SUPPORTING LOCAL ROAD FREIGHT OPERATORS
Local trucking businesses and drivers will be given extra time if required to upgrade their licences for low loader trailers with low loader dolly combinations following further consultation with industry.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said he had been approached by members of the trucking industry who needed more time to upgrade their licences to an MC class following the initial transition period last year.
“Upgrading licences does come at a cost for small business which is why I fought to extend the transition period.
“I’m happy to see that Roads and Maritime Services will work closely with individual businesses to assist them in upgrading licences for their drivers.
“Small business is vital to our local economy so it’s important that we support them when they are required to make changes like this.”
Owner and Operator of Boon Haulage and Earthmoving Graeme said extra time will help ensure drivers can be upgraded with minimal disruptions to day to day business.
“Upgrading licences for multiple drivers isn’t a cheap process and it does take time out of our business, so it’s great that RMS will provide additional time for us to upgrade our drivers.”
Mr Anderson said local truck drivers who still have questions about meeting their MC licence class requirement should contact Roads and Maritime on (02) 8588 5523 to discuss their individual needs and any specific training requirements and enrolment information.