High Productivity Motor Vehicles – 2 years on
• 1876 HPMV applications have been received since1 May 2010 – 782 permits were issued for higher mass and 1094 were issued for over-length HPMVs.
• They have investigated 4500kms of potential routes that will make up the strategic HPMV freight network.
• Approximately 2900 kms has been approved for HPMV access.
• Productivity gains in the first year showed a 20% reduction in trips for the same freight task under higher mass permits and a 14% reduction in trips for over length. Benefits to the economy were estimated at $9 million with no capital investment.
• The NZTA has produced an HPMV manual setting out the current policy, standards, processes and procedures for the permitting of HPMVs.
• We have started a project to simplify and integrate processes for permitting heavy transport vehicles as a means of improving customer service and freight productivity.
For more information visit www.nzta.govt.nz/HPMV .
Some of the issues around working with NZTA and local councils on opening up HPMV routes will be covered by leading transport and forest products companies in the upcoming ForestTECH - Improving Wood Transport & Logistics event being planned for Rotorua on 4-5 December. Details will follow shortly.
Source: NZ Transport Agency
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