Sign up to IAP or lose access, Daley warns


Trucks will be barred from up to 14,000km of road unless operators commit to IAP, Roads Minister Michael Daley says

Trucking operators will be barred from using Higher Mass Limits unless they commit to the Intelligent Access Program (IAP), NSW Roads Minister Michael Daley says.

Companies have until June 30 to install GPS monitoring technology in heavy vehicle cabs or risk losing access to more than 10,000 kilometres of road across NSW.

Daley says IAP will track heavy vehicles to ensure they do not travel on routes or bridges incapable of supporting trucks.

He says businesses signed up to IAP will increase their productivity because IAP allows vehicles such as B-doubles, road trains, B-triples and AB-triples to carry heavier loads on specified routes.

"The program gives heavy vehicles access to 14,000 kilometres of the state road network," Daley says.

"There are also significant economic benefits by allowing transport operators to safely carry heavier loads on approved routes."

In what he says is a win-win situation for the industry and communities, Daley claims the regulatory scheme will result in safer and more modern and efficient trucks operating on NSW roads.

Daley claims more than 3500 heavy vehicle operators have registered an interest in IAP, but says they must act now to ensure they have the necessary equipment by the June deadline.

"Operators must sign a contract with a service provider, have the technology installed, and receive their permit before the end of June to maintain HML access," Daley says.

Transtech Driven and Minorplanet Asia Pacific have been accredited as service providers by Transport Certification Australia (TCA), which administers IAP.

The monitoring scheme is also being rolled out across Queensland and Victoria, with the latter extending IAP to concrete pump trucks and cranes.

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