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Update 2/12/2015 from NHVR

 

Clarification of low loader licence requirements 

In today's earlier industry update, we were asked to include information regarding licence requirements for interstate licenced drivers operating a low loader trailer in New South Wales. It has come to our attention that this is wrong.

The requirement that drivers who operate a low loader trailer, connected to a low loader dolly and attached to a prime mover must hold a Multi Combination (MC) class licence, applies to NSW licenced drivers only.

For QLD drivers, NSW compliance officers will apply "mutual recognition" for QLD HC licences when operating a low loader dolly combination in NSW.

NSW compliance officers will also recognise the appropriate state or territory licence requirements for a driver who operates a low loader trailer, connected to a low loader dolly and attached to a prime mover.

Roads and Maritime Services are advocating that all drivers must be appropriately licenced in their home state. For NSW drivers holding a NSW licence, they must hold an MC licence for this class of vehicle.

For more information, please contact your relevant road transport authority.

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Latest NHVR quarterly snapshot available

 

Our latest quarterly snapshot presenting key achievements and service standards for July to September is available from the NHVR website. Highlights include completion of NHVAS auditor training in four states to strengthen the quality of NHVAS audits and sharpen auditor skills, and accreditation of the first operators under the new NHVR Livestock Fatigue Management template. NHVR Quarterly Snapshot - November 2015 (PDF, 219 KB) 

We're on the move!

From Monday 7 December, our offices will be based at the Gasworks precinct on Level 3, 76 Skyring Terrace, Newstead, Brisbane, 4006.

To facilitate the move, we will be closed from midday, Friday 4 December. You can still submit applications during this closure period online or by email and fax. Our Contact Centre will handle queries as normal until close of business on 1300 MYNHVR (1300 696 487) or info@nhvr.gov.au

We will re-open on Monday 7 December, for normal business hours in our new premises. Our phone numbers and postal address will remain the same.

RMS issues MC low loader licence reminder

Roads and Maritime Services has issued an Information Bulletin to remind drivers in NSW who operate a low loader trailer, connected to a low loader dolly and attached to a prime mover, that they must hold the appropriate licence class. Drivers without the Multi Combination (MC) class licence risk serious fines, if caught.

Holding the correct licence for the vehicle they are operating ensures drivers have had the right training to manage that vehicle combination. Drivers and operators who are on the road without the right licence may also lose insurance protection, if in an incident.

This requirement also applies to interstate licenced drivers who drive these multi combinations on NSW roads. Interstate licenced drivers must have an MC class licence to avoid enforcement action.

The bulletin is available from the Roads and Maritime website at: http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/business-industry/heavy-vehicles/licence/mc-low-loader.html

Mass Import Management Scheme (MIMS)

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has updated the existing Mass Import Management Scheme (MIMS). The scheme now covers both the Port of Brisbane and the Port of Townsville.

MIMS is only permitted for prime mover semi-trailer and B-double combinations carrying a single container on each trailer. The scheme is restricted to approved Higher Mass Limits (HML) routes within a 120km radius from the Port of Brisbane and a 15km radius from the Port of Townsville.

For further information please see the Mass Import Management Scheme (MIMS) Information Bulletin (PDF, 72KB)

New fatigue training competencies

On 19 October 2015, the Australian Government released the new TLIF2010 Apply Fatigue Management Strategies and TLIF3063 Administer the implementation of fatigue management strategies units of competency.

Details of the units can be found at the following links:

These units replace to the previous units of competency (TLIF2010A and TLIF3063A). From now on, training providers should only be offering training in the new units of competency.

Because the new units are equivalent to the old ones, the changes will not affect any person who successfully completed TLIF2010A or TLIF3063A before 19 October 2015.

The NHVR will continue to accept previous equivalent units including TLIF1007C, TLIF2010A, TLIF3063A and TLIF6307A for applicants/participants in National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) Basic Fatigue Management (BFM) or Advanced Fatigue Management (AFM).

TLIF2010 competency spells out two core elements

  1. Signs of fatigue
  2. Implementing strategies to minimise fatigue

Some training providers include additional elements such as how to complete a work diary or knowledge of the legislation.

This is the case in WA where, in addition the core elements, the WA version of TLIF2010 includes information about operating under WA occupational safety and health regulations and the commercial vehicle driver code of practice.

The NHVR is aware that it is a requirement of working in WA for all commercial drivers to successfully complete the customised version of TLIF2010, even if they have completed the standard course elsewhere.

Drivers who are likely to work in WA can complete free online training course and get a certificate saying that they are competent in the WA version of the TLIF2010 at the following link. http://fatigue.safetyline.wa.gov.au/course/view.php?id=16

There is a separate competency for completing a work diary (TLIE3028) and whilst this training may be of interest to some drivers, it is not compulsory for those participating in the NHVAS BFM or AFM.

New and amended notices

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales
Routes and conditions for three New South Wales Class 1 notices have been updated to reflect night-time operating conditions on some state-controlled roads and new contact information.

The updates apply to state-controlled roads, and to the routes and conditions contained in Appendix 2 of each of the following notices:

Schedule 1 of the New South Wales Grain Harvest Management Scheme has been amended to include changes to certain local road manager conditions as per the

None of these amendments affect the exemptions or general conditions of the notices themselves. They only affect the routes and conditions contained in the relevant appendices and schedule.

Tasmania

This defines the types of class 1 load‐carrying vehicles that are eligible for operation under the Tasmania Class 1 Load Carrying Heavy Vehicle Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2015 (No.1).

The Tasmanian Department of State Growth has reassessed the condition of time restrictions on Bridport Main Road and found that due to suitable upgrading of the road the condition can be revoked.

This condition has been removed from the following networks:

Victoria
Three new notices were published that replaced notices that expired on 9 November 2015. They are not amended in any way.

 

For more information

Visit www.nhvr.gov.au or call 1300 MYNHVR (1300 696 487). Standard call charges apply, check with your phone provider.

 

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