A large number of Truck Operators, owning one or two vehicles, operated their vehicles, till the revised All India Permit for goods carriages replaced the erstwhile National Permit Scheme, under reciprocal / counter-signature permits. They used to hold their basic intra-state permit against the prescribed fee and operated in all parts of the home State. Many of them took Reciprocal / countersigned Permit and thereby they could operate as well in the State for which this Permit was granted.

Mobility, particularly of commercial cargo, is crucial as well as critical for socio-economic development of the country.