A new interactive platform will allow operators and road managers greater access to the latest data for heavy vehicle permits, according to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).
NHVR Network Access Manager Roger Garcia said the two-year transition to a digital access system has allowed a greater level of transparency for operators and road managers.
“In particular, the NHVR’s updated heat maps provide an overview of the number of heavy vehicle access consent requests that road managers receive and the average time it takes to respond to applications,” he said.
The NHVR works with more than 400 road managers, utility providers and rail authorities to coordinate heavy vehicle access to state and local roads.
The NHVR confirms work is ongoing with state and local road authorities to improve processing times and reduce the number of permits required by operators.
The two new interactive reports show:
• Road Manager Consent Performance, including the number of heavy vehicle consents and average number of days to respond. These figures are based on consent requests received and processed by the NHVR.
• Road Manager Overdue Consent Performance, including the number of heavy vehicle consent requests for road managers that were overdue at the end of each quarter.