A major crane industry lobby group in Australia has called for new national regulations surrounding heavy vehicles to be postponed until the body responsible for administering the new rules is able to demonstrate the new system’s implementation will not excessively delay the issuance of permits.

In a letter to its members, the Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) also voiced concerns about some state road authorities not being adequately prepared for the new system and says it supports working with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) to first trial the online system before it goes…