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NHVR issues exemption notice allowing short work breaks for concrete agitator drivers

Jan 14th 2022

NHVR issues exemption notice allowing short work breaks for concrete agitator drivers

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has recently issued an exemption notice allowing concrete agitator drivers to take a short work break while sitting in the driver’s seat of a loaded truck and not working.

National Heavy Vehicle Concrete Agitator Work and Rest Hours Exemption Notice 2022 (No 1) came into effect on 1 January 2022.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said this exemption notice offers a practical solution to work and rest management that benefits the trucking industry.

“After consulting with industry and conducting a successful trial, we can continue to offer a sensible and safe answer to the common problem of drivers using their work hours for what is effectively rest, when they are held up at a site."

“The exemption notice provides both safety and productivity improvements for this important and busy sector.”

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Find the exemption notice here.

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