“There have been some inconsistencies in compliance in the mobile crane industry,” says Paul Fantham, Waka Kotahi’s Senior Manager of Commercial Licensing and Revenue. “We want the system to be clear and fair, and for all mobile crane operators to be compliant from October 1.
“We need to educate mobile crane operators about their obligations concerning RUC. These charges in most cases are worked out differently for mobile cranes than for other types of heavy vehicles.”
Mr Fantham says the RUC for mobile cranes take into account the unusual axle spacings and tyre sizes and accurately reflect the damage being done to roads.
The mobile crane industry is complex. There are about 450 mobile cranes in operation in New Zealand. About 68 operators have one crane, and 48 have more than one. Some cranes are transported to and from sites, and others are driven.
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