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NHVR gives green light to seventh EWD

The regulator now allows Bustle Technology’s EWD option

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has approved a seventh Electronic Work Diary (EWD) option.

Bustle Technology’s EWD option is now available for companies and transport workers to use.

The NHVR says operators are starting to reap the benefits of EWDs through productivity gains, better fatigue management and enhanced driver safety.

“For example, Bustle’s EWD complements its existing end-to-end transport management system solution, which includes compliance, workshop, operations and finance modules,” NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto says.

“By wrapping as many solutions as possible into their software and aligning it with the Industry Master Code of Practice, Bustle is enabling transport operators to run compliant operations with fewer systems.

“When we developed the model for EWDs, we set the performance standards, not the type of technology, and enabled the market to meet the standard.”

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NHVR says the range and diversity of solutions on offer with EWDs in the heavy vehicle industry allows companies to choose the “most suitable EWD for the size and complexity of their business”.

Drivers are reminded when switching to an EWD to continue to carry their written work diary for a transition period to comply with the requirement to carry 28 days of records.

The NHVR also recommends drivers to check the NHVR website to ensure they’re using an NHVR-approved EWD.

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