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What is Mass Management Accreditation?


Mass Management is one of the three modules of operator accreditation under the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS), the other modules are Maintenance Management and Fatigue Management.

NHVAS is a National Quality Assurance system where transport operators have systems and processes in place to meet the standards of accreditation set by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).

Accredited operators are required to have their systems, processes and records independently verified by authorised NHVAS Auditors on a regular basis.

The regular reviews by NHVAS Auditors ensure that the operator is keeping the required records and complying with their own quality procedures. If an operator does not meet the required standards their accreditation can be suspended or cancelled.

In return, operators gain substantial benefits, such as protection under Chain of Responsibility (CoR) legislation, increased payloads (Mass Management), increased operational hours (Fatigue Management) and the removal of the requirement for annual Roadworthiness Inspections which is a requirement for some heavy vehicle registrations (Maintenance Management).

For Mass Management the following is required:

The operator must have a comprehensive Quality or Procedures Manual which documents the various processes that are in place to ensure that vehicles are loaded within legal limits.

Nominated vehicles must have the required NHVAS Accreditation label affixed and must have manufacturer's ratings sufficient for the increased weights permitted

Drivers are required to be inducted in all aspects of the operator's system, this may not be a formal course and will depend on the complexity of the operation and the experience of the driver.

At a minimum drivers should be provided with some basic instructions and introduction into what is required including the requirement to monitor and record axle group weights.

Vehicles loaded to Higher Mass Limits (HML) are restricted to approved routes and drivers need to have an understanding of the route restrictions applicable to vehicles they are operating.

The operator is required to have a procedure in in place outlining what to do if weights are found to be in excess of the limits permitted. The procedure must include a corrective process to minimise overloading instances, all overloads should be documented so the overall compliance of the operations are recorded and monitored. Whilst the occasional overload cannot be completely avoided, the system should include various instructions, checks and processes to ensure loading is within legal limits.

To ensure that road pavement damage, caused by malfunctioning suspension systems, the operator must have a process for recording any suspension faults occurring, this will normally be a pre departure checklist and fault report sheet completed by drivers. Regular suspension maintenance must also be completed for all vehicles and trailers.

