National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) CEO, Sal Petroccitto, provided an update on the NHVR’s modern regulatory approach at VTA State Conference 2023.
During the event, Petroccitto highlighted the NHVR’s progress during the last year and its effort to finalise an ‘almost national heavy vehicle regulator’.
He noted that in the last 12 months authorities have conducted over 2,000 roadside education sessions in Victoria.
The sessions focused on areas such as fatigue, education and information about Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) changes and access issues.
“We will continue to do work related to issues around fatigue management and remain committed to ensuring that we a safe, efficient and productive heavy vehicle industry in this country,” said Petroccitto.
“NHVR looks forward to working with the industry and welcome your feedback.”
Petroccitto also discussed some of the key points from the NHVR’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Strategy which sets out safety priorities for the next 12 months, including:
delivering safer and tailored fatigue risk management outcomes;
empowering industry to better manage safety in their business;
delivering tailored regulatory interventions to drive positive safety change;
influencing the regulatory framework to promote the adoption of safer, cleaner, and more efficient vehicles and technologies; and
providing input into government policy decisions that affect the safety and productivity of the heavy vehicle industry.
“The focus of this team is really about the people in this industry,” he said.
“And if we have a respectful relationship between the role of regulatory authority and the operators, I think we do deliver far greater.”
The NHVR has also been working on a new compliance module which will be available through the NHVR portal. The compliance module will allow operators to access their compliance and enter the information of their fleet in real time at the one location.
In addition, the NHVR is about announce its annual survey of which 50 per cent of respondents were from Victoria.
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