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Queensland heavy vehicle compliance transfers to NHVR


The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is on track to become Australia’s single national regulator, with heavy vehicle safety services set to transition from Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) next week.

From 20 April, the NHVR will be responsible for providing heavy vehicle on-road compliance and enforcement, and Programmed Vehicle Inspections (PVI) services in Queensland.

These regulatory services will transition to the NHVR from TMR. The change is part of a nationally consistent approach to compliance and enforcement activities for heavy vehicles, the NHVR said in a statement.

“The heavy vehicle industry can expect to see the NHVR’s Safety and Compliance Officers (SCOs) working roadside and at vehicle inspection sites across Queensland, including in the far north and western areas of the state,” the Regulator says.

“These officers have authority to stop heavy vehicles and check the vehicle, operator, and driver are complying with the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) and other state-based laws.

“This includes checking compliance with heavy vehicle driver licensing, registration, and road rules.”

On-road compliance, investigations, prosecutions and programmed heavy vehicle inspections will be some of the services currently provided by TMR to transfer across to the NHVR.

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