Heavy Vehicle Operator Safety Information Program (HVOSIP)

The Heavy Vehicle Operator Safety Information Program (HVOSIP) is a series of system improvements undertaken by Roads and Maritime to assist heavy vehicle operators to meet their legislative obligations.

The Heavy Vehicle Operator Safety Information Program (HVOSIP) is an online platform for the exchange of regulatory information between drivers, registered operators and organisations that have legal obligations (such as the Chain of Responsibility) under the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

Under Section 53 of the Road Transport Act 2013, a driver must be licensed and operators “must not employ or permit any person not so licensed to drive a motor vehicle on any road.

The online service provides improved driver information for heavy vehicle operators and enhances the decision-making capability of the heavy vehicle industry, as well as increasing information sharing between Roads and Maritime Services and the heavy vehicle industry.

Multiple drivers licence & demerit point check

The Multiple Driver Licence and Demerit Point Enquiry has been developed for heavy vehicle operators and drivers to:

  • Allow driver licence and demerit point information to be exchanged to ensure drivers are properly licenced and safe to drive a heavy vehicle
  • Facilitate the exchange of information between employees/drivers that is relatively simple and cost effective.

Heavy vehicle drivers can opt to provide their consent to operators for a period of 12 months or until employment cease if under 12 months.

To apply to become an approved HVOSIP user, an applicant must:

  • Employ NSW licenced heavy vehicle drivers (ie drive a heavy vehicle in the transport of goods or require a heavy vehicle licence as part of their employment - mechanic).
  • Have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and/or Australian Company Number (ACN)

The system provides operators and their approved users with the capability to run a check for up to 1000 drivers at one time. As a result of the enquiry, the status of both the driver licence and the demerit points will be displayed for each driver.

Checks will be conducted in 'real time' and information will be presented in order of importance. Heavy vehicle operators will be able to easily see which records have changed since their last enquiry and what the most critical results are. Driver consent expiry can also be managed within the system.

Participation by drivers is voluntary; information about licence and demerit point status continues to be available through registries and service centres or a driver may request a copy of their Driving Record online.

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