HVIA Calls For Delay To Implementation Of VSB6 Update

The HVIA has called for the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator to extend the implementation date of the new version of VSB6 by an additional three months

In mid-November, HVIA reported that it had requested the NHVR remove the contentious ‘tipper stability’ calculation from the upcoming VSB6 update.

Since then, HVIA has worked with members regarding specific alternative compliance options posed by the NHVR and has welcomed the chance to pass that feedback on and discuss further options with NHVR staff.

“Having an open dialogue and working directly with the NHVR team on these issues has been incredibly productive,” says Adam Ritzinger, Chief Technical Officer at HVIA. 

“Many of our members work with VSB6 and its multitude of sections and technical requirements on a daily basis, and it is crucial that we get it right.”

However, as 2024 rapidly draws to a close, the implementation date of February 1, 2024 for the updated version of VSB6 (version 3.2) also draws nearer.

While the final technical revisions to the updated version are still being determined, HVIA has called on the NHVR to extend implementation of new version of VSB6 by an additional three months (to May 1, 2024).

This extension will give industry the certainty that they will not have to comply with a set of presently undefined requirements immediately after returning from the Christmas break.

HVIA has not yet received any feedback from the NHVR on that request.

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