Mass Management Information and Resources

Victorian Mass Management
DRIVER INSTRUCTION - MASS MANAGEMENT 2013
Ensure that the required documents and books, including Gazettes, Mass Loading Record Book (*) and
Interception Report Book, are in the vehicle and are current. Make sure you read these documents. View Document (pdf file)
INSTRUCTION MASS MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATOR
Read the procedures, they are written in a way that should both outline what is required to
be completed and how you go about complying with the various requirements.
The primary focus should be on ensuring that drivers monitor the loading process, in
particular the weight on each axle group, gross weight (the vehicle and whole load) does not
provide the information that is required for Mass Management. View Document (pdf file)
CONCESSIONAL MASS LIMITS INFORMATION UPDATE
Transport operators in Victoria are able to access Concessional Mass Limits (CML), which provides additional general access mass benefits, for operators accredited under the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS), Mass Management module. View Document (pdf file)
MASS MANAGEMENT AUDIT MATRIX
ON-ENTRY SYSTEM ACCREDITATION AUDIT PROGRAM View Document (pdf file)
MASS MANAGEMENT ACCREDITATION STANDARDS
The Mass Management Accreditation Program forms one of the operational modules of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme. View Document (pdf file)
STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE
The trailers, trucks and prime movers listed in the schedule (overleaf) are being maintained by the Company in accordance with Standard 8 of the Mass Management module of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS), namely that their suspension systems have been maintained and replaced according to appropriate specifications and codes as identified in the schedule.
View Document (pdf file)
GEN MASS AND DIM LIMITS
Victoria has adopted the national mass and dimension limits for heavy vehicle. This information bulletin summarises these limits for trucks and trailers in Victoria. View Document (pdf file)
INCREMENTAL PRICING TABLE INFO
The outcome of this review will assist CRRP in the broader task of promoting the more efficient,
productive and sustainable provision and use of freight infrastructure. This review can assist CRRP by
developing methods to overcome the hurdles involved in similar reforms and allow CRRP to take
advantage of any applicable approaches from the trials or schemes. View Document (pdf file)
ROAD SAFETY VEHICLES REGSView Document (pdf file)
VASS LIST FOR PUBLICATION 30 June 2010
The Vehicle Assessment Signatory Scheme (VASS) is a scheme for the certification of modified, imported, and individually constructed vehicles in Victoria. VASS Signatories are able to issue an Approval Certificate for registration purposes in Victoria. View Document (pdf file)
VIC 4.6M TRAILERS
4.6 m High Vans & Curtain-sided TrailersView Document (pdf file)
VIC 6.5 STEER
This initiative provides significant benefits to the community, truck drivers and other roadusers. It will provide cleaner air, and better protection for truck drivers and other road users in the event of a crash. View Document (pdf file)
VIC 26M BD GAZETTE
Truck operators have the choice between operating a 25 metre long or a 26 metre long B-double combination in Victoria. View Document (pdf file)
VIC 45T TRUCK AND DOG
A General Permit has been published in the Victoria Government Gazette No S137 of 31 October 1997, allowing a 3 axle or 4 axle truck, and 3 axle dog trailer combination to gross up to 45 tonne.
View Document
(pdf file)
VIC 48 FT TRAILERS
The Victoria Government Gazette Notice No S66 of 30 June 1995 sets out the maximum
dimensions of trucks and trailers. This gazette notice was amended by notice No S90 of
8 August 1997 to allow 48 foot (14.6 m) long semi-trailers to operate in Victoria. View Document (pdf file)
VIC 50T TRUCK AND DOG
A notice in the Victoria Government Gazette S147 of 23 December 1996, effective from 1 January 1997, allows 3 axle truck and 4 axle dog trailer combination to gross up to 50 tonnes (t).
View Document
(pdf file)
VIC - MASS MANAGEMENT AUDIT MATRIX June 2006
The On-Entry System Accreditation Audit program lists the criteria being evaluated and indicates
in Italics, in the row beneath each criterion, the compliance indicator(s) for those criteria. In the
rows following the criteria the assessment steps that the auditor must perform to confirm
compliance are indicated. View Document (pdf file)
VIC - MASS MANAGEMENT STANDARDS June 2006
The Mass Management Accreditation Program forms one of the operational modules of the
National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme. The Program was developed for use by operators who when accredited will benefit from access to Concessional or Higher Mass Limits whilst providing an assurance to the community that safety and protection of the nation’s assets are enhanced.
View Document
(pdf file)
VIC - NHVAS STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE January 2007
The trailers, trucks and prime movers listed in the schedule (overleaf) are being maintained by the Company in accordance with Standard 8 of the Mass Management module of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS), namely that their suspension systems have been maintained and replaced according to appropriate specifications and codes as identified in the schedule.
View Document (pdf file)
VIC ADDITIONAL PERMIT CONDITIONS 1997
Additional permit conditions. View Document (pdf file)
VIC BD HML PERMIT APPLICATION 2009
B-Double or Higher Mass Limit Permit Application View Document (pdf file)
VIC BD PART 1 of 4
B-doubles & Higher Mass Limits Trucks Part 1 of 4 View Document (pdf file)
VIC BD PART 2 of 4
B-doubles & Higher Mass Limits Trucks Part 2 of 4 View Document (pdf file)
VIC BD PART 3 of 4
B-doubles & Higher Mass Limits Trucks Part 3 of 4 View Document (pdf file)
VIC BD PART 4 of 4
B-doubles & Higher Mass Limits Trucks Part 4 of 4 View Document (pdf file)
VIC CML GAZETTE
Transport operators in Victoria are able to access Concessional Mass Limits (CML), which provides additional general access mass benefits, for operators accredited under the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NVHAS), Mass Management module. View Document (pdf file)
VIC CONSENT TO RELEASE INFO
Consent to release information from VicRoads records. View Document (pdf file)
VIC CONTAINERS GAZETTS
In April 1997, Victoria introduced a temporary scheme which allowed high containers to be carried on a conventional vehicle to a maximum height of 4.6m. View Document (pdf file)
VIC FEE EXEMPTION TABLE
Exemptions from fees and roadworthy requirements View Document (pdf file)
VIC HAY TRUCKS GAZETTE 2012
Hay Trucks - Arrangements for the transport of baled hay. View Document (pdf file)
VIC HEIGHT CLEARANCE ON ROADS
This information bulletin contains maps showing locations where the clearance beneath bridges and overhead wires is known to be 4.6 metres or less. View Document (pdf file)
VIC HIGH PROD FREIGHT VEH INFO
Guidelines for Next generation high productivity freight vehicle trial in Victoria. View Document (pdf file)
VIC LIVESTOCK LOADING BULLETIN 062007
This information bulletin provides information that is relevant to operators and drivers involved in the transport of livestock. View Document (pdf file)
VIC MA FACT SHEET
Austroads has reviewed its enforcement guidelines and replaced the former National Association of Australian State Road Authorities (NAASRA) 'administration tolerance' used for heavy vehicle mass enforcement with a Measure Adjustment based solely on weighing equipment accuracy and site characteristics. View Document (pdf file)
VIC MASS LIMITS
Mass limits for trucks in Victoria. View Document (pdf file)
VIC MASS LIMITS A4
Mass limits for trucks in Victoria. View Document (pdf file)
VIC MOVING MORE WITH LESS HPFV
OM View Document (pdf file)
VIC OD PERMIT APPLICATION
Over dimensional permit application. View Document (pdf file)
VIC OSOM APP
Over dimensional and mass permit application. View Document (pdf file)
VIC OSOM PERMIT SCHEME A
77.0 tonne low loaders - scheme A. View Document (pdf file)
VIC OSOM PERMIT SCHEME B
60.0 tonne low loaders - scheme B. View Document (pdf file)
VIC OSOM PERMIT SCHEME C
Scheme C annual permit over dimensional only. View Document (pdf file)
VIC OSOM SPV
Oversize and overmass special purpose vehicles information bulletin. View Document (pdf file)
VIC OverDimPermApp_0611
Over dimensional permit application. View Document (pdf file)
VIC OVERSIZE GAZETTE
Oversize load carrying vehicles information bulletin. View Document (pdf file)
VIC PART YEAR REGISTRATION APPLICATION 072010
Part year registration application form Vic Roads. View Document (pdf file)
VIC ROAD SAFETY ACT 2009 View Document (pdf file)
VIC STANDARD BUS HOURS
Standard driving hours for the solo bus sector. A variation to standard hours for buses and coaches recognises the needs of some low risk applications. View Document (pdf file)
VIC TAC-Charge-rate-2013 (1)
TRANSPORT ACCIDENT CHARGES INCLUDING GST AND DUTY. View Document (pdf file)
VIC VSI SUMMARY
Summary of the Australian Design Rules (ADR's). View Document (pdf file)
VICROADS MEDICAL View Document (pdf file)
VIC SPV PERMIT APP
Special purpose vehicle permit application. View Document (pdf file)
VIC ROAD SAFETY VEH REGS View Document (pdf file)
VIC ROAD SAFETY ACT 2010 v View Document (pdf file)

