Month: March 2017

Codes of Practice for NHVR Gets $350,000 Funding

The federal government’s commitment of $350,000 towards the development of new codes of practice based on the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s guidelines released earlier this year has been welcomed by the industry. The grant will help heavy vehicle industry bodies and individual operators, covering development and registration costs. The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) and the …

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ALRTA Applauds NHVR Decision Regarding Animal Welfare Transport

ALRTA (The  Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association) has welcomed the the new national animal welfare notice issued by the NHVR (National Heavy Vehicle Regulator). The updated National Livestock Welfare Work and Rest Exemption (Notice) 2017 (No.1) is in force across the states and territories under the NHVR (that is NSW, ACT, SA, Tasmania, Victoria and …

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Truck Driver Says Inadequate Training behind Trucks stuck at Galston Gorge

The high number of over length vehicles getting stuck at Galston Gorge has become a major concern, with one truck driver blaming RMS. The local truck driver, who is a former heavy vehicle assessor, Brad Greenrod said the licencing process for a Heavy Rigid Licence was to blame for the number of incidents at Galston …

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