The ATA has today welcomed the abolition of truck registration labels in three more states. The abolition will ultimately save the trucking industry millions of dollars a year.
In 2017, the ATA surveyed 112 trucking operators to identify the key costs associated with registration labels. These included administrative time burdens, the time needed to change labels, and the cost of registration label holders.
The research showed a cost saving to trucking operators of $15 million per year. Using this evidence, the ATA was able to convince governments of the value of removing the labels.
From 1 July 2018, trucking operators in New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT will no longer be required to display registration labels. Victoria will follow suit from 1 October 2018.
FIRS operators will need to display their registration labels until their FIRS registrations expire.
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