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HVIA prepares response on Euro VI vehicles

HVIA says that mass limit increase considerations for Euro VI vehicles should be implemented separately.

Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) is today submitting its response to the National Transport Commission (NTC) regarding Euro VI heavy vehicles and axle mass limits.

It says it will argue that Euro VI vehicles must be treated separately under the NTC’s Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (C-RIS).

The C-RIS lays out proposed reforms to increase vehicle mass limits, and considers whether Euro VI mass increases should be included separately or in conjunction with general heavy vehicle limit increases.

HVIA CTO Adam Ritzinger says that the separation in this reform is vital to ensuring that non-compliant vehicles don’t remain in fleets, citing safety and emissions concerns.

“The industry and wider community desperately need these reforms,” he says.

“Without them, the growing freight task will result in greater congestion, negative road safety impacts, and higher emissions.”

The organisation says it strongly supports proposals to improve heavy vehicle productivity through changes to mass and dimension regulations.

HVIA says it has consulted with its members across October and November, and will submit its final proposal today.

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