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Heavy vehicle law delayed again

The start date for the new Heavy Vehicle National Law has been delayed again.

The laws were rescheduled once before to start in October instead of September because of IT problems surrounding the permit application system.

This was reported in an earlier e-bulletin.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has been using the extra time to fix and test the system, and has found that it requires more work, which has pushed out the start date to beyond 1 October.

NHVR CEO Richard Hancock said in a media release that the testing had gone well, but the “NHVR Board wants more preparatory work done in areas such as user acceptance, training and support for local government”.

No new start date has been confirmed.

As reported in the earlier e-bulletin:

“Until our new start date, though, it’s business as usual for heavy vehicle operators and drivers,” Hancock said.

“Come to us for [the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme] and [Performance-Based Standard] services as you have been since January.

“Stick with your local road transport authority for all other road transport business with government, including access, vehicle standards and fatigue management.”

For more details, visit the regulator.

Published on 26 September 2013 in NSCA Safe-T-Bulletin.

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