Cutting more red tape for trucking industry

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

The NSW Government is continuing to make it easier for the trucking industry to do business, this week introducing improvements to streamline the transfer of truck registration from federal plates to NSW plates.

Minister for Roads Duncan Gay said the NSW Government is committed to reducing regulatory burden on truckies.

“Vehicles registered in the NSW Federal Interstate Registration Scheme (FIRS) and enrolled in the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) will no longer be required to complete a blue slip inspection when they transfer to NSW registration,” Mr Gay said. “Roadworthy checks for these vehicles are already managed through the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme and an inspection is completed when a vehicle is initially registered in NSW FIRS. “By introducing this initiative, the NSW Government is making it quicker and easier for the industry to register vehicles already subject to safety and maintenance regimes.

“The change complements a package of ‘red tape cutting’ measures already introduced by the NSW Government including:

  • Full rebate of the registration charge applied to tri-axle converter dollies and a 50 percent rebate of registration charge applied to tandem-axle converter dollies.
  • 50 percent rebate of registration charge applied to spare trailers owned by operators with one or two hauling units (prime movers and rigid trucks), and no more than five trailers (excluding converter dollies).
  • Stamp duty exemption on the purchase of new and existing heavy vehicle trailers.
  • Simplifying the process to register a new heavy vehicle trailer by allowing trailer manufacturers to certify their product, removing the need for the trailer to be inspected and weighed in NSW.

“I’d like to thank the industry, particularly the NSW Livestock and Bulk Carriers Association for their assistance in delivering this initiative.”

More information is available at:

MEDIA: Clementine Julian| Minister Gay | 0417 635 891

View the original media release.

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