On 28 May 2021, infrastructure and transport ministers approved a two-year HVNL Safety and Productivity Program to implement reform outcomes from the HVNL review.
This implementation phase of the program will lead to an updated law that:
- is based on a new, risk-management focussed operator assurance framework, and
- offers simplicity for those who need it and flexibility for those who seek it.
The program, comprising six reform areas, aims to deliver productivity and safety benefits against a two-year delivery plan.
The NTC will lead the following reform areas in collaboration with governments and industry to deliver draft legislative amendments and other draft instruments:
- operator assurance scheme
- technology and data
- duties and driver health
- fatigue management
- vehicles and access
- legislative approach.