LBCA 2016: NSW axes inspection requirement for registration transfer

By: Brad Gardner, Photography by: Brad Gardner


NSW ends inspection requirement for trucks transferring registration.

LBCA 2016: NSW axes inspection requirement for registration transfer
New South Wales roads minister Duncan Gay.

 

Some truck owners transferring their vehicles from federal to state-based registration in New South Wales will no longer need to go through an inspection process.

NSW roads minister Duncan Gay used his address at this year’s Livestock and Bulk Carriers Association (LBCA) annual conference to announce changes to the rules governing registration transfers.

The change will be a fillip for businesses wanting to move away from the Federal Interstate Registration Scheme (FIRS) and are a part of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS).

"I’m pleased to announce that if you are in the NSW Federal Interstate Registration Scheme and the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme and you want to transfer to NSW registration you will not be required to undergo a blue slip inspection," Gay says.

"You will not be required to undergo a blue slip inspection because the process to register in the NSW federal scheme is identical to registering in NSW. So removing this requirement just makes sense."

Gay says the move will streamline registration requirements in NSW and reduce red tape on the trucking industry in the process.

"Roadworthy checks for these vehicles are already effectively managed through the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme and an identity check is completed when a vehicle is initially registered in NSW FIRS," he says.



"By introducing this initiative the NSW Government is making it quicker and easier for the industry to transfer vehicles already subject to strict safety and maintenance regimes."

Gay says LBCA contributed to the Government removing the inspection requirement on registration transfers.

Trucking operators enrolled in FIRS can only use their vehicles to haul goods across borders.

The NHVAS scheme, which the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator manages, is designed to recognise companies that have stringent safety and management systems in place to ensure their vehicles are properly maintained.

 

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