Driv­ers claim to wait up to 100 days to re­ceive per­mits to travel

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DRIV­ERS claim they have had to wait up to 100 days to re­ceive per­mits to travel with over­size loads in some states, putting con­tracts and busi­nesses at risk.

The de­lays which have im­pacted on trans­port op­er­a­tors within WA has sparked ac­tion from the newly founded ac­tion group Western Roads Fed­er­a­tion.

Read­ers voiced con­cerns on Face­book be­fore Christ­mas.

Steven Row­ley: “Been wait­ing 43 days for a per­mit now from NHVR. With Xmas fast ap­proach­ing doubt we will get it be­fore the travel dates run out.” Doug Tand­berg: “The magic word here is NA­TIONAL.

“That as­sumes were work­ing un­der a NA­TIONAL sys­tem. “Sadly we’re not. “Have a real go and make it a na­tional sys­tem and stop ev­ery state do­ing what they be­lieve it the right way.”

John Bard­s­ley: “Shouldn’t take even 100 hours. Used to get per­mits back from

Vicroads within 100 min­utes and that was al­most a decade ago.”

Sean Richard­son: “NSW mostly less than 24-48 hours to get per­mits so why does it take so long in Qld its ridicu­lous.” Jeremy Green: “How about if we all stick to­gether and just drive - what they gonna do about?? Just like the Eu­raka stock­ade or are we just a bunch or scared ro­bots that can be con­trolled!!”

Bruce Skel­ton: “Pub­lic ser­vants who get paid go home ev­ery night and could care less about any body but them selfs (sic).”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

PER­MIT OUT­RAGE: Driv­ers are sick of the hold-ups. Have you ex­pe­ri­enced some­thing sim­i­lar?

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