VSB6 v3.2 update

Following last week’s Talk the Torque article on the implementation date for the new version of VSB6, HVIA received important feedback from members regarding the new ‘J4’ modification code for tipper bodies.

That feedback was passed onto the NHVR, and included:

  • calls for more information to support the roll-out of the new modification code for tippers
  • details of jurisdiction contacts to answer specific questions from vehicle examiners and assessors
  • provision of additional tools to assist industry in meeting the requirements of the new modification code

In response, the NHVR has:

  • provided jurisdictional contracts for WA, NSW, VIC, NT, and QLD (see below), with more to come shortly
  • released a new information sheet to support the roll-out (attached),
  • agreed to seek feedback from industry regarding any required extensions on the proposed implementation date for modifications in progress at 1 July
  • committed to developing further guidance information for approved examiners, to focus more on what the changes mean for them, including their accreditation (e.g. applying through their respective accreditation scheme for new codes if required)
  • committed to further discussions with HVIA Chief Technical Officer, Adam Ritzinger, regrading additional tools to assist industry.

Jurisdiction contacts for VSB6 queries:

Western Australia

New South Wales
Phone: 1300 791 186

Email: vscinfo@roads.vic.gov.au
Phone: 1300 309 571

Northern Territory

Approved persons scheme: ap@tmr.qld.gov.au
Policy enquires: ap_policy@tmr.qld.gov.au

HVIA will update members on the above, pending feedback from the NHVR. In the meantime, all members are invited to pass on their specific feedback regarding VSB6 by e-mail, to either:
Greg Forbes: g.forbes@hvia.asn.au or Adam Ritzinger: a.ritzinger@hvia.asn.au

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