment period is for its discussions paper issued for the Review of Livestock Mass, Dimension and Loading Arrangements.

The HVIA says it has had significant involvement in the development of the Transport and Main Roads (TMR) department in Queensland’s current S10 Livestock Loading Scheme.

The TMR scheme was developed by the department with significant consultation with operators, farmers, manufacturers and consulting engineers.

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The HVIA, in its weekly newsletter, says it supports the implementation of a consistent set of national regulations covering Livestock Mass, Dimension and Loading.

“The transport of livestock presents a number of challenges in the design of trailers, where many factors must be balanced, the welfare of the livestock during transport must be emphasised, along with the control of effluent, safe and viable operations,” the HVIA says.

The HVIA is calling on members wishing to comment on the discussion paper to contact chief technical officer Paul Caus or to submit directly to the NHVR.

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