Electronic Work Diary (EWD)

Work is underway to implement the Electronic Work Diary (EWD).

The EWD is an electronic system which will record the work and rest times of a heavy vehicle driver, and will offer an alternative to paper written work diaries.

The EWD will provide greater assurances to all stakeholders (including road users and parties along the chain-of- responsibility) that work and rest periods declared by heavy vehicle drivers are being recorded accurately.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) and Transport Certification Australia (TCA) are working together to implement the EWD.

The NHVR is the EWD Regulatory Framework Owner under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), and is responsible for all aspects of the EWD which relate to Transport Operators and Drivers. TCA is the EWD System Manager, and is responsible for all aspects of the EWD which relate to the telematics sector.

Depending on your needs, each of these organisations can provide further information on the EWD.

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR)

The NHVR is Australia's independent regulator for all vehicles over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass.

For the EWD, the NHVR will be responsible for:

  • Operational policy settings, and the ongoing roll-out strategy for the transport industry
  • Operational policy consistency
  • Operational activities relating to Transport Operators and Drivers
  • Compliance and enforcement operational policy, and ongoing monitoring.

If you're a Transport Operator and/or Driver, the NHVR is best placed to provide further information.

Transport Certification Australia (TCA)

TCA is a national government body responsible for providing assurance in the use of telematics and related intelligent technologies, to support the current and emerging needs of Australian Governments.

The EWD will represent another operational application of the National Telematics Framework. TCA will be responsible for:

  • The type-approval, certification and auditing of EWD Service Providers
  • Administering the technical and operational environment that interfaces with EWD Service Providers.

If you're a telematics provider and/or a prospective EWD Service Provider, then TCA is best placed to provide further information.

Any electronic fatigue management system currently available in the marketplace, and/or used within the road transport industry, will need to be certified to be an EWD.

No EWD or EWD Service Provider has yet been certified or approved by TCA for use.