Safety Devices to be exempted from dimension rules

19 August 20

Proposed amendments to Heavy Vehicle Standards governing dimension rules will impact HVIA members.

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Infrastructure releases new position paper on Component Type Approvals

24 June 20

The Department of Infrastructure has just released a position paper on Component Type Approval — Test Reports not completed by an RVS Approved Testing Facility’ and a revised guide to component type approvals.

The paper outlines the circumstances under which the Department will accept a declaration from a component supplier along with testing results from ...

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Industry appeals save the crippling cost for rear marking plates retro-fit

27 May 20

The impending requirement to replace current rear marker plates to meet a new Australian Standard could cost road transport operators well over $40 million according to Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA).

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Heavy Vehicle Statutory Write-off criteria

13 May 20

Austroads has approved guidelines for assessing damage on heavy vehicles to decide if they should be declared a statutory write off.

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Roller Brake Tester calibration pressure eased

22 April 20

HVIA has praised the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) for granting a temporary relaxation of calibration requirements for roller-brake testing (RBT) equipment.

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Revised Dangerous Goods Tanker Standard released

15 April 20

Standards Australia released the long awaited revision to two important standards that are of interest to numerous HVIA members.

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ADR 38/05 – Trailer Brake Certification – Evidence Submission Deadline

10 March 20

We would like to remind all brake kit suppliers, trailer manufactures and certifiers of upcoming deadlines regarding ADR 38/05 Trailer Brake certification.

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Type Approvals portal – user consultation

4 September 19

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development (DIT) are developing a new IT system (ROVER) to support applications made under the Road Vehicle Standards (RVS) legislation.

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