National Heavy Vehicle Regulator opens


Australia’s first national heavy vehicle regulator has opened for business

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator opens
National Heavy Vehicle Regulator opens
January 22, 2013

Australia’s first national heavy vehicle regulator opened for business yesterday.

The NHVR will manage the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) and Performance Based Standards (PBS).

It will also take control of a greater range of heavy vehicle regulations once other jurisdictions follow Queensland in implementing national laws.

The states and territories are all expected to enact national laws by July this year, but Western Australia is yet to decide if it will support the NHVR.

Meanwhile, Australia’s heavy vehicle operators will continue to do all remaining business with state and territory road transport authorities.

The opening of the NHVR follows the opening of the National Rail Safety Regulator.

It has been given responsibility for rail safety in South Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

The regulator is due to extend to Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia before the end of 2013.

More information on the NHVR can be found at www.nhvr.gov.au, and feedback can be given info@nhvr.gov.au.

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