While the permitting process for HPMVs including 50MAX has become easier and quicker, operators need to allow enough time to obtain a new permit when their current permit is set to expire.
Team Leader Freight and Register Records Riccardo Areosa asks that operators allow plenty of time for permits to be processed, both for new applications and when permits are approaching their two year expiry.
“When HPMV permits are about to expire, it’s not a simple ‘tick the box’ renewal process - the application must go through the same thorough assessment process as any new permit does,” Riccardo says.
“We’ve had great feedback about our online permitting system. People are telling us that it makes the application process easier and subsequent applications faster because key information is stored in the system. We are particularly pleased that the processing time keeps coming down. We now finalise an average non-complex HPMV permit application, such as 50MAX, within an average of less than five working days compared to 19 working days a year ago and nine weeks before that.”
“At the end of the day we don’t want anyone to be caught short if they apply for a permit at the last minute. The high productivity permitting process is about enabling road transport operators to lift productivity using safer and more efficient trucks. So a good permitting process and good customer service is part of this work to move more freight with fewer trucks. In this case as we continue to grow the number of permit applications being handled each day we ask all operators to take the risk out and make sure they apply a bit earlier to ensure they can continue high-productivity-trucking-on”, Riccardo says.
Some quick tips to help ensure a permit is processed as efficiently as possible include: