Elec­tronic Work Diary con­cepts at Me­gaTrans

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AUS­TRALIAN and in­ter­na­tional com­pa­nies have demon­strated their Elec­tronic Work Diary con­cepts to show-go­ers and NHVR staff at Me­gaTrans in Mel­bourne.

NHVR Pro­duc­tiv­ity and Safety ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Ge­off Casey said 32 tech­nol­ogy providers and trans­port op­er­a­tors in­tend­ing to de­velop an EWD had now reg­is­tered a No­tice of In­tent with the NHVR.

“Seven of those com­pa­nies have ac­cepted an in­vi­ta­tion by the NHVR to par­tic­i­pate in an op­por­tu­nity to dis­cuss and present their prod­ucts and con­cepts at the NHVR stand at Me­gaTrans,” Mr Casey said.

“There has been sig­nif­i­cant in­ter­est from the heavy ve­hi­cle in­dus­try in the use of EWDs as a vol­un­tary al­ter­na­tive to the writ­ten work diary, dur­ing the pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion process con­ducted late last year.

“The Aus­tralian Road Re­search Board has been en­gaged to pro­vide an in­de­pen­dent re­view of the EWD Stan­dards, which are due to be re­leased later this month.”

The NHVR will start ac­cept­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for ap­proval of EWDs sys­tems from May 28.

The NHVR will as­sess sys­tems against the EWD Stan­dards and a list of EWDs that have been ap­proved will be avail­able on the NHVR web­site.

“We have also agreed to waive any reg­u­la­tory fees for com­pa­nies or in­di­vid­u­als sub­mit­ting sys­tems for ap­proval dur­ing the first year of op­er­a­tions,” Mr Casey said.

❝ There has been sig­nif­i­cant in­ter­est from the heavy ve­hi­cle in­dus­try in the use of EWDs

— Ge­off Casey

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DEMON­STRA­TIONS: Com­pa­nies demon­strated the Elec­tronic Work Diary at Me­gaTrans. CON­TRIB­UTED

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