New South Wales Mass Management
MASS MANAGEMENT ACCREDITATION GUIDE
A guide for operators seeking Mass Management Accreditation in the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) View Document (pdf file)
NATIONAL HEAVY VEHICLE ACCREDITATION SCHEME (NHVAS)
A guide for operators to the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS).
The NHVAS can help all operators whether they are big or small. View Document (pdf file)
NSW 4-6 HIGH NOTICE 2008
4.6 Metre High Vehicle Route Notice 2008 under Part 2 of the Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005. View Document (pdf file)
NSW 6.5 T STEER NOTICE 092010
Class 3 Single Steer Axle Mass Limit Exemption Notice 2010. View Document (pdf file)
NSW 19 METRE B-DOUBLE NOTICE 092010
Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005. View Document (pdf file)
NSW 26 METRE B-DOUBLE NOTICE 092010
Class 3 26-metre B-Double Exemption Notice 2010. View Document (pdf file)
NSW 2011 LIVESTOCK WELFARE CONCESSIONAL MASS LIMITS NOTICE 2011
Class 3 Livestock Welfare Concessional Mass Limits Notice 2011. View Document (pdf file)
NSW 2013 GRAIN HARVEST SCHEME GAZETTE
Ministerial Declaration (NSW Grain Harvest Management Scheme) Order 2013. View Document (pdf file)
NSW ROAD TRAIN MODERNISATION PROGRAM B-TRIPLE & AB-TRIPLE OPERATING CONDITIONS
These operating conditions apply to: B-Triples, which are a vehicle combination consisting of a prime mover towing three semitrailers connected by fifth wheel couplings and AB-Triples, which are a vehicle combination consisting of a prime mover and semi-trailer combination connected, by a converter dolly (with no more than 3 axles), to two semi-trailers which are connected by a fifth wheel coupling (refer Diagram 2). View Document (pdf file)
NSW CLASS 1 AGRICULTURAL VEHICLES NOTICE 2014
I, Peter Duncan, Chief Executive, Roads and Maritime Services, pursuant to Clause 12 of the Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005 (the "Regulation"), exempt vehicles to which this Notice applies from the mass and dimension requirements prescribed in Schedule 1 to the Regulation, as provided in the Schedule to this Notice. View Document (pdf file)
NSW CLASS 1 AGRICULTURAL VEHICLES (AMENDMENT) NOTICE 2013
The Class 1 Agricultural Vehicles (Amendment) Notice 2012 that was published on 2 November 2012 in the New South Wales Government Gazette No. 116 at pages 4526 to 4549 is hereby revoked. View Document (pdf file)
NSW CLASS 1 AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE NOTICE 2012
I, Peter Duncan, Chief Executive, Roads and Maritime Services, pursuant to Clause 12 of the Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005 (the "Regulation"), exempt vehicles to which this Notice applies from the mass and dimension requirements prescribed in Schedule 1 to the Regulation, subject to the conditions set out in the Schedule to this Notice. View Document (pdf file)
NSW CLASS 2 B-DOUBLE NOTICE (WITHOUT ROUTES) Oct 2010
I, Michael Bushby, Chief Executive of the Roads and Traffic Authority, in pursuance of Division 4 of Part 2 of the Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation, 2005, hereby revoke all previous B-Double route approvals, and by this Notice, specify the areas and routes on which the vehicles as described in Part 2 of the Schedule to this Notice, that comply with Schedule 2 of the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2007, and the mass and dimension limits specified in the Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005, may be used on road or road related area or within areas specified in Part 3 of the Schedule subject to any requirements or conditions set out in the Schedule.. View Document (pdf file)
NSW CLASS 3 BALED AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES LOAD EXEMPTION NOTICE
This Notice may be cited as the Class 3 Baled Agricultural Commodities Load Exemption Notice 2012.
View Document
(pdf file)
NSW CLASS 2 ROAD TRAIN NOTICE 2012
This Notice replaces the Class 2 Road Train Notice 2010 that was published on 24 September 2010 in Government Gazette No. 117 at pages 4671 to 4718 and all amendments made to that Notice.
View Document
(pdf file)
NSW CLASS 3 CONCESSIONAL MASS LIMITS NOTICE 2010
This notice replaces the Concessional Mass Limits Notice 2006, that was published on 16 June 2006 in the Government Gazette No. 77 at pages 4421 to 4422 and subsequently amended from time to time.
View Document (pdf file)
NSW CLASS 1 COMBINE HARVESTER COMBINATION EXEMPTION NOTICE 2010
This notice replaces the Combine Harvester Combination Exemption Notice 2007, that was published in the Government Gazette No. 85 of 27 July 2007 at pages 4995 to 4997 and subsequently amended from time to time. View Document (pdf file)
NSW GENERAL MASS LIMITS 2006
Heavy Vehicle Mass, Loading and Access. View Document (pdf file)
NSW CLASS 3 2012/13 GRAIN HARVEST SEASON MASS EXEMPTION NOTICE 2012
This Notice is the Class 3 2012/13 Grain Harvest Season Mass Exemption Notice 2012.
View Document
(pdf file)
NSW GRAIN HARVEST SCHEME FAQ 2013
The NSW Government has approved the trial of a new Grain Harvest Management Scheme for the 2013/14 harvest to improve productivity and efficiency in the grain transport task. View Document (pdf file)
NSW HML FAQ
This fact sheet outlines the maximum mass allowed for various vehicle, trailer and combination types when travelling in New South Wales. View Document (pdf file)
NSW LIVESTOCK MASS INFO
The Livestock Welfare Mass Management Accreditation Scheme (LWMMAS) has been introduced as part of the NSW Livestock Transport Productivity Package. View Document (pdf file)
NSW LIVESTOCK WELFARE MASS MANAGEMENT ACCREDITATION SCHEME MAY 2011
Gap audit report. View Document (pdf file)
NSW LOW LOADER DESCRIPTION VEHICLE STANDARDS
A low loader trailer is the semi-trailer portion of a vehicle combination which has its load space close
to the ground and which is specially designed to carry indivisible loads (such as bulldozers). This
information sheet sets out requirements which are specific to low loader trailers. In all other respects
low loaders must meet the normal requirements for semi-trailers. Vehicle Standards Information sheet
No. 5, “Vehicle Dimension Limits”, should be read in conjunction with this publication.
View Document
(pdf file)
NSW MEASUREMENT ADJUSTMENTS FAQ
New arrangements for weighing heavy vehicles are to be introduced nationally from 1 July 2006. Known
as a ‘measurement adjustment’ (MA), the new arrangements apply greater accuracy for measuring heavy
vehicle mass by roadside enforcement officers. View Document (pdf file)
NSW MAINTENANCE ACCREDITATION GUIDE
This guide is an introduction to Maintenance Management Accreditation.View Document (pdf file)
NSW MASS MANAGEMNET ACCREDITATION FUIDE
t A guide for operators seeking Mass Management Accreditation in the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS). View Document (pdf file)
NSW OSOM CONDITIONS 2012
A vehicle operating under the Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Notice 2012 must comply with the applicable conditions which are set out in this appendix. View Document (pdf file)
NSW OSOM NOTICE 2012
This Notice replaces the General Class 1 Oversize (Load Carrying Vehicles) Notice 2007, that was published on 3 August 2007 in NSW Government Gazette No. 98 at pages 5509 - 5553 and all amendments made to that Notice. View Document (pdf file)
NSW OSOM OPERATOR
Vehicle or Trailer Nomination Form - Online Permits. View Document (pdf file)
NSW OSOM Permit App
Application class 1 load carrying permit. View Document (pdf file)
NSW OSOM SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES FAQ
This fact sheet explains the nature of access to the NSW road network for special purpose vehicles that exceed a general access mass or dimension limit and the responsibilities of their operators.
View Document (pdf file)
NSW OSOM SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES GAZETTE 2012
Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice 2012. View Document (pdf file)
NSW OSOM ZONE APP 2012
Appendix 2 - Approved Travel Times, Zones and Travel Conditions. View Document (pdf file)
NSW PBS TRUCK AND DOG INFO
Roads and Maritime Services Access Policy for Performance Based Standard (PBS) approved rigid trucks hauling 4 axle or 5 axle ‘dog’ trailer combinations.. View Document (pdf file)
NSW ROAD TRAINS FAQ 2012
This fact sheet applies to Type 1 and Type 2 road trains which may operate in NSW, under the Class 2 Road Train Notice 2012 (the Notice) as a Restricted Access Vehicle (RAV). View Document (pdf file)
NSW ROAD TRAINS Info 2001
Your job as a driver or owner/operator of a Road Train is to make sure you know what regulations apply to these vehicles and that you follow them. If you don’t follow the regulations you will be breaking the law. This could cost you a lot of money in fines.. View Document (pdf file)
NSW TRIPLE MAP
Intelligent Access Program (IAP) B-Triple & AB-Triple Networks. View Document (pdf file)
NSW TRIPLE OPERATING CONDITIONS
These operating conditions apply to: B-Triples, which are a vehicle combinations consisting of a prime mover towing three semi-trailers connected by fifth wheel couplings; and AB-Triples, which are a vehicle combination consisting of a prime mover and semi-trailer combination connected, by a converter dolly (with no more than 3 axles), to two semi-trailers which are connected by a fifth wheel coupling. View Document (pdf file)
NSW TRUCK AND DOG NOTICE 092010
This Notice may be cited as the Class 3 Truck and Dog Trailer Combination Notice 2010.
View Document
(pdf file)
NSW TRUCK AND DOG FAQ
This information sheet provides guidance about the operation of truck and dog trailer combinations in NSW. It aims to assist owners/operators and drivers by outlining the rules and specifications that generally apply to truck and dog combinations as detailed in road transport legislation.
View Document
(pdf file)
NSW WEIGHTS TABLE
This fact sheet outlines the maximum mass allowed for various vehicle, trailer and combination types when travelling in New South Wales. View Document (pdf file)
NSW WOOL AND BALE CONC PRESS RELEASE
Red tape cut from wool bales. View Document (pdf file)
NSW WOOL AND BALE NOTICE 0910
Transporters of wool bales must comply with both the Road Transport (Mass Loading and Access) Regulation 2005 and be guided by the performance standards for the safe carriage of loads on road vehicles as stipulated in the ‘Load Restraint Guide’, which came into effect in 2004 and includes the restraints for the loading of wool bales. The RTA has also issued a Permit Notice for 4.6 Metre High Vehicles (vehicle and load) that also offers guidance on the correct loading methods for wool bales.
View Document (pdf file)
NSW WORK DIARY COUNTING FORWARD
National heavy vehicle driver fatigue laws apply in NSW. Understanding the rules for counting time will help drivers and parties in the ‘chain of responsibility’ comply with their duties to manage work and rest time and prevent driver fatigue.. View Document (pdf file)
NSW WORK DIARY INFO
National model heavy vehicle driver fatigue laws apply to heavy vehicles and combinations with a GVM or GCM over 12 tonnes and buses with more than 12 seats. The laws include a national driver work diary, which replaces the previous driver log book.. View Document (pdf file)
NSW WORKCOVER DFMP LEGISLATION
The object of this Regulation is to reduce the fatigue of drivers of heavy trucks. In order to do this, this Regulation imposes obligations on an employer whose employee drives a heavy truck that transports freight long distance. View Document (pdf file)
NSW WORKCOVER DFMP VERIFICATION CHECKLIST
The tool included in this document provides practical guidance to assist ‘duty holders’ to verify that they have met their obligations, responsibilities and requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001 – part 4.5 Long distance truck driver fatigue (the Regulation).. View Document (pdf file)
NSW WORKSAFE DFMP INFO
This guide has been developed in consultation with the peak employer associations, unions, and other interested stakeholders involved with the transport industry in NSW. View Document (pdf file)
OSOM Operating Conditions
Operating Conditions: Specific permits for oversize and overmass vehicles and loads.
View Document
(pdf file)

