Transport for NSW has advised that heavy vehicle drivers will now have the capability of carrying their Intelligent Access Program (IAP) Certificate of Enrolment electronically. In the past all vehicles operating under IAP were required to physically carry a Certificate of Enrolment in the vehicle.
The IAP is a road access condition in NSW for:
- Higher Mass Limits (HML) vehicles including Performance-Based Standards (PBS)
- B-triples or AB-triples
- Modular B-triples operating at General Mass Limits (GML) on and east of the Newell Highway or operating at HML
- Vehicles operating under PBS Access Level 2B or above
- High risk mobile cranes.
- Operators seeking to operate the above vehicles must enrol in the IAP in NSW with Roads and Maritime and where applicable apply for the appropriate access permit from the NHVR to travel in NSW.
The change of rules to enabling an electronic version is welcomed by NatRoad. Carrying of physical forms is an outmoded means of doing business and adds unnecessary stress to freight operators who are already under pressure from the constraints the current pandemic has induced.
For more information on how to enrol for the digital IAP certificate head to: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/business-industry/heavy-vehicles/schemes-programs/intelligent-access-program.html
If any members have any issues on the ground with this new rules please reach out to our Member Services Team on (02) 6295 3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.