Annual NSW registration renewal inspections now easier

Roads minister increases number of stations available to trucking operators to have their annual registration renewal inspections completed

June 3, 2013

Trucking operators in New South Wales can now visit a heavy vehicle authorised inspection station to have their annual registration renewal inspections completed.

NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay has announced several classes of vehicles that were previously required to attend a Roads and Maritime Services inspection site can now visit an authorised inspection station.

He says the change increases the number of available inspection sites from 180 to 900.

"The reform applies to two-axle rigid vehicles of more than 12 tonnes gross vehicle mass that are less than five years old and truck-trailers with a gross vehicle mass of between 4.5 tonnes and nine tonnes," Gay says.

"The new authorised stations will typically be motor repair businesses available to carry out inspections during regular business hours."

Gay says operators whose trucks meet the criteria will be advised on their registration renewal certificate if they can use one of the new facilities.

He says the change will reduce inspection waiting times, especially in country areas where existing rural and regional sites only operate for a few months of the year and can be overloaded with a large number of trucks for inspection.

Gay says the Road Freight Industry Council, which includes industry groups such as NatRoad nd the Livestock and Bulk Carriers Association, played a role in encouraging, developing and delivering the reform.

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