Get involved and share your ideas

Our goal is to simplify and streamline the law as much as possible. We want a law that is outcome-focused, technology-neutral, easy to comply with and ensures heavy vehicles operate safely on our roads.

We want to hear from everyone affected by the law. Submit your ideas and see what others are saying.

What are your ideas for improving the Heavy Vehicle National Law?

29 June, 2020

Lee says:

“If the NHVR authorises officers under the HVNL, de-authorise offices who issue frivolous fines like spelling errors or make bad decisions.”

29 June, 2020

Lee says:

“Why do some NHVR officers do speed and seat belts and others do not. Not very consistent. Should be police responsibility.”

29 June, 2020

Lee says:

“Give all trucks 6.5 tonne on the steer unless manufacture says otherwise.”

29 June, 2020

Lee says:

“More information like, what are side gates rated to for load restraint calculations?”

29 June, 2020

Lee says:

“NHVR staff should not be allowed to issue more than 1 on the spot fines per intercept. Anymore should be reviewed by another party.”

29 June, 2020

Lee says:

“Where are the audits on companies doing under 100km radius for fatigue? They think the fatigue laws don't apply to them.”

29 June, 2020

Lee says:

“Give the 1 tonne mass transfer to all vehicle. Expand this to say 2 tonne as long as GCM is not exceeded.”

29 June, 2020

Lee says:

“It's not good enough just to produce the load restraint manual without providing training by the NHVR. Video's online are not correct.”

29 June, 2020

Lee says:

“Do away with ADR35 check when conducting annual inspections. Save time and money and is too complicated.”

29 June, 2020

Lee says:

“New drivers should do training in fatigue, mass, dimensions and other laws before getting licence. Current licence scheme does not work.”

29 June, 2020

Lee says:

“Drivers can cheat the fatigue laws by putting in a 15min break before they start driving and can do 15.5hrs in a 24hr period. Known issue.”

29 June, 2020

Lee says:

“BFM Two-up has no mandated short rest breaks in 14hrs. Drivers can drive 14hrs straight. Ridicules.”