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NHVR begins heavy vehicle compliance in Queensland

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) will assume responsibility for the delivery of heavy vehicle on-road compliance and enforcement services in Queensland from tomorrow.

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Bart Mellish, said the transition of services in Queensland promises a streamlined approach to regulation across Australia.

“The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has been working closely with the NHVR to ensure a seamless transition of heavy vehicle regulatory services, to establish a safer road network in Queensland,” he said.

“This marks the end of a significant reform program, and is a step forward for industry, who now have a single point of interaction for consistent information about the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) and any issues they face as drivers or businesses.

“We look forward to the productivity and safety benefits of having a single regulator for the heavy vehicle industry, with Queensland the final participating jurisdiction to transfer these regulatory services to the NHVR.”

By having a borderless operating model, Mellish said the NHVR will be able to address the greatest risks on roads, improving safety for everyone.

According to NHVR CEO, Sal Petroccitto, the integration will simplify compliance for drivers by providing a more unified approach to heavy vehicle regulation, in addition to strengthening Australia’s position as a leader in transport, safety and innovation.

“By taking the wheel in the ‘Sunshine State’, the NHVR will provide nationally consistent education and enforcement across participating jurisdictions and will undertake more complex Chain of Responsibility and primary duty investigations into duty holders across the supply chain,” he said.

“The Queensland transition is a pivotal moment in Australia’s transport landscape, and by centralising regulatory functions under one authority, we can accelerate regulatory compliance harmonisation across state borders, and drive a safer, more efficient heavy vehicle industry.”

Petroccitto said it will also see a renewed on-road presence of NHVR safety and compliance officers across Queensland, particularly in regional and remote areas.

“Our new operations head office is located in Townsville, expanding our reach and enabling us to boost compliance and improve road safety outcomes in North Queensland,” he said.

“The NHVR’s on-road officers have authority to stop heavy vehicles and check compliance against the HVNL, and importantly, provide information and education to industry where it’s needed.”

In other news, tickets are available for the 2024 Women in Industry Awards night, which this year will take place in Sydney on Thursday 20 June.

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