NHVR supplementary work diary extended

Lift on seven-day limit the next move in coronavirus adjustments

NHVR supplementary work diary extended
Sal Petroccitto


The time limit that heavy vehicle truck drivers may use a supplementary work diary record has been extended.

From Wednesday, April 1, truck drivers can use supplementary records for up to 30 driver business days, compared to the current seven day limit, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has announced.

The move is as part of its efforts to assist industry through the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.

The NHVR has undertaken a number of recent changes to assist drivers during the coronavirus changes, including waiving amenity restriction on all curfew permits and temporary changes to the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) medical and face-to-face audit requirements.

"Drivers who complete, lose or have their diary stolen or destroyed and can’t get an immediate replacement can use the Diary Daily Sheets for up to 30 days," NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto says.

"Although there are plenty of Written Work Diaries available, we are taking proactive steps in case there is a reduction in the number of existing outlets in any state to purchase a new diary.

"We understand there are many current challenges facing drivers and want to ensure they can record their work and rest hours properly."

Read about the NHVR’s recent NHVAS changes, here

Driver can use a supplementary work diary record when a diary is completed, lost, stolen or destroyed.

A supplementary record can be in any format, including copies of the Daily Sheet downloaded from the NHVR website or other written or electronic record.

Drivers are still required to notify the NHVR at www.nhvr.gov.au/contact-us within two days of becoming aware that your written work diary is completed, lost, stolen or destroyed.

A supplementary work diary daily sheet can be found  here.

NHVR information on heavy vehicle movements during coronavirus changes can be found here.


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