The deadline for transferring IPAs to VTAs is 31 December 2021.
Manufacturers have been warned that they shouldn’t miss the deadline for the RVSA VTA opt-in. However, the Department of Infrastructure has disclosed that the uptake of the Vehicle Type Approval (VTA) opt-in has been slow, with only an approximate 12% of existing truck Identity Plate Approvals (IPAs) being converted to VTAs so far.
Smedley’s Engineers are working tirelessly to support manufacturers through this transition and beat the deadline. The roll-over of existing IPAs to VTA’s in the new ROVER system is fundamental.
The ability to opt-in is only available until 31 December and the roll-over process can take up to 3 weeks from start to finish, which doesn’t provide manufacturers and heavy trailer builders with much time.
As the Department of Infrastructure has indicated that applications submitted after 1 December are at risk of not being processed before the deadline, it is highly recommended that manufacturers contact Smedley’s Engineers as soon as possible to request support.