Sal Petroccitto OAM

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Since joining the NHVR as Chief Executive Officer in May 2014, Sal Petroccitto has steered the NHVR to becoming a customer-focused, risk-based, data-driven modern regulator.

By driving significant programs of reform across the heavy vehicle industry, Sal has enabled a more streamlined approach to service delivery, education, compliance and enforcement, and a greater degree of consistency in how heavy vehicles are regulated.

He has led the NHVR far on its journey to becoming the single national body successfully transitioning regulatory services from five states and territories and improving compliance and safety outcomes.

From a Portal where, to date, the heavy vehicle industry can conduct all service transactions, to the utilisation of smart technology which identifies operators and vehicles who pose the greatest safety risk, he has championed data-sharing, new technologies and innovative practices to deliver enhanced productivity and safety outcomes for governments and industry.

Sal was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2023 for his contribution to the road transport industry.