ATN Feature: NatRoad Blasts OSR Road Safety Draft for Skewed View

Call for vehicle separation approach, as focus on crashes, not causes, is rejected.

Reform of Offence Notification Laws Required

The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) has asked the National Transport Commission (NTC) to keep notification to transport operators of their drivers’ offences on the reform agenda.

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Heavy Vehicle National Law Needs to Move to A Risk-Based Approach

In the lead up to the National Transport Commission presenting the finalised policy options on the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) to Transport Ministers in May 2021, we are reemphasising our positi...

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Bald Hills | Gateway Motorway Flyover | Easing of Heavy Vehicle Restrictions

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has adviced that, following strengthening works and subsequent structural inspections of the flyover, road access restrictions for heavy vehicles will ...

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Release of National Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice (No 3) and Queensland Conditions

The Heavy Vehicle National Law – National Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice 2020 (No 3) (The Notice) has now been released, superseding the National Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice 2...


Changes to NHVAS Rules

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) recently announced changes to their National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS). The changes are the result of a review and consultation conducted o...

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Heavy Vehicle Licensing Revision

The final stage of the National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework review and revision, which will produce improvements for heavy vehicle driver training and licensing systems across Australia,...

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NatRoad opposes HVNL penalties set to increase from 1 July 2020

The penalties set out in the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) have increased by the CPI from 1 July 2020.  The National Road Transport Association opposes this increase. “The indexation of infringeme...

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