NHVR re­leases fi­nal elec­tronic work di­aries re­port

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Reg­u­la­tor sees EWDs as “sus­tain­able and ef­fec­tive vol­un­tary al­ter­na­tive”

“I am sat­is­fied that the is­sues raised have or will be ad­dressed.”

THE NA­TIONAL HEAVY VE­HI­CLE REG­U­LA­TOR (NHVR) is sat­is­fied Elec­tronic Work Di­aries ( EWDs) will pro­vide a “sus­tain­able and ef­fec­tive vol­un­tary al­ter­na­tive” to writ­ten work di­aries ( WWDs) in record­ing work and rest hours for heavy ve­hi­cle driv­ers.

Fol­low­ing the re­lease of its fi­nal con­sul­ta­tion re­port, NHVR pro­duc­tiv­ity and safety ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Ge­off Casey says the reg­u­la­tor will ac­cept ap­pli­ca­tions for ap­proval for EWDs from May 28.

“Af­ter re­view­ing the feed­back, I am sat­is­fied that the is­sues raised have or will be ad­dressed and the devel­op­ment of EWDs as a vol­un­tary op­tion for driv­ers can be­gin,” Casey says.

“From next month, we will be in a po­si­tion to start re­ceiv­ing and as­sess­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for ap­proval from tech­nol­ogy providers and trans­port op­er­a­tors who have ad­vised their in­ten­tion to de­velop an EWD.

“I’d ex­pect to see EWD prod­ucts avail­able for driv­ers in the com­ing months,” Casey adds.

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

It had also agreed to waive any reg­u­la­tory fees for com­pa­nies or in­di­vid­u­als sub­mit­ting can­di­date sys­tems for ap­proval.

“We’ve also been work­ing closely with au­tho­rised of­fi­cers and po­lice to in­form them of the type of in­for­ma­tion they’ll see un­der the EWD Com­pli­ance View,” Casey says.

Pic­ture: Tele­trac-Nav­man

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