Institute News

 

NHVR to probe recent prime mover fires

Published: 19/02/2019
NHVR to probe recent prime mover fires



The NHVR has launched an investigation into a spate of recent truck fires. NHVR’s Safety Standards and Assurance Executive Director Geoff Casey said concerns had been raised with the NHVR regarding several fires emanating in the engine bay of prime movers over the past year. “There have been a number of high profile incidents recently, including a semi-trailer fire on the Princess Highway, near Wollongong in January,” Geoff said.






“Several other incidents have been reported through various sources as well as from police and state transport agencies. “Fires are obviously dangerous to heavy vehicle drivers, operators and other motorists, and often lead to major delays on key freight routes.

"While the NHVR has a specific interest in prime mover fires, we are also looking at the issue of truck fires more generally and their increasing prevalence.” As part of the investigation and research, the NHVR has held initial discussions with operators, vehicle and component manufacturers about the current causes of truck fires. The NHVR was also working with police and state agencies to continue to identify common causes of the fires.

“This will enable the NHVR to provide guidance and information to the industry on what measures may best prevent or minimise the likelihood of such incidents,” he said. Anyone who has information about a truck fire should call the NHVR’s Confidential Reporting Line on 1800 931 785 or email vehiclestandards@nhvr.gov.au.

Hurry! Next round of safety funding closes soon

Funding applications for Round 4 of the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI) program close on February 22. The HVSI program supports implementable, value-for-money projects that deliver tangible improvements to heavy vehicle safety.

It is administered by the NHVR on behalf of the Commonwealth Government. The first three rounds of the program have seen $11.61 million invested in 32 projects to make Australia’s roads safer for all users. Funding for $3.9 million will be allocated to projects that are scheduled to start in the 2019-20 financial year and completed by 30 June 2022.

To lodge an application please refer to the submission guidelines and complete a submission form.
Round 4 – Submission form

B-Double operators’ guides
The NHVR has released a suite of updated operational guides to support the recent transition of heavy vehicle notices. South Australia Load Carrying Vehicle’s Operator’s Guide (PDF, 430KB) supports Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Dimension Exemption Notice 2016 (No. 1) C2016G00970.

Operators running the updated SA schedule to the Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Dimension Exemption Notice must comply with the requirements of this new guide.

New South Wales Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicle Operator’s Guide (PDF, 5.9MB) supports New South Wales Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicle Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1) C2019G00071


The New South Wales Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicle Operator’s Guide (the Operator’s Guide) complements the New South Wales Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicle Notice 2019 (the Notice).

An eligible vehicle must comply with the requirements of the Notice, including Schedule 8 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation, and the Operator’s Guide.

New South Wales Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle and Combination Operator’s Guide (PDF, 5.1MB) supports New South Wales Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle and Combination Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1) C2019G00079. 
The New South Wales Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle and Combination Operator’s Guide (the Operator’s Guide) complements the New South Wales Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle and Combination Notice 2019 (the Notice).
The Operator’s Guide provides details of the following for eligible vehicles operating under the Notice:
• travel requirements
• pilot and escort requirements
• key contacts

Please note these requirements were previously contained in Appendix 1 and 2 of the former New South Wales Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice 2014.

Sectional Partners

Email: admin@cilta.com.au  | Phone: 1300 68 11 34 | Address: PO Box 3161, Caroline Springs, Vic 3023 | ABN 47 367 894 930 All rights reserved.

 

Follow us on

© 2019 The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, ABN 47 367 894 930  | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Website Terms | Site by Krycha.com and WebOwl.com.au