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NHVR officers now on the road in the ACT

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THE NATIONAL Heavy Vehicle Regulator has taken over heavy vehicle safety and compliance for the ACT.

From July 1 the NHVR's Safety and Compliance Officers are now authorised to stop heavy vehicles to check compliance with the Heavy Vehicle National Law, driver licences, registrations and road rules.

The NHVR now also has responsibility for issuing major, minor and self-clearing defects notices. Self-clearing defect notices - introduced to the ACT for the first time - can be issued for faults that don't pose a safety risk but still need to be rectified as soon as practicable.

Additionally, fatigue management provisions of the Heavy Vehicle National Law have now come into effect in the ACT.

To find out what these changes mean for you, and also get an update on other work at the NHVR, you are invited to attend a free information session at The Dickson Tradies from 4-6pm on July 23. Register with Eventbrite here.

The NHVR says the event will be of interest to anyone who owns a vehicle heavier than 4.5 tonnes GVM - whether you work around town with a small rigid truck or do line haul in an articulated truck combination, this session will be of interest to you.

The regulator will also be holding two Truckie Info Days in the ACT, where drivers can drop in and have a chat about the changes.

The first is at Eaglehawk on Federal Highway from midday to 6.00pm on July 24, followed by another the next day at Caltex at Hume adjacent to Monaro Highway from 9am to 4pm.

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