Truck drivers in the Qld mining industry are being urged to contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) if they’ve experienced difficulty obtaining a permit for oversize and over mass loads from the newly formed National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).
The Qld department has recently taken back processing of some categories of permits following concerns raised by sections of the trucking industry.
Minister for Transport, Scott Emerson, said, “Due to some teething issues, many heavy vehicle operators in Queensland have had trouble receiving permits over the past week.
“We support the uniform national laws, which came into effect last week, however there are some issues with the regulator that need to be addressed.
“NHVR has agreed to temporarily delegate approvals for some heavy vehicle permits back to the Department of Transport and Main Roads.”
Applications for over size and over mass, and special purpose vehicles in Queensland will be processed by TMR. There are up to 21,000 of these permit types issued in Queensland, particularly supporting the mining industry.
All other heavy vehicle permit applications should continue to be submitted to the NHVR.