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Published Date 31 Jan 2014

 

 

HEAVY VEHICLE NATIONAL LAW

 

TASMANIA AND VICTORIA CONSOLIDATED NATIONAL HEAVY VEHICLE MASS AND DIMENSION EXEMPTION (NOTICE) 2014 (No. 1)

 

Purpose

 

1.      The purpose of this Notice is to exempt the stated categories of class 3 heavy vehicles from the specified prescribed mass or dimension requirements Notice, subject to the conditions stated in this Notice.

 

 

Authorising Provision

 

2.      This Notice is made under section 69(1) of the Heavy Vehicle (General) National Regulation.



Title

 

3.      This Notice may be cited as the Tasmania and Victoria Consolidated National Heavy Vehicle Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).

4.      A Notice mentioned in a Schedule may be cited by the title given under that Schedule.

 

Table of Consolidated Notices

 

  • Schedule1: Tasmania Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Bus Mass Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).
  • Schedule 2: Tasmania Class 3 Heavy Vehicles, Certain Pig Trailer Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).
  • Schedule 3: Tasmania Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Fertilizer Spreader Vehicle Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).
  • Schedule 4: Tasmania Class 3 Heavy Vehicles Transporting High-Cube Freight Containers Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).
  • Schedule 5: Tasmania Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Special- Purpose Logs Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No.1).
  • Schedule 6: Tasmania Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Truck and Dog Trailer Combination Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).
  • Schedule 7: Tasmania Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Truck and Dog Trailer Combination (Increased Mass Limits) Mass Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).
  • Schedule 8: Tasmania Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Twin Steer Prime Mover/Semitrailer Mass Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).
  • Schedule 9: Tasmania Class 3 Heavy Vehicles Carrying Overseas Export Freight Containers Mass Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).
  • Schedule 10: Tasmania and Victoria Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Baled Hay Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).

 

 

 

Commencement

 

5.       This Notice commences on 10 February 2014.

 

Expiry

 

6.       This Notice expires on 9 February 2019.

 

29th January 2014

Dated

Ricahrd Signature
 

 

 

 

 


Richard Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator


SCHEDULE 1

TASMANIA CLASS 3 HEAVY VEHICLE BUS MASS EXEMPTION (NOTICE) 2014 (No. 1)

 

Purpose

1.         The purpose of this Notice is to exempt eligible class 3 buses from the mass limits specified in section 2(1)(a) of Schedule 1 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation (the Regulation).

 

Note: This Notice replaces the Vehicle and Traffic (Vehicle Operations) Regulations 2001 (Tas) Part 2 Subdivision 3 – Mass, clause 22 Maximum wheel loads and axle loads pertaining to buses.

 

Authorising Provision

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

 

Title

3.         This Notice may be cited as the Tasmania Class 3 Heavy Vehicle, Bus Mass Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).

 

Commencement

4.         This Notice commences on 10 February 2014.

 

Expiry

5.         This Notice expires on 9 February 2019.

 

Definitions

6.         Unless otherwise stated, words and expressions used in this Notice have the same meanings as those defined in the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

 

Application

7.         This Notice applies in the state of Tasmania.

8.         This Notice applies to the following eligible buses—

a)      two axle buses;

b)      buses with a rear tandem rear axle group fitted with single tyres on one axle and dual tyres on the other; and

c)       buses with a rear tandem axle group fitted with dual tyres on both axles.

 

Exemption from mass requirements

9.         This Notice exempts eligible buses from the mass limits specified in section (2)(1)(a) of Schedule 1 of the Regulation.

 

Condition – maximum permissible mass

10.     The mass of an eligible bus under this Notice must not be more than the sum of the mass limits stated in Table 1 (Axle mass limits table) of Part 2 of Schedule 1of the Regulation.

 

 

Condition - Areas or routes.

11.     Eligible buses may use all roads in Tasmania.

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

 

Declaration

I, Richard Hancock, delegate of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator declare that a class 3 bus, is exempt from the stated mass limit in Schedule 1, Part 1 section 2 (1)(a)of the Regulation, subject to compliance with the conditions in this Notice.