South Australian Mass Management
HIGHER MASS LIMITS ROUTE COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE
This certificate is to be completed and carried by the driver of a vehicle or vehicle configuration fitted with triaxle groups if the vehicle is accredited outside South Australia under the Mass Management Module of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme, and is being driven in South Australia at Higher Mass Limits. View Document (pdf file)
CONCESSIONAL MASS LIMITS ROUTE COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE
This certificate is to be completed and carried by the driver of a vehicle or vehicle configuration if the vehicle is accredited outside South Australia under the Mass Management Module of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) or the Victorian Mass Management Accreditation (Pilot) Program and is being driven in South Australia at Concessional Mass Limits. View Document (pdf file)
MASS MANAGEMENT AUDIT MATRIX
ON-ENTRY SYSTEM ACCREDITATION AUDIT PROGRAM View Document (pdf file)
MASS MANAGEMENT ACCREDITATION STANDARDS
The Mass Management Accreditation Program forms one of the operational modules of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme. View Document (pdf file)
STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE
The trailers, trucks and prime movers listed in the schedule (overleaf) are being maintained by the Company in accordance with Standard 8 of the Mass Management module of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS), namely that their suspension systems have been maintained and replaced according to appropriate specifications and codes as identified in the schedule.
View Document (pdf file)
SA 25 - 30 M RT GAZETTE 062011
MThis Notice allows the use of Road Trains greater than 25 metres and up to 30 metres in length on approved routes in South Australia up until 31 December 2011 and is a supplement to the Gazette Notice titled, ‘Operation of Road Train Vehicles in South Australia’, dated 17 June 2011.
View Document (pdf file)
SA 25M BD GAZETTE 062011
The PDF Maps are currently available on DTEI’s website at this time, however RAVnet will replace this existing system and eventually PDF maps will no longer be made available. View Document (pdf file)
SA 26m BD GAZETTE 062011
The PDF Maps are currently available on DTEI’s website at this time, however RAVnet will replace this existing system and eventually PDF maps will no longer be made available. View Document (pdf file)
SA 26M BD GAZETTE SUPPLEMENTARY 062011
This Notice allows the use of B-Doubles up to 26 m in length subject to conditions, as detailed in this Notice and is a supplement to the Gazette Notice titled, ‘Operation of B-Double Vehicles up to 25 m in Length’, dated 17 June 2011. View Document (pdf file)
SA 26M BD GAZETTE SUPPLEMENTARY 072013
This Notice allows the use of B-Doubles up to 26 m in length subject to conditions, as detailed in this Notice and is a supplement to the Gazette Notice titled, ‘Operation of B-Double Vehicles up to 25 m in Length’, dated 17 June 2011. View Document (pdf file)
SA ADD VEH FORM 0810
National heavy vehicle accreditation scheme application to add a vehicle(s) (Maintenance / mass management). View Document (pdf file)
SA CML FAQs
Concessional Mass Limits (CML) will provide mass benefits for operators accredited under the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) Mass Management module from 1 July 2006.
View Document (pdf file)
SA CML GAZETTE 062006
Concessional mass limits for vehicles accredited in the Mass Management module of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS). View Document (pdf file)
SA CML GAZETTE (SMALL VERSION)
Concessional mass limits for vehicles accredited in the Mass Management module of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS). View Document (pdf file)
SA CML ROUTE COMPLIANCE CERT
This certificate is to be completed and carried by the driver of a vehicle or vehicle configuration if the vehicle is accredited outside South Australia under the Mass Management Module of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) or the Victorian Mass Management Accreditation (Pilot) Program and is being driven in South Australia at Concessional Mass Limits. View Document (pdf file)
SA FORM A RT PERMIT APP P MVER
Application for vehicle listing - Self Propelled Vehicle. View Document (pdf file)
SA FUPD 6.5
6.5 Tonne steer axle mass limit for heavy vehicles. This Notice does not provide a steer axle mass limit increase for a bus, any twin steer axle or any single steer axle with General Mass Limit other than 6.0 tonne. View Document (pdf file)
SA GRAIN CONCESSION NOTICE 2012
This Notice varies the mass limit applying to Heavy Vehicles that are operating under the Mass Management module of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) at Concessional Mass Limits or Higher Mass Limits under specified Primary Notices while transporting grain direct from the farm to the grain receiver. View Document (pdf file)
SA HML GAZETTE 2010
Only vehicles or vehicle combinations that are not operating under the IAP and include triaxle groups operating at higher mass limits are required to carry documented evidence of route compliance (e.g. DTEI Higher Mass Limit Route Compliance Certificate) when operating in South Australia under the terms and conditions and on the routes detailed in this Notice. View Document (pdf file)
SA HML ROUTE COMP CERT 072010
MThis certificate is to be completed and carried by the driver of a vehicle or vehicle configuration fitted with triaxle groups if the vehicle is accredited outside South Australia under the Mass Management Module of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme, and is being driven in South Australia at Higher Mass Limits. View Document (pdf file)
SA MA DIMENSION FACT SHEET
Under the compliance and enforcement (C&E) reforms, the existing system of administrative tolerances for dimension limits will be replaced with Dimensional Measurement Adjustments.
View Document (pdf file)
SA MA FACT SHEET
As part of the compliance and enforcement (C&E) reforms, new Austroads Measurement Adjustments for mass breaches are to be introduced nationally. View Document (pdf file)
SA MASS MA FAQ
As part of the compliance and enforcement (C&E) reforms, new Austroads Measurement Adjustments for mass breaches are to be introduced nationally. View Document (pdf file)
SA OSOM APP
Application for a permit. View Document (pdf file)
SA OSOM SPV GAZETTE
Exemption for Road Maintenance and Construction Equipment to Exceed Mass and Dimension Limits.
View Document (pdf file)
SA RENEWAL FORM
Application for national heavy vehicle accreditation scheme membership renewal (Maintenance / mass / fatigue). View Document (pdf file)
SA ROAD TRAIN CODE 062011
Operating conditions when driving on roads in South Australia. This Code of Practice should be read in conjunction with the Information Guide for Road Trains. View Document (pdf file)
SA ROAD TRAIN GAZETTE 082011
Notice of approval and exemption Pursuant to Sections 161A and 163AA of the Road Traffic Act 1961 operation of road train vehicles in South Australia. View Document (pdf file)
SA RT TRAILER APP
Application for Vehicle Listing - Trailing Unit. View Document (pdf file)
SA TRUCK AND DOG 45 AND 50 TONNE GAZETTE
Approval for increased gross combination mass for truck and trailer combinations.
View Document
(pdf file)
SA TRUCK AND DOG GAZETTE
Operation of rigid truck and dog trailer combination up to 23M in length. View Document (pdf file)
SA VITERRA MASS LIMITS POSTER V8 OCT 2012
Mass Limits - Various vehicles (VITERRA use only). View Document (pdf file)

