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Victoria to transition services to NHVR

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) will provide heavy vehicle on-road compliance and enforcement services in Victoria from 8 December 2019, with 54 staff currently employed by VicRoads in on and off road heavy vehicle compliance roles joining the NHVR.

NHVR National Service Transition Program Executive, Kelli Walker, said the transition was the next step in delivering a nationally consistent approach to compliance and enforcement activities for heavy vehicles.

“We are working closely with VicRoads to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible for the heavy vehicle industry,” said Walker.

“The most noticeable change from transition will be that the current VicRoads Transport Safety Services Officers (TSS Officers) that undertake on road heavy vehicle intercepts will become NHVR Safety and Compliance Officers (SCOs).

“While the officers will have the same authority to stop heavy vehicles to check compliance with a range of laws, their uniforms and vehicles will look different with NHVR branding.

“These officers will also continue to provide heavy vehicle escort services in Victoria and will be authorised to direct traffic and issue directions to motorists when escorting oversize and overmass loads.”

VicRoads will continue to provide a number of important heavy vehicle services, including licensing, registration, clearance of defect notices, and tow truck investigations and compliance.

Victoria is the fourth state—after South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT—where the NHVR will be directly delivering heavy vehicle regulatory services.

The transition will support borderless services, improving consistency for operators.

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