Wed 03 Sep 2014

What is a Reasonable Permit Approval Timeframe?:

That is the question on many operators minds and is also the question the NHVR have asked the transport community to tell them.

Since February 2014 with the introduction of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), there have been a number of issues with the permitting processes, with some of the permitting processes being returned to the states under agreement with the NHVR.

Some of the processes including B double permits and PBS applications stayed with the regulator and there have been issues with the turnaround of these permits also.

The NHVR is now looking forward with a remediation team reviewing work practices and flows along with all other regulator responsibilities. Part of this is asking the question of the industry; What is a reasonable time frame for permits?

Pleae click here to complete a very short questionnaire with three (3) key questions on the time frames you as Members of CCF Victoria would be prepared to accept.

CCF Vic have been working closely with state agencies, the NHVR and other associations and bodies to improve the turnaround and effectiveness of the regulator. We now ask you as operators and customerswithin the transport industry that operate both within Victoria’s borders and nationally to respond to the questionnaire, and give the feedback to the regulator on what is acceptable and is not.

We ask that you please send back the completed questionnaire by Friday 12 September 2014 via…

  • Email to CCF Victoria CEO, John Stewart at
  • Fax on (03) 9822 0022
  • Post to CCF Victoria directly at Level 1, 322 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Victoria, 3144.

CCF Victoria along with NHVR thank you for your cooperation and providing much needed feedback on this important matter.