Western Australia Mass Management
WEST AUSTRALIAN HEAVY VEHICLE ACCREDITATION (WA HVA)
The purpose of this document is to provide the rules and conditions of West Australian Heavy Vehicle Accreditation, which includes Fatigue and Maintenance Management modules. View Document (pdf file)
Frequently Asked Questions - View Document (pdf file)
Prime Mover Trailer Combinations Period Permit Application WA single temp 12 week permit app
Prime Mover, Trailer Combinations Period Permit. View Document (pdf file)
WA - ACCREDITATION BUSINESS RULES (Oct 2006)
The purpose of this document is to provide the rules and conditions of West Australian Heavy Vehicle Accreditation, which includes Fatigue and Maintenance Management modules. View Document (pdf file)
WA - MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT STANDARDS (Feb 2002)
In the past the sole means of ensuring road transport operators complied with road transport law was for governments to use enforcement officers to stop and check vehicles at the roadside.
View Document
(pdf file)
WA - MASS LIMITS
Mass Limits for WA. View Document (pdf file)
WA - WAHV Accreditation Process - Fatigue Management Module Standards - June 2009
This document details the requirements of the Fatigue Management Module Standards. It details what an operator must do in order to qualify for and maintain Accreditation. It also explains where to find other important information about the process. View Document (pdf file)
WA Accred Guidelines for Auditors
In Western Australia, operators of Restricted Access Vehicles (RAV) must become accredited to gain a permit from Main Roads. View Document (pdf file)
WA RAV Permit (BD) application
Oversize Road Train and B Double Period Permit. View Document (pdf file)
WA VEH Applic form for each veh or trl
Application to List or Update Vehicle or Trailer Information. View Document (pdf file)