 

29th January 2014

Dated

Ricahrd Signature
 

 

 

 


Richard Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator


SCHEDULE 2

TASMANIA CLASS 3 HEAVY VEHICLES, CERTAIN PIG TRAILER DIMENSION EXEMPTION (NOTICE) 2014 (No. 1)

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this Notice is to exempt an eligible pig trailer combination from stated prescribed dimension requirements in Schedule 6 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation (the Regulation).

 

Note: This Notice replaces Division 3 of Part 7 of the Tasmanian Vehicle and Traffic (Vehicle Operations) Notice 2013.

 

Authorising Provision

2.       This Notice is issued under section 117 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law, Heavy Vehicle National Law (Tasmania) Act 2013

 

Title

3.     This Notice may be cited as the Tasmania Class 3 Heavy Vehicles, Certain Pig Trailer Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).

 

Commencement

4.       This Notice commences on 10 February 2014.

 

Expiry

5.       This Notice expires on 9 February 2019.

 

Definitions

6.        Unless otherwise stated, words and expressions used in this Notice have the same meanings as those defined in the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

 

Application

7.       This Notice applies in the state of Tasmania.

8.       This Notice applies to a heavy vehicle combination that includes a pig trailer built and being used for the purpose of transporting a light aircraft, yacht, rowing boat or surfboat (an ‘eligible pig trailer combination’).

 

Exemption from prescribed dimension and mass limits

9.       This Notice exempts an eligible pig trailer combination from the dimension limits specified in section 3(1)(a) and section 5(1) of Schedule 6 of the Regulation.

 

Condition - maximum permissible dimension limits

10.   An eligible pig trailer combination, inclusive of its load, must not be longer than 25m.

11.   The rear overhang of the pig trailer, inclusive of its load, must not be more than 5m.

 

Other conditions

12.     When an eligible pig trailer combination is being used in the daytime—

(a) the towing vehicle must display headlights on low beam; and

(b) the combination must have displayed a brightly coloured red flag affixed to the rearmost point of its load.

13.     When an eligible pig trailer combination is being used at night, the pig trailer must have side markers and rear markers that are fitted and displayed in accordance with section 5(1)(a) and (b) of Schedule 8 of the Regulation.

14.     If an eligible pig trailer combination, inclusive of its load, is longer than 22m, the combination must—

a)      display an oversize vehicle sign that complies with Subdivision 3 of Division 2 of Part 3 of Schedule 8 of the Regulation at the front of the towing vehicle and the rear of the pig trailer; and

b)      if the combination is being used at night, have a warning light attached to the vehicle in accordance with section 5(1)(c) of Schedule 8 of the Regulation and that complies with the requirements of Division 1 of Part 3 of Schedule 8 of the Regulation  

15.     If the rear overhang of the pig trailer, inclusive of its load, is greater than 3.7 metres, an oversize vehicle sign that complies with Subdivision 3 of Division 2 of Part 3 of Schedule 8 of the Regulation must be displayed at the front of the towing vehicle and the rear of the pig trailer.

 

Areas or routes

16.   An eligible pig trailer combination complying with the conditions of this Notice may use all roads in Tasmania.

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. 

 

Declaration

I, Richard Hancock, delegate of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, exempt an eligible pig trailer combination from the dimension limits stated in this Notice, provided the vehicle complies with the conditions set out in this Notice.

29th January 2014

Dated

Ricahrd Signature 

 

 


Richard Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator


SCHEDULE 3

TASMANIA CLASS 3 HEAVY VEHICLE FERTILIZER SPREADER VEHICLE DIMENSION EXEMPTION (NOTICE) 2014 (No. 1)

 

Purpose

1.         The purpose of this Notice is to exempt fertilizer spreader vehicles from stated prescribed dimension requirements in Schedule 6 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation (the Regulation).

 

Authorising Provision

2.         This Notice is issued under Section 117 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law as in force in each participating jurisdiction.

Note: This Notice replaces Part 13 of the Tasmanian Vehicle and Traffic (Vehicle Operations) Notice 2013.

 

Title

3.       This Notice may be cited as the Tasmania Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Fertilizer Spreader Vehicle Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).

