HVIA’s May Forum Keeps Members Up To Date

5 June 24

Last week HIVA held its first online member forum for 2024 which provided updates on key advocacy, regulatory, technical and policy issues

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Govt Release Transport Net Zero Roadmap and Action Plan

22 May 24

The Department of Infrastructure and Transport has this week released the Transport and Infrastructure Net Zero Consultation Roadmap and Action Plan, one of the six sectoral plans the Australian Government is developing to build a Net Zero 2050 plan

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HVIA Welcome NHVR’s Stance On Road Access Reform

14 May 24

HVIA has welcomed the NHVR’s latest discussion paper ‘Removing Roadblocks to Reform’, which takes direct aim at the regulatory barriers that continue to hamper access for higher productivity trucks in Australia

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NHVR Calls For Fast Reform Of PBS Scheme

14 May 24

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has released its ‘Removing Roadblocks to Reform’ paper, calling for swift reform of the Performance Based Standards scheme

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NSW Shift From Preservation To Optimisation On HV Access

1 May 24

Transport for NSW has unveiled a complete refresh of its heavy vehicle access policy under the NSW Freight Policy Reform Program, in recognition of the need to respond to changing markets, emerging technologies such as LZEVs, and the demands of the increasing freight task

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NSW HV Access Policy Shifts Focus To Optimisation

23 April 24

The New South Wales Government has released a new draft NSW Heavy Vehicle Access Policy which has been built around five policy pillars and five policy principles designed to achieve safe, sustainable and productive freight outcomes

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New Details Revealed On NSW Axle Mass Limit Increases

3 April 24

HVIA met this week with Transport for New South Wales to get an update on the low- and zero-emission axle mass increase scheme in that state

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HVIA Seek Changes To Powered Trailer Regulations

27 March 24

HVIA is seeking to resolve outstanding regulatory issues necessary to enable widespread use of powered axles in heavy vehicle combination

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First State Meetings Completed + Changes Announced!

5 March 24

Last week saw completion of the Queensland and WA state meetings, with NSW and Victoria held the week prior. In a sure sign 2024 has had a flying start, new records for attendance were achieved by NSW and WA, and VIC and QLD meetings were also strongly supported

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World First Hazard Perception Test For HV Drivers

21 February 24

Austroads has commissioned Professor Sharon Newnam from the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety to lead a new project to design, develop, and deliver a heavy vehicle hazard perception test

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QLD On-Road Enforcement Set To Transition to NHVR

16 February 24

Heavy vehicle on-roads enforcement activity will transition from the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator on April 20, 2024

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NTC Seeks Industry Feedback On HVNL Penalties Review

14 February 24

The NTC is seeking input from key industry stakeholders to identify offences under HVNL for priority assessment of infringement classification and associated penalty amounts and demerit points

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New NHVR Loading Guides Available Online

14 February 24

The NHVR is progressively releasing a series of loading guides for heavy vehicles on its website

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HVIA Releases Agenda For First State Committee Meetings

7 February 24

The HVIA has released the agenda for the next round of state committee meetings in February – register now!

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Landmark COR Case A Warning To Transport Bosses

31 January 24

Last week’s sentencing of a transport manager under Heavy Vehicle National Law has been described as “ground-breaking” by experts who warn it sends a strong message to executives across the country

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NTC Seeks Further Feedback On Proposed HVNL Reforms

15 December 23

NTC launches survey targeted at heavy vehicle operators to help inform key proposed policy changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law

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HVNL Reform Timetable Extended As NTC Seeks More Input

13 December 23

The timetable for drafting of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) legislative reforms has been extended with the package now due to go to Ministers in December 2024

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NHVR To Release New National Network Map

13 December 23

The NHVR has announced it will release a new National Network Map designed to provide a single central location to access information on approved routes for more than 1,000 heavy vehicle configurations across multiple jurisdictions

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HVIA Call For Separation Of Euro VI, General Mass Increases

22 November 23

HVIA calls for separate implementation of Euro VI and productivity increases under proposed HVNL reforms in its response to National Transport Commission proposal

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HVIA State Committee Meetings Wrap-Up For 2023

8 November 23

The final round of HVIA State Committee Meetings for 2023 covered key regulatory, policy, and technical changes that impact members and the wider industry

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HVIA Calls For Consistency On Mass Limit Increases

1 November 23

HVIA calls for national consistency across the scope, details, and administration of separate state-based higher axle mass limit schemes

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Truck Width, Mass Changes Dominate HVIA Meetings

25 October 23

HVIA’s October State Committee Meetings are under way and generating considerable discussion around a recent changes to truck width and axle mass limits.

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HVIA Reveals Rigids Eligible For SA Axle Mass Trial

18 October 23

HVIA reveals further details of the South Australian low and zero emission heavy vehicle trial scheme

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HVIA Releases State Committee Meetings Agenda

11 October 23

HVIA’s final round of state committee meetings will be held across the major capital cities in late October – and the recent regulatory announcements that have caused a stir are front and centre.

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Government Announces Historic Truck Width Increase

28 September 23

Federal Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Carol Brown today announced the Federal Government’s landmark decision to increase the overall width limit for trucks in Australia to 2.55 metres

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HVIA Flags Huge Agenda For Committee Meetings

27 September 23

Truck width and mass increases, electromobility, technical issues, and HVIA’s new magazine and ZEV show all on packed agenda for upcoming state committee meetings.

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HVIA Puts Tag Trailer Mass Back On The Reform Agenda

20 September 23

HVIA is hopeful long-standing issues related to tag trailer mass will be resolved over the coming year

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Government Aims To Address Inadequate Road Safety Data

20 September 23

Government working towards National Road Safety Data Collection and Reporting Framework and minimum national dataset

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New regulatory advice for safety technologies and telematics

12 April 23

The NHVR has released guidance on best-practice safety technologies and telematics for CoR parties to meet primary duty obligations under the HVNL.

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NTC lays out consultation roadmap for HVNL

13 October 21

The National Transport Commission has laid out the road map for the consultation process on the Heavy Vehicle National Law with fatigue management the first cab off the rank.

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Updates to Vehicle Standards Guide 2

10 February 21

The NHVR has updated Vehicle Standards Guide 2 to outline some changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law and Regulations that will come into effect from 22 February.

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Draft revisions of Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual

20 January 21

The NHVR has published a draft of proposed updates to the Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual (HVIM).

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Open for comment – HVIM and Tow trucks (VSB6)

16 December 20

Draft documents regarding VSB6 - Section T covering Tow trucks and proposed reviews to the Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual are currently ioen for comment.

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HVIA to outline solutions for HVNL rewrite for State Committees

25 November 20

Attendees of HVIA’s State Committee meetings will have the opportunity to inform HVIA’s submission to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) Review with the meetings kicking off in Brisbane tomorrow.

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HVNL review: consultation period extended

29 October 20

The closing date for submissions to the HVNL review consultation regulation impact statement (RIS) has been extended until Friday 20 November 2020.

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Have your say on HVNL changes impact

30 September 20

It is not too late to have input into HVIA's response to the current review of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).

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HVNL reset is a rare chance to iron out legacy issues

29 June 20

HVIA says the HVNL legislation review is a very rare opportunity to iron out legacy issues, making it less prescriptive and more outcome focused to harness to industry’s innovation.

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HVNL Review RIS

25 June 20

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has just released the consultation regulatory impact statement (RIS) for the Review of the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

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