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Multi-agency border operation shows high compliance

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has urged operators travelling west to be aware of different accreditation requirements, following a three-day operation on the SA-WA border.

NHVR Operations Manager, Paul Simionato, said that the multi-agency Operation Long Run, led by WA Main Roads, found 91 per cent compliance with the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).

“Overall the results showed that safety was a priority in the industry with only 43 offences out of 481 units across 177 heavy vehicles detected with safety-related issues,” said Simionato.

“Unfortunately, six vehicles travelling west from South Australia were grounded for failing to hold WA accreditation, which is a concern.

“Operators need to remember that accreditation is mandatory for all heavy vehicles operating in WA, including those travelling from interstate.

“If your freight task requires you to drive through WA, you must be signed up to the WA Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme before you cross the border.”

Operation Long Run was a collaborative effort between the NVHR, Main Roads Western Australia, SA Police and the Department of Transport WA.

Simionato said NHVR officers were checking for fatigue and vehicle roadworthiness on the South Australian side of the border.

“These roadside operations are a great opportunity to work with other agencies to continue to improve road safety across the country,” he said.

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