Feb 3, 2012

CEO sought for first National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

A global search is underway for the first CEO of the new independent National Heavy Vehicle Regulator based in Queensland.

The successful candidate will be accountable for driving forward the national heavy vehicle reform package that paves the way for safer roads for trucks and buses and subsequently for all road users.

The Government has worked closely with all states and territories to forge the historic reform package, and was now seeking a CEO to implement the changes.

For the first time in Australia’s history, state and territory governments have agreed to unify heavy vehicle legislation under one set of laws.

Long haul freight operators will no longer need to meet different laws and rules for log books, driving hours and maximum loads as they cross state borders.

The reforms will give them the freedom to drive across eight Australian states and territories under the one rule book, ending a huge compliance burden for truck drivers.

These reforms will support the growth of the transport sector, with flow-on benefits for the nation of $30 billion over the next 20 years.

The head of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator will establish national operating systems and procedures for the heavy vehicle sector and ensure compliance with the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

COAG has agreed to a start date of 1 January 2013 for the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

For more information on the position please visit www.nhvr.gov.au