National Road Freighters Association

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Make the switch to the new work diary this weekend

Heavy vehicle drivers and operators must make the switch to the new National Driver Work Diary by this weekend. 

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) Chief Executive, Sal Petroccitto, says Sunday, 10 August, marks the end of the six-month change-over period following the introduction of the new work diary on 10 February 2014.

“From midnight, 12.00am, on Monday morning, 11 August, drivers need to be recording their work and rest time in the new work diary,” said Mr Petroccitto.

“The commencement of the Heavy Vehicle National Law earlier this year saw the new work diary roll out in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, but we wanted to give industry time to make the change.

“I urge drivers travelling in and through these states who have yet to make the switch, to pick up a copy as soon as possible,” Mr Petroccitto said.

In those states where the new fatigue laws apply, all drivers of fatigue-regulated heavy vehicles (more than 12 tonne GVM) who:
 

  • drive more than 100km from their home base; or
  • operate under Basic Fatigue Management or Advanced Fatigue Management


must complete a work diary to record their work and rest times unless they have a work diary exemption.

Exemptions may also be available to heavy vehicle drivers operating under standard hours, who cannot make records in their work diary because of literacy issues or a print disability.

The updated work diary is on sale for $20 across the country, including those states and territories where the national law or work diary provisions have not commenced. Visit
www.nhvr.gov.au/diary-locations for points of sale.

For more information on how the work diary applies in each state or territory, visit
https://www.nhvr.gov.au/workdiary or call 1300 MYNHVR (1300 696 487).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For your information

I ask that everyone in Queensland take the time to check this website out from time to time. www.parliament.qld.gov.au/THLGC there is always something on there that will be of interest,

 On Thursday, 3 April 2014 the Minister for Transport and Main Roads, the Hon. Scott Emerson MP, introduced the Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 into the Queensland Parliament. In accordance with Standing Order 131 of the Standing Rules and Orders of the Legislative Assembly, the Bill was referred to the Transport, Housing and Local Government Committee for detailed consideration,

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Road Transport and Distribution and Long Distance

 

Operations Road Safety Remuneration Order 2014

 Click (here) to read what this means to you, (16 pages) it's important to understand the impact that the Remuneration Safe Rates Tribunal (RSRT) will have on your business when it comes in on the 1st of May 2014.

The RSRT will mean different things to different sectors of the road transport industry, there will be people who support it and those that will hate it, it seems that it will create further division within our industry, I'll let you be the judge of that.

 

 

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48 pages of revenue raising in print

Heavy Vehicle National Law  Penalties and infringements (Click here)

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 Media release from the President

NATIONAL HEAVY VEHICLE REGULATOR.

 21st February 2014.

The launch of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) on the 10

The regulator has shown over the last two weeks they are totally incompetent in handling many sections of the Transport industry even after an extra thirteen months from its original start date of 1st January 2013 to 10th of February 2014 has been a total disaster.The NHVR has had many false starts and cost massive amounts of taxpayer money and is still nowhere near ready.

The cost to transport & industries relying on transport has already blown out to massive proportions with vehicles waiting for oversize and over mass permits around the country.

The overall training of on the ground enforcement officers has been virtually non-existent which will cause no end of unnecessary grief in the coming months. Most Transport and police officers know little or nothing of the new work diary released for use on the 10 of Feb 2014

The NHVR was sold to the transport industry as a one stop shop to cut red tape and cost. So far all we have seen is massive increases of red tape and cost blowouts that are not sustainable.

The NHVR is costing the transport industry and the Australian taxpayer millions of dollars and so far have decreased productivity, increased cost of doing business.

 

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IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL MEMBERS

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) Starts today 10th of Feb 2014

National Heavy Vehicle Law (NHVL) is now in play as well.

 Enforcement instructions for new requirements to carry NHVAS documents

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 Comment from the NRFA web editor

The NTC and now the NHVR think that the problem is the work diary, they have no idea and don't understand that it's the fatigue regulations and enforcement that are confusing and criminalising drivers, the regulations are too rigid and open to interruption, it's impossible to get the book right under the current rules, they need to simplify the fatigue regulations NOT THE DIARY, the so called revised version is almost identical to the original, except for a few minor changes mostly cosmetic and frivolous.

  
Richard Hancock, please leave the book alone and fix the real problem, the stupid and ridiculous fatigue laws, the book needs minor adjustments that would remove the requirement to enter on every page what is already on the issuing certificate, in case you are not aware the work diary is issued to the purchaser and only that person can use it, this exercise will only further confuse the drivers and expose them to more breaches and stress. 

On my soapbox

Mick Pattel 

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Russ Martin posted this about W.A. Fatigue Laws 5/5/2013 (Click Here to View) interesting reading

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