IPA certifications back on track as brake deadline looms

A refreshing dose of Government/industry cooperation has seen the roll over to ADR 38/05 back on track in the face of encroaching deadlines.

HVIA has been working with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development (DIT) and component manufacturers on the roll over process from ADR 38/04 to ADR 38/05, affecting Identification Plate Approval (IPA) certifications.

HVIA’s National Manager Policy and Government Relations Greg Forbes became concerned that trailer manufacturers and certification (RVCS) agents were also having difficulties with the roll over process for trailer variants.

“Our members had voiced concerns and some of the consultants preparing their documents were confused about the requirements to roll their vehicle approvals over,” Mr Forbes said.

“For them to continue to deliver compliant vehicles to the market, we had to quickly find a solution to unclog the bottleneck as the ADR 38/05 go-live date loomed.”

Mr Forbes says the Department’s Vehicle Safety Standards Branch was very receptive and responsive to HVIA’s approaches and requests.

“The Department released additional guidance material and HVIA went about promoting the changes to our members and industry partners,” he said.

“The result has been that by 28th October the Department had received 1,523 Heavy Trailer 38/05 applications – up from 946 only two weeks ago.

“This really is a great example of what can happen when industry and Government cooperate.”

See DIT’s latest advice on the RVCS website (What’s New section)

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