 

Commencement

4.         This Notice commences on 10 February 2014.

 

Expiry

5.         This Notice expires on 9 February 2019.

 

Definitions

6.         Unless otherwise stated, words and expressions used in this Notice have the same meanings as those defined in the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

7.         In this Notice –

 

’wide tyre’ means a wheel and tyre, with a tyre section width of not less than 375mm, fitted to each end of an axle;

 

’fertilizer spreader vehicle’ means a rigid truck that has been modified, after it was manufactured, for the purpose of carrying and distributing fertilizer for agricultural purposes.

 

Application

8.         This Notice applies in Tasmania.

9.         This Notice applies to a fertilizer spreader vehicle.

 

Exemption from prescribed dimension requirements

10.     This Notice exempts a fertilizer spreader vehicle from the dimension limits specified in section 7 of Schedule 6 of the Regulation.

 

Condition – Maximum permissible dimension

11.     A fertilizer spreader vehicle, inclusive of its load, must not be wider than

(a)    2.5m, excluding its wide tyres and mudguards; or

(b)   2.9m, including its wide tyres and mudguards.

When measuring the width of a vehicle, section 7(2) of Schedule 6 of the Regulation applies for the purposes of paragraph (a) but does not apply for the purposes of paragraph (b).

 

Other conditions

12.     A fertilizer spreader vehicle must be fitted with wide tyres on at least one axle.

13.     A fertilizer spreader vehicle must not be used if visibility is less than 250m in the daytime or if the headlights of a vehicle approaching within 250m cannot be seen at night.

14.     A fertilizer spreader vehicle must display

(a)    an oversize warning sign at the front and rear of the vehicle that complies with Subdivision 3 of Division 2 of Part 3 of Schedule 8 of the Regulation ; and

(b)   flags that comply with and that are fixed in accordance with the requirements of section 2(1)(c) Schedule 8 of the Regulation; and

(c)    its headlights on low beam when used in the daylight.

15.     A fertilizer spreader vehicle being used at night must have a warning light attached to the vehicle in accordance with section 5(1)(c) of Schedule 8 of the Regulation and that complies with the requirements of Division 1 of Part 3 of Schedule 8 of the Regulation.

 

Areas or routes

16.     Subject to clause 17 of this Notice, a fertilizer spreader complying with the conditions of this Notice may use all roads in Tasmania.

17.     A fertilizer spreader vehicle that is wider than 2.5m may not use the Bridgewater Bridge.

 

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.

 

Declaration

I, Richard Hancock, delegate of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, exempt a fertilizer spreader vehicle from the dimension limit stated in this Notice, provided the vehicle complies with the conditions set out in this Notice.

 

29th January 2014

Dated

Ricahrd Signature 

 

 

 

 


Richard Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator


SCHEDULE 4

TASMANIA CLASS 3 HEAVY VEHICLES TRANSPORTING HIGH-CUBE FREIGHT CONTAINERS DIMENSION EXEMPTION (NOTICE) 2014 (No. 1)

 

Purpose

1.         The purpose of this Notice is to exempt eligible high-cube freight container carrying heavy vehicles from stated prescribed dimension requirements in Schedule 6 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation (the Regulation).

 

Authorising Provision

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

Note: This Notice replaces Division 6 of Part 7 of the Tasmanian Vehicle and Traffic (Vehicle Operations) Notice 2013.

 

Title

3.       This Notice may be cited as the Tasmania Class 3 Heavy Vehicles Transporting High-Cube Freight Containers Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).

 

Commencement

4.         This Notice commences on 10 February 2014.

 

Expiry

5.       This Notice expires on 9 February 2019.

 

Definitions

6.      Unless otherwise stated, words and expressions used in this Notice have the same meanings as those defined in the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

7.       In this Notice –

high-cube freight container’ means a freight container constructed to a height of –

a)      2.9 metres; or

b)      3.05 metres; or

c)       3.1 metres; or

d)      3.2 metres; or

e)      3.3 metres; or

f)       3.45 metres.

 

Application

8.       This Notice applies in Tasmania.

9.       This Notice applies to a heavy vehicle, other than a dog trailer, that is carrying a high-cube freight container (‘an eligible vehicle’).

 

Exemption from prescribed dimension requirements

10. This Notice exempts an eligible vehicle from the height limit specified in section 8(d) of Schedule 6 of the Regulation.

 

Condition – Maximum permissible dimensions

11.     An eligible vehicle, together with its load, must not be higher than 4.5m.

 

Area or routes

12.     Subject to clause 13, an eligible vehicle complying with the conditions of this Notice may use all roads in Tasmania except for Bridgewater Bridge or Tasman Bridge.

