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Get Your Vehicles Ready: National Roadworthiness Survey

03-05-2021

The CPAA would like to advise our Members that over the course of the next three months, the NHVR (National Heavy Vehicle Regulator) will be conducting random inspections of Special Purpose Vehicles. These mechanical safety checks will be taking place all over the country.

Operators in all states and territories, in both regional and metropolitan areas, should ensure their vehicle's safety checks and maintenance are up to scratch. Officers from the NHVR will partner with agencies across Australia to conduct mechanical inspection of 8,000 heavy vehicles. 

The survey will be conducted between May and July 2021. Refer to the information below for additional details.

What is the National Roadworthiness Survey?

Authorised officers from the NHVR and partner agencies will conduct a mechanical inspection of approximately 8,000 of Australia’s trucks, buses and other special purpose vehicles to provide an insight into the mechanical health of the national fleet.

Why are they inspecting heavy vehicles?

The survey will allow the NHVR to target their safety programs at key safety areas. Results will be compared to the National Roadworthiness Baseline Survey conducted in 2016.

Where are inspections taking place?

Random inspections will occur across Australia. Inspections will occur in all Australian states and territories in regional and metropolitan areas.

How long does an inspection take?

Inspections can take 45 minutes on average. It is usually a shorter period for compliant vehicles and longer for non-compliant vehicles. Each vehicle will receive a comprehensive visual and equipment supported mechanical inspection. Inspections will be undertaken using the National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual.

Is your heavy vehicle roadworthy?

A daily safety check is a quick visual inspection that can be undertaken on a heavy vehicle before leaving the yard or depot.

Want additional info? Follow this link or contact the Concrete Pumping Association of Australia on 1300 136 636.

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