Northern Territory Mass Management
NATIONAL HEAVY VEHICLE ACCREDITATION SCHEME MASS MANAGEMENT
The Mass Management Accreditation Program (Mass Management) forms one of the operational modules of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS). The module is aimed at encouraging heavy vehicle operators to take more responsibility in ensuring their vehicles are loaded efficiently and within legal limits. Accreditation assists operators to function more cost effectively and with greater productivity, and has broader community benefits such as increased road safety and reduced wear on road infrastructure. View Document (pdf file)
NATIONAL HEAVY VEHICLE ACCREDITATION SCHEME - View Document (pdf file)
NT - NHVAS - MASS MANAGEMENT
The Mass Management Accreditation Program (Mass Management) forms one of the operational modules of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS). The module is aimed at encouraging heavy vehicle operators to take more responsibility in ensuring their vehicles are loaded efficiently and within legal limits. Accreditation assists operators to function more cost effectively and with greater productivity, and has broader community benefits such as increased road safety and reduced wear on road infrastructure. View Document (pdf file)

Tasmania Mass Management
TASMANIAN HEAVY VEHICLE SAFETY CODE
All Tasmanian heavy vehicle operators and drivers using vehicles on Tasmanian roads included in the driver licence categories Heavy Rigid, Heavy Combination or Multi - Combination should comply with the Code. However, the benefits of improved business systems and safety can be realised by any driver or operator in the heavy vehicle industry. View Document (pdf file)
TAS TRUCK LOAD LIMITS 3 (2)
The allowable gross mass is the lesser of the gross vehicle mass limit (table 1) and sum of the individual axle mass limits (table 2). View Document (pdf file)
TASMANIAN HEAVY VEHICLE SAFETY CODE VERSION 1 NOVEMBER 2008
This Code provides guidance on „what„ systems or frameworks can be put in place to improve business processes which impact on road safety in the heavy vehicle industry. The content provides information on issues that all heavy vehicle operators and drivers should consider to ensure operational best practice. The Code is not intended to tell operators ‘how’ to implement any of the systems or processes mentioned, however reference material to enable practical implementation is included in each section. Industry wide adoption of this Code will result in reduced heavy vehicle crashes. View Document (pdf file)