13.      An eligible vehicle that is a B-double may only use a route if it is approved in the National Class 2 Heavy Vehicle B-double Authorisation (Notice) 2014 (No. 1) (the B-double Notice).

 

Other conditions

14.     An eligible vehicle that is a B-double must comply with any relevant conditions in the B-double Notice, including any restrictions on the hours and days of operation.

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

 

Declaration

I, Richard Hancock, delegate of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, exempt an eligible vehicle from the height limit in section 8(d) of Schedule 6 of the Regulation, provided the vehicle complies with the conditions in this Notice.

 

29th January 2014

Dated

Ricahrd Signature
 

 

 

 


Richard Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator


SCHEDULE 5

TASMANIA CLASS 3 HEAVY VEHICLE SPECIAL-PURPOSE LOGS DIMENSION EXEMPTION (NOTICE) 2014 (No. 1)

 

Purpose

1.     The purpose of this Notice is to exempt special-purpose log carrying combinations from stated prescribed dimension requirements of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation (the Regulation).

 

Authorising Provision

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

Note— This Notice replaces Division 7 of Part 7 of the Tasmanian Vehicle and Traffic (Vehicle Operations) Notice 2013.

 

Title

3.     This Notice may be cited as the Tasmania Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Special-Purpose Logs Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No.1).

 

Commencement

4.     This Notice commences on 10 February 2014.

 

Expiry

5.     This Notice expires on 9 February 2019.

 

Definitions

6.     Unless otherwise stated, words and expressions used in this Notice have the same meanings as those defined in the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

7.       In this Notice –

’special-purpose log’ means a log that is to be used in a special application such as a wire carrying pole or jetty pile, or in sawn-timber applications, but does not include any log that is to be processed by chipping, shredding or grinding.

 

Application

8.     This Notice applies in Tasmania.

9.     This Notice applies to a combination consisting of—

(a)    a prime mover and a single semitrailer; or

(b)   a truck known as a pole erector and a pole-type trailer

—being used to transport special purpose logs (a ‘relevant combination’).

 

Exemption from prescribed dimension requirements

10. This Notice exempts a relevant combination from the dimension limits specified in section 3(1)(a) and section 5(1) of Schedule 6 of the Regulation.

 

Condition – Maximum permissible dimensions

11. A relevant combination, inclusive of its load, must not be longer than 25m.

12. The rear overhang of the trailer, inclusive of its load, must not be more than 5.5m.

 

Other Conditions

13. If the relevant combination is used in the daytime, a brightly coloured red flag must be affixed to the rearmost point of the load.

14. If the relevant combination is used at night, it must have side markers and rear markers that are fitted and displayed in accordance with section 5(1)(a) and (b)  of Schedule 8 of the Regulation.

15. If the relevant combination, inclusive of its load, is longer than 22m, it must display

(a)    an oversize warning sign at the front and rear of the combination that complies with Subdivision 3 of Division 2 of Part 3 of Schedule 8 of the Regulation; and

(b)   if the combination is being used at night, a warning light attached to the vehicle in accordance with section 5(1)(c) of Schedule 8 of the Regulation and that complies with the requirements of Division 1 of Part 3 of Schedule 8 of the Regulation.

16. A relevant combination must not be used if visibility is less than 250m in the daytime or if the headlights of a vehicle approaching within 250m cannot be seen at night.

 

Condition - Areas or routes

17. A relevant combination complying with the conditions of this Notice may use all roads in Tasmania.

 

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.

 

Declaration

I, Richard Hancock, delegate of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, exempt a relevant combination from the dimension limits stated in this Notice, provided the vehicle complies with the conditions set out in this Notice.

 

29th January 2014

Dated

Ricahrd Signature 

 

 


Richard Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator


 

SCHEDULE 6

TASMANIA CLASS 3 HEAVY VEHICLE TRUCK AND DOG TRAILER COMBINATION MASS AND DIMENSION EXEMPTION (NOTICE) 2014 (No1)

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this Notice is to exempt class 3 Truck and Dog heavy vehicles from stated prescribed mass and dimension requirements in Schedule 1 and Schedule 6 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation (the Regulation).

