The NHVR’s priority is to build a single, consistent national regulator for the heavy vehicle industry. What the last two years has shown is that national consistency must be our paramount goal. You can’t have individual rules or requirements for operators that need to travel across the country seamlessly.
At the NHVR, we are always looking at ways we can partner with industry to improve driver safety and ultimately enhance the safety of Australian roads for all road users. Read more
There is a significant opportunity to open-up access to thousands of bridges and culverts across the country that are currently unavailable to the heavy vehicle fleet and greatly impact the productivity of the road transport task.
In my lifetime, the last 18 months have been the most challenging I have experienced in many ways due to the serious impacts and challenges that Covid-19 has had and continues to have on all aspects on our personal and work lives.
One of the most exciting parts of my role is the opportunity to meet with industry and discuss the latest in safety standards and technology.
The NHVR is continuing to focus on the dangers of illegal engine remapping with the latest round of information highlighting the safety risks of speed limiter tampering.
Fatigue – and its effect – can be felt differently by different people. Some might feel drowsy, others lose concentration, and some might feel as though they can push through. But no matter how the effects are felt, fatigue in the heavy vehicle industry can be fatal.
The heavy vehicle industry is in a period of growth, with Australia’s road freight task accelerating at almost twice the rate of our population and expected to increase 80 per cent by 2030. Read more
Covid-19 improved the perception many Australians have of our industry, reaffirming that the movement of trucks, the supply chain and the ability to access warehouses is critical to the nation’s development and continued success. Read more
One of the most rewarding parts of my role as CEO of the NHVR is having the opportunity to drive initiatives that promote improved safety, productivity and efficiency outcomes for our industry and communities.