The regime for issuing travel permits for routes for oversize and heavy loads is in some instances slow and inefficient. Businesses that submit an application to transport loads and equipment sometimes face delays of up to six weeks to obtain approvals, before they can travel. Delays are exacerbated when bridge assessments are required for significant over mass or over dimensional loads using “platform trailer” Low Loaders. Businesses indicate that these issues have become worse since the establishment of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), which under Federal legislation delegates approvals to VicRoads and local councils. The current delays are not entirely the result of NHVR processes, more so they are related to both VicRoads and Local Government’s inability to process applications effectively. The red tape burdens on haulage companies are significant and include underutilisation of expensive, specialised transport equipment. In addition, substantial referred cost effects are experienced by the manufacturing, shipping, and infrastructure construction sectors as a result of delays in moving outsize equipment that they rely on to continue production.