The NTC is taking a new approach to the structure of the HVNL, focusing on five key areas for improvement. The aim is to create a simpler law that is more responsive, flexible and adaptable.
Better operator certification
We want to make a more responsive scheme that allows for and adapts to new business practices, technologies and safety risks. We’re creating an improved national scheme that is more modular, comprehensive and flexible.
Technology and data
We want to make it easier to use new technology and innovation to support safety and productivity. We’re creating an adaptable technology and data framework to foster smarter technology investment.
Duties and driver health
We want to strengthen the law to enhance safety outcomes. We’re clarifying the primary duty and parties covered by the chain of responsibility.
We want to change the law and make it more flexible to allow for increased productivity. We’re looking for ways to simplify fatigue management and record-keeping without compromising safety.
Vehicles and access
We want to streamline the access process to reduce the need for permits and support quicker, easier access decisions.