State road managers improving permit turn around times has been welcomed by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator. The latest results show the state authorities have been able to significantly improve the turn around time for heavy vehicle class 1, 2 and 3 permit applications.
“Data released by the NHVR showed 226 class 2 permits beyond the 28 days in March, but a targeted effort by state road managers has reduced this number to just 50 in the most recent quarter,” said Sal Petroccitto, NHVR CEO. “VicRoads in particular needs to be congratulated for reducing the number of outstanding permits from 93 in the January-to-March quarter, down to 6 in the April-to-June period.
“This is an excellent result for the heavy vehicle industry and encouraging to see jurisdictions willing to engage both the NHVR and industry to ensure the application backlog is addressed.”
According to Petroccitto further work is being undertaken with state governments and local councils to increase the non-permit networks to further reduce the burden on industry and road managers.
said they had listened to heavy vehicle operators and worked with the NHVR to process outstanding permit applications.
“Responding in a timely manner shows the industry that we respect their input and value their efforts to improve productivity,” said Eric Henderson, VicRoads Director Regulatory Services. “Victoria is the lead jurisdiction in permitting access for High Productivity Freight Vehicles to move more with less.”