National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

I was in Brisbane this week for some government and industry meetings and took the opportunity to catch up with my colleague Sal Petroccitto OAM CEO of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

NHVR was established in 2013 as a statutory authority to administer the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) – which applies in all Australia’s states and territories except the Northern Territory and Western Australia. In the six states and territories where the HVNL applies, there are more than:
. 112,600 registered prime movers
. 1 million registered heavy vehicles
. 269,000 registered operators
. 495 road managers.

In a previous role I advocated for and supported the establishment of NHVR, along with the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator and the National Maritime Safety Regulator. At a meeting of Transport Ministers (Chaired by now Prime Minister Anthony Albanese) in late 2009, ministers agreed in-principle to the establishment of the three national regulators to drive a national approach to transport industry safety and productivity. In August 2011, the Council of Australian Governments signed Intergovernmental Agreements to establish the regulators.

Sal Petroccitto OAM joined NHVR in 2014 and has driven the success of NHVR since that time. It hasn’t been all smooth trucking, however due to some great work by Sal and his team, NHVR has now cemented its place in the national industry regulatory framework.

The National Transport Commission is currently conducting a much anticipated review of the HVNL.

Sal Petroccitto OAM, NHVR Chair Duncan Gay AM and NHVR Director Julie Russell OAM were recognised in the King’s Birthday 2023 Honours List for services to the transport industry.
#safety #productivity #efficiency #Chainofresponsibility

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