NHVR plan

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator will release more information on its corporate plan soon

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has released its three-year Corporate Plan which outlines a reform agenda for the heavy vehicle industry.

NHVR chairman Bruce Baird says the plan - Working together for a safer and stronger industry tomorrow - highlights the regulator’s reform priorities for a safe, efficient and productive heavy vehicle industry.

"We can only achieve these outcomes in partnership with state and territory transport agencies and the heavy vehicle industry," he says.

"The state and federal ministers who are responsible for the NHVR have a clear expectation that the NHVR will deliver some of the most significant national heavy vehicle reform initiatives this country has seen."

The reforms include the digital transformation of the permit system, electronic work diaries, a national scheme for heavy vehicle registration, a roadmap to boost the roadworthiness of Australia’s heavy vehicle fleet, and a national plan to streamline compliance information and link compliance systems across jurisdictions.

Baird says NHVR will also focus on its role of providing regulatory leadership to drive sustainable improvements across the heavy vehicle industry.

"The heavy vehicle industry wants the NHVR to reduce the compliance burden, reduce duplication and reduce inconsistencies across state and territory borders," he says.

"This plan will allow the NHVR to do that while also ensuring improvements in heavy vehicle safety for operators, the supply chain, passengers and all road users.

"The NHVR is now well equipped to provide leadership and training to industry and service partners."

The Corporate Plan will be supported by detailed strategies and an action plan to be released in the coming months.

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