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NHVR supports coordinated compliance effort

The NHVR has welcomed state road transport agencies delivering a coordinated compliance focus this week to focus on fatigue and vehicle roadworthiness.

“Assisting drivers and operators to better manage fatigue and vehicle roadworthiness has been a significant part of the NHVR’s safety program in recent months.”, said NHVR Regulatory Compliance and Assurance Director, Tony Martin.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018
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Monday, September 25, 2017

Circular 0-1-3 Safety Chain Connection Devices

Selecting an appropriate safety chain connection device for a road trailer of up to 3,500 kg ATM

The purpose of the Circular is to provide assistance for owners and operators in selecting an appropriate safety chain connection device for a road trailer of up to 3,500 kg ATM. It was developed with the agreement of state and territory regulators in order to provide a uniform approach in Australia to the use of safety connection devices.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Published: Version 3 of Vehicle Standards Bulletin (VSB) 6: National Code of Practice for Heavy Vehicle Modifications

NHVR to implement the revised standard nationally from 1 September 2017

The NHVR has advised that the revised version of Vehicle Standards Bulletin (VSB) 6: National Code of Practice for Heavy Vehicle Modifications (version 3), has been published.

The revision of VSB6 has been a significant project for the NHVR and the VSB6 Working Group, having taken 2 years to complete. NHVR will now commence work to implement the revised standard nationally from 1 September 2017.

The revised standard, along with supporting information, is now available from the NHVRs website at

https://www.nhvr.gov.au/safety-accreditation-compliance/vehicle-standards-and-modifications/vehicle-standards-bulletin-6

Should you require any further information or assistance regarding VSB6 please contact the NHVRs Vehicle Safety Standards team at vehiclestandards@nhvr.gov.au or 07 3309 8707.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Guide to braking and stability performance for heavy vehicles

Operators must comply with the Australian Design Rules (ADRs), the Australian vehicle standards regulations and roadworthiness guidelines. Operators should also comply with any specific information and instructions provided by manufacturers in relation to the vehicle systems and components.

This Guide is additional to, and does not seek to replace, the Australian Air Brake Code of Practice, issued by the Australian Trucking Association in 1999. Please consult that document for further information about brake components and systems.

This Guide provides information on acceptable brake balance on heavy combination vehicles and updated information about electronically controlled braking systems, which have evolved substantially in the past decade.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

New fees and laws are coming on July 1 2017

See the full article in NHVR’s On the Road here.

There are changes to heavy vehicle laws starting from 1 July 2017. These changes are aimed at improving roadside compliance activities and reducing the compliance burden for industry. 

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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