You will require this approval if you intend to manufacture or install an electronic recording system for a fatigue-regulated heavy vehicle. The types of businesses that may need this approval include manufacturers, operators and drivers of fatigue-related heavy vehicles.
A fatigue-regulated heavy vehicle is any of the following:
- a motor vehicle with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) of more than 12 tonnes
- a combination with a GVM of more than 12 tonnes
- a bus that is fitted to carry more than 12 people including the driver.
An electronic recording system is any electronic system that is used for recording information.
This approval will be granted if the electronic recording system:
- is suitable to be fitted into a fatigue-regulated heavy vehicle
- can show the driver if it is not functioning properly
- is capable of accurately monitoring work and rest hours
- can display all recorded information to the driver
- cannot be altered by the driver
- shows that the information has been sent to the appropriate record keeper.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.