ATA welcomes scrapping of special purpose vehicle permits

ATA welcomes scrapping of special purpose vehicle permits

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) says the removal of special purpose heavy vehicle permits will save operators time and money.

ATA CEO, Christopher Melham, said the National Heavy Vehicle Registers move to the new National Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice, which covers heavy vehicles like cranes and concrete pumps, means operators of these vehicles no longer need to apply for special permits.

And he says that makes perfect sense.

“The notice will remove the need for 4,000 truck permits a year, which brings the total number of permits slashed this week to 6,500,”

“It’s not every week that a regulator can say it has eliminated 6,500 pieces of unnecessary paperwork, but that’s what the NHVR has achieved.”

The release of the special purpose vehicle notice follows Thursday’s release of the new PBS truck and dog network – more details on that here.

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