Operators in NSW face fine for carrying outdated permits

By: Jason Whittaker


Transport operators in NSW risk being fined if they fail to carry updated transport permits after the amnesty period ends

Transport operators in NSW risk being fined if they fail to carry updated transport permits after the amnesty period ends in March.

The permits, which came into effect on January 1, authorise the operation of a number of vehicle types on the NSW road network.

It is a legal requirement for operators to carry with them the relevant permit. If caught without one, the NSW Road and Traffic Authority (NSW RTA) may hand out fines of up to $318.

Operators have until the end of March to ensure they have up-to-date permits. The seven permits which have been remade apply to a range of vehicles as well as goods.

The updated notices are:

• 4.6 Metre High Vehicle Route Notice 2008, which covers high vehicles such as livestock crates

• Class 3 Semi-Trailer Exemption Notice 2008, which covers certain longer trailer, including 48-foot trailers

• Rear Overhang Limit Notice 2008, which applies to forklifts carried at the rear of other vehicles

• Refrigerated Semi-Trailer Exemption Notice 2008, which covers insulated vehicles used to carry chilled or frozen goods

• Agricultural Machine Combination Notice 2008, which covers combinations used for carting fruit and vegetables

• Controlled Access Bus Notice 2008, which covers buses between 12.5 and 14.5 metres long

• Special Purpose Vehicle Stand and Operate Notice 2008, which applies to those vehicles with booms, jibs, platforms, outriggers and the like that extend beyond the vehicle while operating from a stationary position.

All the notices listed above can be downloaded and printed at:
http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/heavyvehicles/downloads/permitnotices/permit_notices_dl1.html?hvlid=13

You can also follow our updates by joining our LinkedIn group or liking us on Facebook