If you’re in the transport industry, something you’ll hear about frequently is the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL). It is the set of laws that regulate heavy vehicles over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, ACT, South Australia and Tasmania. There are four main regulations in the HVNL, each of them covering a different aspect of the operation of heavy vehicles. Today, we’re going to outline these four HVNL regulations and explain why consulting an on-board weighing solutions company like Loadmass can be extremely beneficial in upholding these laws.
1) Heavy Vehicle (General) National Regulation
This regulation in HVNL covers a wide range of policies involving the operation of heavy vehicles in Australia. It outlines topics like PBS design approvals, PBS vehicle approvals and official assessors and certifiers.
2) Heavy Vehicle (Fatigue Management) National Regulation
Managing fatigue when on the road is one of the most important parts of being in the transport industry. This isn’t just for truck drivers, but anyone involved in handling the schedules of trucks – from schedule planners to executives. This regulation of the HVNL outlines maximum work requirements, minimum rest requirements, standard hours and a range of other policies to do with fatigue management.
3) Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation
Mass, dimension and loading of heavy vehicles is covered in this national regulation of the HVNL. Contained within it are a set of guidelines on prescribed mass requirements and related provisions, Height Mass Limit (HML) declarations and HML permits. This section is where a heavy vehicle scale solutions team like Loadmass can offer a range of services. Not only will this help to meet the mass, dimension and loading regulations of the HVNL, but it will also improve your productivity as a business and eliminate payload fines. To find out more, contact the Loadmass team today.
4) Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation
Every heavy vehicle on the road must comply with the HVNL vehicle standards. This is another area of the HVNL that the team at Loadmass can help you to uphold. The regulation covers the vehicle equipment and outlines what is required in every heavy transport vehicle. Talk to the team at Loadmass to gain an understanding of how they can help you with this one.
The four HVNL regulations are in place to keep Australians safe on the road. If you’re worried that your transport business isn’t quite upholding all the regulations, Loadmass can offer you a solution. Whether it’s maximising the productivity of your business or eliminating payload fines, Loadmass can help you tick the boxes of the HVNL.