It’s all about small steps for the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, as it introduces sustainable improvements in the way operators keep up with permit applications. The NHVR announced the launch of a pilot program that will allow its customers to track their road access applications online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“I would like to thank the participants from our Industry Groups that have volunteered their time to assist us in developing an application tracker as part of the AccessCONNECT Program,” said Sal Petroccitto, NHVR CEO. “We have been listening to industry about how we could improve our services and know that the application tracker will make it easier for every customer to track their road access application from any location at any time of the day.
“This tool is also helping us to improve our current performance while will we work on the development of the new system, which will see the application tracker as a key function. Working together on the tracker pilot with a cross section of our customers over the next month, will allow the NHVR to ensure that we build a fit-for-purpose application tracker tool that is easy to use and connects well with our internal systems.
“The application tracker pilot is a result of the recent change in direction of the regulator and demonstrates that we are committed to increasing the amount of collaboration with industry to ensure we produce a better outward facing outcome. Once the pilot application tracker is fully operational with the industry volunteers, we will work with industry to schedule a wider rollout of the online tracking tool.”
The NHVR reckons it will continue to work with industry, state and local government road managers to ensure the development of tools and resources are focused on providing easier access for heavy vehicles to the road network.
So far, the industry representatives involved in the pilot include AgForce Queensland, Cotton Australia, Dennis Transport, L Arthur Pty Ltd, Max Cranes, Metro-Lift Cranes, P&D Cranes, Quinn Transport Pty Ltd, RMB Service Group and Russell Transport.