NHVR releases final electronic work diaries report
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.