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NHVR previews access management system

National regulator releases two videos to introduce the AMS and its online mapping tool, the NHVR Journey Planner

December 2, 2013

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is keen to give industry operators a preview of the new access management system (AMS).

Describing it as a “one-stop-shop for access applications”, the initiative comes with the new national rule book for heavy vehicles “just around the corner”, the regulator says.

It has released two videos to introduce the AMS and its online mapping tool, the NHVR Journey Planner, both created with partners HCL Technologies and Esri Australia.

“On 10 February 2014, the NHVR is launching Australia’s first cross-border, cross-agency system for managing heavy vehicle access to the nation’s road network and we want industry to see what’s coming down the line,” NHVR CEO Richard Hancock (pictured)

“We’ve put draft access forms on our website so operators know how to fill them out and what information is needed.

“We’re on the road talking to industry at our regional forums so operators can meet us and have their questions answered face-to-face.

“Now, we’re ready to give industry a preview of the new access management system that will mean less time, money and paperwork for busy operators trying to get a vehicle on the right roads.”

With the AMS, operators can submit access applications entirely online, with key features to include:

  • an online journey planner
  • digital signatures that allow applications can be completed online without printing forms
  • a unique customer login so that an operator’s details are automatically pre-filled on future applications
  • electronic tracking and documentation for up-to-date records and to quickly track progress on applications.

The Journey Planner video shows how this tool combines individual state- and territory-approved routes into a single national online map.

Operators can plan their heavy vehicle journey across multiple jurisdictions using one single online tool.

Once a journey is planned, operators will no longer need to apply for permits from multiple road managers.

The NHVR will be a single contact for operators, dealing with the relevant state and territory road authorities and local governments to manage applications from start to finish.

“In the video, I make a point of thanking all our government and industry partners: the Commonwealth Government, state and territory road authorities; the many national and state industry associations; as well as individual drivers and operators who have all been part of contributing to and supporting the National Regulator and its establishment,” Hancock says.

“You’ll also get a glimpse of the hardworking NHVR staff who are behind the scenes making sure our processes and systems will work smoothly on 10 February. We’ve invested heavily in our people, in terms of training and preparation for their new role at the NHVR customer frontline.

“We are very excited about what’s ahead for Australia’s heavy vehicle industry and want operators to see the next generation in access management.”

The AMS and Journey Planner videos can be viewed here.

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