Mon 01 Feb 2016

Changes to the Heavy National Law and Regulations from 6 February

From Saturday, 6 February 2016, the latest amendments to the Heavy Vehicle National Law and Regulations will take effect. While many of the changes are administrative only and will not impact on your day-to-day operations, key changes include:

  • alignment of vehicle standards for new and in-service vehicles
  • new penalties that are consistent across all HVNL jurisdictions
  • formal recognition of electronic work diaries, paving the way for their rollout in 2017

Changes relating to electronic work diaries will have no immediate impact. The adoption of electronic work diaries is voluntary and is currently planned for late 2017. Visit the NHVR website for more information and a vehicle standards guide outlining the changes.