From 1 July, the NHVR officially took over heavy vehicle safety and compliance for the ACT, with the capital following South Australia and Tasmania who have already transitioned.
With this transition comes a number of changes for operators and drivers travelling through the ACT.
The NHVR’s Safety and Compliance Officers are now authorised to stop heavy vehicles to check compliance with the Heavy Vehicle National Law, driver licences, registrations, fatigue management and road rules.
The NHVR now also has responsibility for issuing major, minor and self-clearing defects notices. Self-clearing defect notices – introduced to the ACT for the first time – can be issued for faults that don’t pose a safety risk but still need to be rectified as soon as practicable.
Additionally, fatigue management provisions of the Heavy Vehicle National Law have now come into effect in the ACT. These provisions can be found on the NHVR website. Follow this link:
To find out what these changes mean for the heavy vehicle industry in the ACT and also to get an update on other work at the NHVR, you are invited to attend a free info session.
The Dickson Tradies
Tuesday, 23 July, 2019 4pm-6pm
Event is free. Register with Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2xpAUBQ
Who should attend?:
• Anyone who owns a vehicle heavier than 4.5 tonnes GVM – whether you work around town with a small rigid truck or do line haul in an articulated truck combination, this session will be of interest to you.
• Industries that use heavy vehicles
The NHVR will also be holding two Truckie Info Days in the ACT, where drivers can drop in and have a chat to us about the changes.
• Wednesday 24 July at United at Eaglehawk on Federal Highway from 12.00pm to 6.00pm
• Thursday 25 July at Caltex at Hume adjacent to Monaro Highway from 9.00am to 4.00pm