New bulletin aims to keep trucking in the know on NHVAS

Fact sheet outlines how to comply with National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme requirements.


Trucking operators signed up to the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) now have access to written advice on how best to meet their obligations.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has released a new bulletin on the scheme, which covers mass management, maintenance management, basic fatigue management (BFM) and advanced fatigue management (AFM).

The two-page document provides answers to questions such as what documents need to be carried and in what format, information about interception reports and requirements for displaying NHVAS labels.

This bulletin provides practical advice to help heavy vehicle drivers and operators comply with the requirements of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), as they relate to the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS)," the NHVR says.

"The NHVAS allows heavy vehicle operators to demonstrate, through their management systems, that their vehicles and drivers comply with the HVNL, the NHVAS Business Rules and relevant standards."

NHVAS accreditation offers benefits to trucking operators in return for meeting conditions. Those with the mass management module can access additional mass concessions, while BFM and AFM offer greater flexibility on fatigue management, as opposed to the standard hours module.

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