Queensland Mass Management
QD OVERMASS GENERAL PERMIT
Special Purpose Vehicles to 40 tonnes and Vehicles Carrying an Indivisible Item to 59.5 tonnes.
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QLD AXLE WEIGHT CHART 122012
Axle mass limits in Queensland camparison table. View Document (pdf file)
QLD CONCESSIONAL MASS LIMITS GAZETTE
This guideline is issued under the Statutory Instruments Act 1992, Part 4, Division 3, Subdivision 2 in accordance with the provisions of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Mass Dimensions and Loading) Regulation 2005, Part 6, Division 1 – Guidelines. View Document (pdf file)
QLD INCREASED FRONT STEER AXLE MASS
This guideline is issued under the Statutory Instruments Act 1992, Part 4, Division 3, Subdivision 2 in accordance with the provisions of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Mass Dimensions and Loading) Regulation 2005, Part 6, Division 1 – Guidelines. View Document (pdf file)
QLD HARVEST MANAGEMENT ASSESSMENT SHEET
To complete the Accreditation Process you are required to answer each of the questions on this sheet by selecting the appropriate multiple choice responses. (Some questions may require you to tick more than one box.). View Document (pdf file)
QLD HARVEST MANAGEMENT SCHEME INFO
Vehicles are provided a maximum GHMS flexibility indicated but must not exceed Manufacturer’s Mass limits. View Document (pdf file)
Qld HARVEST 1314 ASSESSMENT SHEET
To complete the Accreditation Process you are required to answer each of the questions on this sheet by selecting the appropriate multiple choice responses. Some questions may require you to tick more than one box. View Document (pdf file)
QLD HARVEST MANAGEMENT 1314
Grains harvest management scheme table of gross scheme mass limits. View Document (pdf file)
QLD LIVESTOCK FAQ
This guideline is issued under Section 48 Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Mass, Dimensions and Loading) Regulation 2005 in accordance with Part 4 Section 22 of the Statutory Instruments Act 1992. View Document (pdf file)
QLD MEASUREMENT ADJUSTMENT FACT SHEET
What is the Measurement Adjustment (MA)? Under the national compliance and enforcement reforms (C&E), the existing system of administrative tolerances for mass and dimension limits will be replaced with a measurement adjustment (MA) on 1 July 2006. View Document (pdf file)
QLD OD GAZETTE 2013
This guideline is issued under the Statutory Instruments Act 1992, Part 4, Section 22 and Part 6, Section 47 in accordance with the provisions of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management — Mass, Dimensions and Loading) Regulation 2005, Section 48.. View Document (pdf file)
QLD OPERATOR FORM
Approved heavy haulage operator scheme application / authorised signatory replacement.
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QLD OSOM GAZETTE 2012
This guideline is issued under Section 48 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Mass, Dimensions and Loading) Regulation 2005 in accordance with Part 4 Section 22 and Part 6 Section 47 of the Statutory Instruments Act 1992.. View Document (pdf file)
QLD OSOM GUIDE
This guideline is issued under Section 48 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Mass, Dimensions and Loading) Regulation 2005 in accordance with Part 4 Section 22 and Part 6 Section 47 of the Statutory Instruments Act 1992.View Document (pdf file)
QLD OSOM MAP 1
Critical areas and roads in Queeensland. View Document (pdf file)
QLD OSOM MAP 2
Critical areas and roads in Queeensland. View Document (pdf file)
QLD REFRIGERATED TRAILERS 2009
This guideline is issued under Section 48 Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Mass, Dimensions and Loading) Regulation 2005 in accordance with Part 4 Section 22 of the Statutory Instruments Act 1992. View Document (pdf file)
QLD S10 MODIFICATIONS FOR LIVESTOCK
The following is a summary of the ratings which may be approved by officers authorised with modification code S10 – Concessional Livestock Loading Vehicle Rating. Specific requirements for ratings approved under this Code are included later in this Section S10. Refer also to Section S – Vehicle Rating for general technical guidelines for ratings performed under this Code. View Document (pdf file)
QLD TRUCK AND DOG GAZETTE AUG 2009
This guideline is issued under Section 48 Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Mass, Dimensions and Loading) Regulation 2005 in accordance with Part 4 Section 22 of the Statutory Instruments Act 1992.. View Document (pdf file)

Austroads Mass Management
ASSESSING FITNESS TO DRIVE
This publication combines the medical standards for commercial and private vehicle drivers and replaces the publications 'Assessing Fitness to Drive 2001' and 'Medical Examinations for Commercial Vehicle Drivers 1997'. View Document (pdf file)
TRUCKSAFE MEDICAL CERTIFICATE
Driver Licensing Authority Medical Assessment Certificate Applicant Details: to be completed by Applicant or Driver Licensing Authority View Document (pdf file)
HEAVY VEHICLE DRIVER HEALTH AND SLEEP DISORDERS
In 1992 the Austroads report Management of Heavy Vehicle Driver Safety identified sleep disorders
as a key factor in heavy vehicle driver health and recommended that an investigation into this
problem be carried out. This report presents the results of that investigation. View Document (pdf file)
VSB 11 CERTIFICATION OF ROAD-FRIENDLY SUSPENSION SYSTEMS
This Vehicle Standards Bulletin provides information on the certification of Road-Friendly
Suspensions. View Document (pdf file)
AIR SUSPENSION CODE OF PRACTICE CHECKLIST
This Wall Chart Checklist is to be used in conjunction with the Air Suspension Code of Practice “Guidelines for Maintaining and Servicing Air Suspension for Heavy Vehicles” book.
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TRUCKSAFE MEDICAL PATIENT QUESTIONNAIRE
Patient questionnaire. View Document (pdf file)

