NHVR approves fifth EWD for heavy vehicles

From 25 May another provider of electronic work diaries (EWD) will have a product approved for use in Australia by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).

The decision to approve Quallogi by Kynection, making it now the fifth EWD option to receive regulatory approval, was announced today at the Brisbane Truck Show.

“Drivers have been switching over to using an electronic work diary since we approved the first system in December last year and it’s great to see Quallogi is also available as an alternative to the National Written Work Diary,” said NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto.

“The introduction of EWDs means drivers can record their work and rest hours by pressing a button, rather than spending time ruling lines and counting multiple time periods on multiple pieces of paper,” he said.

The Quallogi system includes features, such as alerts, to assist drivers to manage their compliance with work and rest rules.

It will be available on selected devices, which are outlined on the NHVR website.

Petroccitto signed the Kynection EWD certificate while visiting the Brisbane Truck Show, which runs until Sunday, May 16.

Heavy vehicle drivers can confirm via the NHVR website if the EWD they are using has been officially approved by the NHVR.

Drivers must continue to carry their written work diary for a transition period, to ensure that they comply with the requirement of carrying 28 days of records.