Gay reduces red-tape burden on B-double operators

NSW roads minister scraps requirement for truck drivers to carry class 2 B-double route approval notice

September 5, 2011

NSW has scrapped the requirement for truck drivers to carry the class 2 B-double approval notice in a move to reduce the administrative burden on the industry.

NatRoad has welcomed the decision by Roads Minister Duncan Gay, saying it will reduce the amount of paperwork drivers are required to carry.

NatRoad President Geoff Crouch says the state "is getting ahead of the game on this issue" because the introduction of national truck regulations in 2013 will end the need for drivers to carry notices in most cases.

Crouch says Gay has made steady progress on a number of road transport issues since coming to office, including on wool bales, higher mass limits, speed cameras and restoring the Newell Highway speed limit to 110km/h.

"The NSW Government has a clear agenda to improve the regulatory environment for road transport operators and the NSW roads minister has shown a willingness to listen to the legitimate concerns of industry," Crouch says.

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