NTC Mass Management
CONCESSIONAL MASS LIMITS
Concessional Mass Limits (CML) will provide mass benefits for operators accredited under the National
Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) Mass Management module from 1 July, 2006
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NHVAS MASS MANAGEMENT SUSPENSION MAINTENANCE STANDARDS
Concessional Mass Limits (CML) for National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) mass accredited vehicles were introduced on 1 July 2006. The concessions provided an extra one tonne for vehicles up to 55 tonnes gross weight and two tonnes for vehicles exceeding 55 tonnes gross.
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MASS MANAGEMENT ACCREDITATION STANDARDS – June 2006
The Mass Management Accreditation Program forms one of the operational modules of the
National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme. The Program was developed for use by operators who when accredited will benefit from access to Concessional or Higher Mass Limits whilst providing an assurance to the community that safety and protection of the nation’s assets are enhanced.
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NHVAS MASS MANAGEMENT AUDIT MATRIX– June 2006
The Mass Management Accreditation Standards and supporting criteria stipulate the establishment and use of policies, procedures and documentation in respect of the operation of specific components of an Operator’s Mass Management System. Whilst some standards and criteria specifically state that such policies and procedures should be formally documented, others do not. View Document (pdf file)
STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE
The trailers, trucks and prime movers listed in the schedule (overleaf) are being maintained by the Company in accordance with Standard 8 of the Mass Management module of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS), namely that their suspension systems have been maintained and replaced according to appropriate specifications and codes as identified in the schedule.
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NHVAS Mass Management
ARTSA SUSPENSION CODE WORKBOOK
Guidelines for Maintaining and Servicing Air Suspensions for Heavy Vehicles. View Document (pdf file)
SUSPENSION MAINTENANCE COMPLIANCE CERT
The trailers, trucks and prime movers listed in the schedule (overleaf) are being maintained by the Company in accordance with Standard 8 of the Mass Management module of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS), namely that their suspension systems have been maintained and replaced according to appropriate specifications and codes as identified in the schedule.
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NHVAS STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE 07
The trailers, trucks and prime movers listed in the schedule (overleaf) are being maintained by the Company in accordance with Standard 8 of the Mass Management module of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS), namely that their suspension systems have been maintained and replaced according to appropriate specifications and codes as identified in the schedule.
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NHVAS MASS MANAGEMENT AUDIT MATRIX
The Mass Management Accreditation Standards and supporting criteria stipulate the establishment and use of policies, procedures and documentation in respect of the operation of specific components of an Operator’s Mass Management System. View Document (pdf file)
NHVAS MASS MANAGEMENT ACCREDITATION STANDARDS
The Mass Management Accreditation Program forms one of the operational modules of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme. View Document (pdf file)
NHVAS MASS MANAGEMENT SUSPENSION MAINTENANCE STANDARD
Concessional Mass Limits (CML) for National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) mass accredited vehicles were introduced on 1 July 2006. View Document (pdf file)
CONCESSIONAL MASS LIMITS
Concessional Mass Limits (CML) will provide mass benefits for operators accredited under the National
Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) Mass Management module from 1 July, 2006.
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NHVR Mass Management
NHVL HEAVY VEHICLE NATIONAL LAW ACT 2012
This reprint shows the legislation current as at the date on the cover and is authorised by the Parliamentary Counsel. View Document (pdf file)
NHVR HEAVY VEHICLE (GENERAL) NATIONAL REGULATION
This Regulation may be cited as the Heavy Vehicle (General) National Regulation.
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NHVR ADD AMEND
This form is for operators seeking to amend their vehicle records held in relation to their current National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) accreditation. View Document (pdf file)
NHVR ADD MODULE
This form is for operators seeking to add additional National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) modules to their existing accreditation. View Document (pdf file)
NHVR APP FORM - ESTABLISH ACCREDITATION
This form is for operators seeking to establish accredition within the Mass, Maintenance or Fatigue Management modules of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NVHAS).
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NHVR AUDIT NOTIFICATION
Once you have made arrangements for the scheduled compliance audit to be conducted, please complete and return this form at least 28 days prior to the date of your audit.View Document (pdf file)
NHVR AUDITOR DECLARATION
This form is for certified auditors to record their declaration if the audit report has not been signed by the auditor. View Document (pdf file)
NHVR NATIONAL CLASS 2 HEAVY VEHICLE B-DOUBLE AUTHORISATION (NOTICE) 2014
The purpose of this notice is to authorise the use of class 2 heavy vehicles that are Bdoubles in stated areas or on stated routes, during stated hours of stated days and to state the conditions under which these B-doubles may be used. View Document (pdf file)
NHVR CHANGE OPERATOR PARTICULARS
This form is for operators seeking to amend their details held in relation to their current NHVAS accreditation. View Document (pdf file)
NHVR COMPLIANCE HISTORY DECLARATION
This declaration must be attached to your application for Mass, Maintenance, Basic Fatigue and advanced Fatigue Management. View Document (pdf file)
NHVR REPLACEMENT LABELS / ACCREDITATION CERTIFICATE
This form is for operators to order a replacement for lost/damaged labels or accreditation certificates. View Document (pdf file)
NHVR EXIT FROM SCHEME / MODULE
This form is for operators seeking to exit from the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) or module(s). View Document (pdf file)
NHVR MASS & DIMENSIONS LIMITS 2014
The prescribed dimension requirements for heavy vehicles are set out under the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation 2013 (the Regulation). View Document (pdf file)
NHVR OPERATOR DECLARATION
This form is for operators that have not completed the operators declaration within National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) application forms and will need to be attached to your application form. Do not submit this form if you have already completed this information in an NHVAS application form. View Document (pdf file)
NHVR INTERCEPTION REPORT BOOKS
This form is for operators seeking to order additional interception report books. View Document (pdf file)
NHVR EXISTING ACCREDITATION HOLDERS RENEWAL
This form is for existing accreditation holders to apply for Mass, Maintenance and/or Fatigue Management modules of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS).
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NHVR NATIONAL CLASS 2 HEAVY VEHICLE ROAD TRAIN AUTHORISATION
The purpose of this notice is to authorise the use of class 2 heavy vehicles that are road trains in stated areas or on stated routes, during stated hours of stated days, and to state the conditions under which these road trains may be used. View Document (pdf file)
NHVR REQUEST VEHICLES LIST
This form is for operators to request a list of vehicles under their current accreditation.
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NHVR WORK DIARY REVISED INFO 2013
National Driver Work Diary. View Document (pdf file)

TRUCKSAFE
TRUCKSAFE MAINTENANCE STANDARDS
The Operator shall establish, implement and maintain procedures for the performance and recording of Daily Checks on vehicles. View Document (pdf file)
TRUCKSAFE MANAGEMENET STANDARDS
The operator must implement, maintain and control policies and procedures to ensure that the operation meets industry standards. View Document (pdf file)
TRUCKSAFE RULES
Operator Business Rules and Code of Conduct. View Document (pdf file)
TRUCKSAFE TRAINING STANDARDS
The operator must implement a company training/education policy/procedure that includes the need for induction and ongoing training. View Document (pdf file)
TRUCKSAFE WORKPLACE & DRIVER HEALTH STANDARDS
The operator must implement policy/ procedures to their applicable Occupational or Workplace Health and Safety (OH&S) legislation. View Document (pdf file)
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