Australia’s industry regulator for heavy vehicles is deploying a new mobile application from Motorola Solutions to increase safety, situational awareness and productivity for its workers.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) administers a single set of laws for all heavy vehicles over 4.5 tonnes gross, enabling the sector to meet industry standards for safety, compliance and regulatory performance.

The mobile application delivers vital information to NHVR’s safety and compliance officers while they are on the move. This includes heavy vehicle registration numbers, driver’s license details and other information from the regulator’s database. A desktop version of the application also enables supervisors and system administrators to monitor information and intelligence as it is captured in the field.

NHVR Director of Information and Technology Mark Radovic described the new solution as a game changer saying it would streamline, standardise and improve the way the organisation carries out on-road compliance nationally.

The mobile application was implemented in partnership with NHVR by Gridstone, the application development firm that Motorola Solutions acquired in 2016.

Con Balaskas, managing director, Motorola Solutions, said, “By accessing key operational data whenever and wherever they need it, NHVR’s staff can manage their daily tasks more safely and efficiently. For example, the solution quickly alerts officers to potentially dangerous issues involving vehicles and drivers. This enables them to make timely, informed decisions while keeping themselves and community members safe.”

The holistic managed service will run for three years with the potential to extend to a total of seven years. It has already been rolled out in Victoria and will be expanded to the ACT, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia throughout 2020.

Author: Charlotte Hathway