Faster Permits

Everyone in the trucking industry is looking for the permit system to work faster and more logically. This latest video from the people at the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator goes along with a case study the agency is presenting, to show just how well a sensible permit scheme can be made to work.

“We know many local governments are resource constrained, and we hope that by showcasing the Moree Plains Shire Council’s systems and processes, other councils can adopt the same approach and achieve similar business benefits,” said Sal Petroccitto, NHVR CEO.

Moree Plains Shire Council Mayor Katrina Humphries talks about the enhancements made within the permit area, which have resulted in a vastly improved turnaround time.

“We strive to provide a level of service which is unprecedented. Our processing system ensures we keep track of previous requests which minimise the need to repeatedly assess the suitability of the same trucking combinations on the same routes,” said Humphries. “We are committed to growing our freight sector. We would much prefer to have better and bigger trucks on our roads instead of more smaller and older trucks which are doing damage to our pavement.”