1. The purpose of this notice is to exempt class 1 heavy vehicles that are unladen 2.7 metre low loaders from the prescribed dimension requirement in section 7(1) of Schedule 6 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation 2013 (the National Regulation).

Authorising Provisions

2.       This notice is made under section 117 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law as in force in each participating jurisdiction (HVNL).


3.       This notice may be cited as the Tasmania Class 1 Heavy Vehicle Unladen 2.7 Metre Low Loader Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2015.


4.       This notice commences on 6 February 2015.


5.       This notice expires on 5 February 2020.


6.       Unless otherwise stated, words and expressions used in this notice have the same meaning as those defined in the HVNL.


7.       In this notice


“2.7 metre low loader” means a low loader semitrailer, fitted with 8 tyres on each axle, that does not exceed 2.7m wide as constructed, and that cannot be reduced to comply with the prescribed dimension requirement relating to width.








8.       This notice only applies in Tasmania.


9.       This notice applies to a class 1 heavy vehicle combination consisting of a prime mover and an unladen 2.7 metre low loader.


10.   When operating under this notice, the following vehicle types in the specific combinations described below do not count as a load when determining if the low loader semitrailer is unladen:


  1. One pilot vehicle, or one dolly or one jinker; or
  2. One pilot vehicle and one dolly; or
  3. One pilot vehicle and one jinker; or
  4. One jinker and one dolly.


Note: “Pilot vehicle” means a vehicle that meets the requirements of Schedule 8 Part 1, Division 5 of the National Regulation.

Exemption from prescribed dimension requirement

11.   A vehicle described in Clause 9 of this notice is exempt from s7(1) of Schedule 6 of the National Regulation limiting vehicle width to 2.5 metres.


12.   Under this notice, a vehicle described in Clause 9 may operate up to a maximum width of 2.7 metres.

Areas or Routes

13.   A heavy vehicle to which this notice applies may use the routes stated in the Tasmanian Unladen Low Loader Semitrailer Route Network defined at:



Note: Nothing in this notice exempts any person from a requirement other than the obligation it expressly exempts them from, including a mass or dimension requirement imposed by an official traffic sign.


I, Salvatore Petroccitto, delegate of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator hereby exempt the heavy vehicles specified in this notice from the stated requirements of the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation to the extent and on the conditions specified in this notice.

Dated 4 February 2015





Salvatore Petroccitto

Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator