Vehicle Standards Bulletin 6: National Code of Practice Heavy Vehicle Modifications, also known as VSB6, is the national standard for the most common modifications made to heavy vehicles. In this interview with NHVR officer, Matt Fletcher (Senior Advisor - Vehicle Safety Standards), you'll learn about the current framework for heavy vehicle modifications, what to look out for in undertaking modifications and emerging trends.
Australia’s first national heavy vehicle health check, conducted in Aug - Sep 2016, provides a point-in-time snapshot of the mechanical condition of Australia's heavy vehicle fleet. The results show a sound performance by industry in maintaining vehicles, with some room for improvement. For more information, visit nhvr.gov.au/nrbs
Driving lamps are common accessory lights fitted to vehicles. This podcast sets out the requirements for vehicle owners and modifiers, when attaching LED light bars to a heavy vehicle for use as a driving lamp. This information is also available as a fact sheet from https://www.nhvr.gov.au/files/201508-0231-vsg1-driving-lamps.pdf
Every day, the NHVR works with companies and operators in the logistics supply chain to help them understand their Chain of Responsibility obligations under the Heavy Vehicle National Law. This podcast sets out five common risks operators face in managing driver fatigue. This information is also available as a fact sheet from https://www.nhvr.gov.au/safety-accreditation-compliance/chain-of-responsibility/about-the-chain-of-responsibility