NHVR approves sixth Electronic Work Diary
Heavy vehicle operators now have the choice of six providers for their Electronic Work Diaries (EWDs), with the NHVR approving the Hubfleet app last week.
“The more EWD options we approve, the more take-up we’re seeing by operators wanting to better manage their fatigue risk and keep their drivers safe,” NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said.
“The Hubfleet app, offers a national solution, as it covers Standard, Basic Fatigue Management and custom Advanced Fatigue Management rule sets, as well as Western Australia’s accreditation scheme rules.
“It’s available on Android and iOS (Apple), so can be implemented on a BYO device basis, or it can be installed on existing company devices fixed to the truck.”
When first starting to use an EWD, drivers must continue to carry their written work diary for a transition period, to comply with the requirement to carry 28 days of records.
It’s also important, that drivers check the NHVR website to ensure they’re using an EWD approved by the NHVR.
(Information supplied by NHVR – On the Road Issue 133)