FAQS

FAQS

What is a work diary?

The National Driver Work Diary
(also know as a “log book”) is evidence
that a driver’s work and rest hours
are compliant with the Heavy Vehicle
National Law (HVNL) and that their
fatigue is being managed.
Please visit 
nhvr.gov.au for more info.

What is an Electronic work diary?

An EWD (Electronic Work Diary) is an
electronic device or system approved
by the NHVR, to monitor and record
the work and rest times of a driver.
The Smart eDriver EWD, is available for
download from the google play store.
Download it on your mobile phone or tablet
and contact a distributor to get started.
The Smart eDriver EWD can now replace
your Written Work Diary as an alternative.

 

What is the difference between an Electronic Work Diary and a Written Work Diary?

In many cases there is very little
difference between the two. An EWD
will require less time and provide alerts
when a driver is approaching a work
time limit. An EWD is able to record
time more accurately – to the nearest
minute – and policies are in place
to ensure a consistent approach to
compliance.

Drivers, transport operators, record
keepers and authorised officers
will have the same functions and
obligations using EWDs as they do for
the written work diary. However, EWDs
will automate many of these functions,
making day-to-day operations faster
and easier.

Can an Electronic Work Diary
replace the Written Work Diary?

Yes, the Smart eDriver EWD has received 100% compliance by the NHVR and can now be used as a replacement for your Written Work Diary.

Will EWDs record in 15 minute
blocks, like the written work diary?

No. Under the EWD Standards, EWDs
will record time in minutes for more
accurate records. So now a 17min break and a 43min break will equal 60min break requirement.

How to sign up?

A list of distributors is available here

FAQS

What is a work diary?

The National Driver Work Diary
(also know as a “log book”) is evidence
that a driver’s work and rest hours
are compliant with the Heavy Vehicle
National Law (HVNL) and that their
fatigue is being managed.
Please visit 
nhvr.gov.au for more info.

What is an Electronic work diary?

An EWD (Electronic Work Diary) is an
electronic device or system approved
by the NHVR, to monitor and record
the work and rest times of a driver.
The Smart eDriver EWD, is available for 
download from the google play store. 
Download it on your mobile phone or tablet 
and contact a distributor to get started. 
The Smart eDriver EWD can now replace 
your Written Work Diary as an alternative.

What is the difference between an Electronic Work Diary and a Written Work Diary?

In many cases there is very little
difference between the two. An EWD
will require less time and provide alerts
when a driver is approaching a work
time limit. An EWD is able to record
time more accurately – to the nearest
minute – and policies are in place
to ensure a consistent approach to
compliance.

Drivers, transport operators, record
keepers and authorised officers
will have the same functions and
obligations using EWDs as they do for
the written work diary. However, EWDs
will automate many of these functions,
making day-to-day operations faster
and easier.

Can an Electronic Work Diary
replace the Written Work Diary?

Yes, the Smart eDriver EWD has received 100% compliance by the NHVR and can now be used as a replacement for your Written Work Diary.

Will EWDs record in 15 minute
blocks, like the written work diary?

No. Under the EWD Standards, EWDs
will record time in minutes for more
accurate records. So now a 17min break and a 43min break will equal 60min break requirement.

How to sign up?

A list of distributors is available here

Source: nhvr.gov.au