It’s hoped a new online information hub will help smooth the path for local government and road managers when it comes to accessing local roads for heavy vehicles
Last week the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) announced the release of its new online information hub to support local government and road managers.
The new hub provides a central online location with links to resources to support road managers at the local government level. It covers heavy vehicle access, the benefits of providing access, guidelines for reviewing routes and granting access, Performance Based Standards (PBS) for heavy vehicles, and more.
Road managers at the local level play a critical role in keeping Australia’s trucks moving, and supporting the next generation of safer and cleaner trucks to access the road network through the PBS system.
HVIA has long advocated for greater education and engagement of local road managers regarding the needs of the trucking industry.
“This NHVR initiative is incredibly encouraging,” HVIA Chief Technical Officer Adam Ritzinger says.
“The Australian Local Government Association reports that there are over 530 local councils in Australia, who together manage around 75 per cent of the national road network, which is over 650,000km.
“Providing the readily accessible information and advice regarding heavy vehicles will be incredibly impactful, and no doubt smooth the path for industry when it comes to accessing local roads.”
The NHVR’s information hub can be accessed here: https://www.nhvr.gov.au/road-access/local-government-road-managers.
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