COVID-19 Updates

Regulation and policy

Victorian Businesses Now Have a ‘General Environmental Duty’

The next time a quantity of diesel or oil is split at your Victorian premises your response will in part be governed by a new ‘environmental duty’.

New notice delivers smarter, more productive road train transport

A new notice for road train prime movers will ease pressure on the road network, improve fatigue management and increase the efficiency of Australia’s heavy vehicle fleet. The National Road Train Prim...


Federal Budget breakdown for the road freight industry

The 2020-21 Federal Budget delivered on Monday includes a number of opportunities for freight companies to take advantage of to grow their business. The first is the opportunity for freight companies ...

Jobkeeper update

Update: JobKeeper flexibilities extended – what employers need to know

On the 2 September, Parliament passed legislation amending specific Jobkeeper provisions. Cooper Grace Ward provides an explanation of the newly passed legislation and breaks down the difference betwe...

Medical Assessment

Fitness to Drive medical assessment updated

Transport for NSW has advised that the Fitness to Drive medical assessment process has been updated with medical practitioners now being able to submit the medical assessment online. Transport for NSW...

IAP Certificate

Electronic Intelligent Access Program Certificate of Enrolment is now accepted

Transport for NSW has advised that heavy vehicle drivers will now have the capability of carrying their Intelligent Access Program (IAP) Certificate of Enrolment electronically. In the past all vehicl...

Heavy Vehicle Charges

Time to deliver – HVRR

Request for engagement, feedback and comments The Transport and Infrastructure Council has asked for public consultation on a proposed new system for setting and investing heavy vehicle charges. Gover...

Vehicle Signage

NHVR Provides Sensible Outcome on Signage

NatRoad is pleased that the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has changed its regulation on rear marker plate signage requirements for heavy vehicles. Recently, NHVR made the sensible decision t...

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) Temporary Business Rules & Standards Changes

The NHVR have made temporary changes to the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) medical requirements and face-to-face audit requirements, in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemi...