The National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme is within reach of 10,000 modules completed and 100,000 vehicles accredited according to the NHVR's Quarterly Snapshot for October to December 2016.
NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said it was great to see the increased growth in the Scheme which helps to create a safer road network for all road users.
"Following industry feedback, the NHVR has developed a more robust and newly designed label for vehicles nominated in the mass and maintenance management modules of the Scheme," Mr Petroccitto said.
"The new labels are smaller and more durable, allowing the operator greater flexibility when displaying them on their vehicle.
"There were also improvements for access with a 16 per cent increase in pre-approved routes bringing the total to 1313, covering 297 local councils across Australia.
"Pre-approvals are vital because they eliminate the need for individual road manager consents on agreed routes, helping get heavy vehicles on the road quicker and safer.
"To further boost efficiency and productivity, the NHVR will continue to advocate pre-approvals for local councils through our strong partnerships and local engagement strategy."
Mr Petroccitto said permit applications remained strong with over 95 per cent of the 5526 applications submitted to the NHVR during Q2 via the Customer Portal.
"In addition to this, we've just completed trials with 20 road managers across the country on the Road Manager Portal, which provides end-to-end solutions for permit management."
For more information on the NHVR Quarterly Snapshot and Local Government Heat Maps please visit www.nhvr.gov.au/publications