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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

Thank you to all those that took part in the ARTSA Modification and Innovation Conference 2017

 The conference was designed to gather feedback for the review of the  Modifications (VSB6) Code being undertaken by the NHVR. Over 130 people  attended, many of whom are AVE’s and who work with this Code on a daily basis.  Their practical knowledge is immense and was the key to ensuring many  productive discussions. The event was very successful in engaging with the  Regulator and a series of feedback suggestions will flow from this engagement. 

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Heavy vehicle safety initiative 2017-18

The NHVR is engaging broadly with heavy vehicle industry participants to identify heavy vehicle safety initiatives to put forward to Transport and Infrastructure Council for funding in 2017-18. The NHVR is calling for submissions detailing implementable, value-for-money initiatives that have the potential to deliver significant heavy vehicle safety benefits.

Submissions close on 21 March 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Don't miss out on your opportunity to attend the Heavy Vehicle Modification and Innovation Conference March 2017

Heavy Vehicle Modification and Innovation Conference March 2017

Heavy Vehicle Modification and Innovation Conference 2017

Date: 

Thursday 2 of March to Friday 3 of March 2017

Venue: 
VACC House, 464 St Kilda Road,Melbourne
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Chain of Responsibility Industry Survey and Workshops

Chain of Responsibility Industry Survey and Workshops

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator needs your help. We are currently working with all parties in the logistics supply chain to advance the understanding of Chain of Responsibility (CoR) obligations under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).....

Sunday, September 18, 2016
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