Model Reports for Heavy Trailers on the Agenda

Model Reports are a new tool that have been introduced by the Road Vehicles Standards Act to assist in demonstrating compliance with relevant standards.

HVIA’s Greg Forbes says Model Reports have the potential to save trailer manufacturers time and effort when applying for approvals.

“We haven’t had enough detail on how they will work to allow our members to explore this option,” Mr Forbes said.

“So far the Department of Infrastructure has produced information related to their use in the concessional schemes and has not yet provided detailed guidance on their use in VTA applications for heavy trailers.

“So we have invited Department staff to talk to State Committee Meeting attendees to explain the potential to re-use Model Reports across multiple trailer Vehicle Type Approval (VTA) applications.”

There are two main circumstances where model reports would be used:

  • The first is for vehicles entering the market through the concessional schemes such as Registered Automotive Workshop Scheme (RAWS) and
  • the second is in relation to Vehicle Type Approval (VTA) applications for heavy trailers.

“I am grateful that Department of Infrastructure staff members, Umesh Shamdasani and Ross Whyley, have agreed to dial into next week’s State Committee meetings to provide advice on how Model Reports will work for heavy trailers” Mr Forbes said.

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