NZ Transport Agency permit system upgrade help sought

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 5, 2017

The NZ Transport Agency is seeking feedback from the transport industry to help with the design of its upgraded permit system.

The agency‘s Weigh Right Programme will reduce heavy vehicle overloading. It will level the playing field for the transport industry, improve productivity and road safety, and ensure that heavy vehicle operators pay their fair share of road maintenance.

The programme will install roadside technology and develop intelligent software to direct potentially overloaded vehicles into weigh stations throughout New Zealand.

To support weight compliance, the programme will also build a system that makes it easy to apply for, use and monitor heavy vehicle weight permits.

NZTA‘s principal project manager Graham Taylor says the agency is aware the heavy vehicle permit system is not easy to use.

“We want to make it easy for you to do your job, and part of that is looking into how we can improve the permit system.

“We are about to embark on an upgrade of the system and would like to survey as many of the industry members as possible to help with the design of the new system.”

The survey has a closing date of 20 October and should take about 20 minutes to complete. Taylor says the responses will help NZTA understand what can be done to make the permit system better.

Taylor says all responses are anonymous, confidential and will not be tracked. At the completion of this research, the data gathered will be destroyed securely. Customer insights will only be used internally by the NZTA and will not be released onto publicly accessible platforms.

The link to the survey is below: