NHVR welcomes OSOM review


The NHVR has welcomed a Federal Government announcement to review the issuing of permits for oversized, over mass heavy vehicles.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said the independent review would ensure a vital sector of the heavy vehicle industry would be able to get full visibility of the permit process and identify future improvements for heavy vehicle access.

“It’s important that the permit process be timely and strike the right balance between safety, protecting roads and bridges and ensuring the productive movement of freight,” Mr Petroccitto said.

“I look forward to working with Pascal Felix, road managers and operators to identify improvements to the current process.”

The review will be led by Mr Felix from WSP Australia and is due to be completed in October.

The review was announced today by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack.

It follows concerns being raised by some operators about the length of time for some oversize over mass vehicles to access the road network.