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NHVR gets February 2014 start date

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is now due to launch more than one year after its originally scheduled start date

November 18, 2013

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is now due to begin in February next year, more than one year after it was due to launch.

Transport ministers across Australia voted for the NHVR to take full effect in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia on February 10.

The NHVR is currently operating in Queensland, but its duties are limited to looking after Performance Based Standards (PBS) and the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS).

Western Australia will not be signing up to national regulations, while no date has been set for when the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory will adopt the reforms.

It means there will still be multiple regulatory systems in place for trucking operators across Australia from February 2014.

“The NHVR recently took a very difficult decision to set aside the planned September [2013] commencement date, because we knew our IT systems needed more work. We have now done that work and can confidently say we will be ready on 10 February,” NHVR CEO Richard Hancock says.

“We have also been working closely with our regulatory partners, state and territory road transport authorities, local government and police agencies to support them with their preparations for the new national law.”

Once it begins operating in the jurisdictions that have implemented national regulations, the NHVR will look after heavy vehicle access applications, chain of responsibility and eventually truck registration.

The NHVR says operators will experience streamlined regulations and consistent on-road compliance and enforcement outcomes.

The NHVR recently launched its Facebook page to allow operators and drivers to keep up-to-date with the latest news and information on national regulations, including event details and invites to webinars.

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