New RTA truck permit notices on the way

New heavy vehicle permit notices will be progressively introduced from today until January 1 next year in NSW

September 2, 2010

New permit notices for heavy vehicle exemptions will be progressively introduced from today until January 1 next year in NSW.

The Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) has urged the trucking industry to make itself aware of the changes. It is giving truck drivers a grace period of one month to ease the transition to the new permits.

"The first heavy vehicle notices to expire in early September are the General B-Double Notice 2005 and the Class 3 Truck and Dog Notice 2005," an RTA spokesperson says.

Another 10 notices will expire on September 30, followed by another three on December 31.

"We encourage all people involved in the heavy vehicle industry to check the updated notices," the spokesperson says.

Heavy vehicle n otices are legal instruments issued by the RTA under the Road
Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Act 2005.

Drivers operating under the notices must carry an applicable permit in the vehicle and produce it when requested by an RTA or police officer.

The updated notices can be viewed here. The RTA says drivers can also call 13 22 13 for information.

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