National Road Freighters Association

Congratulations Maxwell Hutchins our latest Transport Hall of Fame Inductee 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations are also in order to Our Past President Darryl Pedersen on being awarded the Noel Porter Trophy for 2014-15 for outstanding service to the transport industry and the NRFA.

Photo of Darryl receiving his award from President Tony

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Heavy Vehicle National Law  Penalties and infringements (Click here)

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 Media release

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)

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