2.       This Notice does not exclude the operation of heavy vehicles under the Tasmania Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Truck and Dog Trailer Combination (Increased Mass Limits) Mass Exemption Notice 2014 (No. 1) if the conditions of that Notice are complied with.

 

Authorising Provision

3.       This Notice is made under section 117 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (Tasmania) Act 2013 as in force in each participating jurisdiction.

 

Note: This Notice replaces Part 3 of the Tasmanian Vehicle and Traffic (Vehicle Operations) Notice 2013.

 

Title

4.       This Notice may be cited as the Tasmania Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Truck and Dog Trailer Combination Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).

 

Commencement

5.       This Notice commences on 10 February 2014.

 

Expiry

6.       This Notice expires on 9 February 2019.

 

Definitions

7.       Unless otherwise stated, words and expressions used in this Notice have the same meanings as those defined in the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

8.       In this Notice

’aggregate axle load’ means the sum of the axle loads of all the axles of the vehicle or combination.

’air suspension’ means a suspension system in which—

a)      the vertical movement between each axle and the body of the vehicle is controlled by variations in the air pressure and the air spring; and

b)       the proportion of the vehicle’s mass borne by the air spring remains substantially constant despite variations in the air pressure in the air spring.

’Forestry Safety Code’ means the Forest Safety Code (Tasmania) 2007, as amended from time to time, produced by the Safety Standards Committee of the Tasmanian Forest Industries Training Board Inc. and approved under section 22 of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 (Tas)and recognised by the section 274 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (Tas).

 

‘Livestock Carrier’ means a Truck and Dog heavy vehicle with at least one vehicle in the combination that is built to carry cattle, sheep, pigs or horses.

 

‘road-friendly suspension’ means vehicle suspension that complies with the performance criteria specified in Vehicle Standards Bulletin 11 - "Certification of Road-friendly Suspension Systems" published by the Federal Office of Road Safety in April 1999, as amended or substituted from time to time.

 

‘Truck and Dog heavy vehicle’ means a combination consisting of a rigid truck towing a dog trailer.

 

Application

9.       This Notice applies in Tasmania.

10.   This Notice applies to a Truck and Dog heavy vehicle meeting either or both of the following conditions—

(a)    the combination does not exceed 25m in length; and

(b)   the combination has a mass not more than—

                                 i.            60.5t; or

                               ii.            61t, if the vehicle is eligible to operate under the steer axle mass exception limits.

 

Exemption from prescribed mass requirements

11.   This Notice exempts a Truck and Dog heavy vehicle from the following general mass limits specified in Schedule 1 of the Regulation—

(a)    Section 2(1)(a)(iv); and

(b)   Section 2(4); and

(c)    Section 5(1).

 

Exemption from prescribed dimension requirements (length)

12.   This Notice exempts a Truck and Dog heavy vehicle from the dimension limits specified in section 3(1)(a) of Schedule 6 of the Regulation.

 

Condition – Maximum permissible mass

13.   The mass of a Truck and Dog heavy vehicle must not be more than

(a)    60.5t; or

(b)   61t, if the vehicle is eligible to operate under the steer axle mass exception limits.

 

Condition – Axle spacing mass limits

14.   The mass of a Truck and Dog heavy vehicle relating to an axle spacing of the combination must not be more than the mass limit stated in Table 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Regulation.

 

Condition – Mass ratio of combination

15.   The mass of the dog trailer must not exceed by more than 50% the loaded mass of the towing vehicle.

 

Dimension requirements condition

16.   A Truck and Dog heavy vehicle must not be longer than 25m.

 

Other conditions

17.   If the Truck and Dog heavy vehicle has an aggregate axle load of more than 50t, the trailer couplings must have a coupling strength D value of at least 13.5 kilo Newtons.

18.   All axles of the Truck and Dog heavy vehicle, except for the steer axle of the truck, must be fitted with air suspension, road-friendly suspension or a certified road-friendly suspension system.

19.   If the Truck and Dog heavy vehicle is longer than 22m, it must be fitted with a long vehicle warning sign in accordance with section 5(3) of Schedule 3 of the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation.

 

Area or routes – Truck and Dog heavy vehicle other than Livestock Carrier

20.   A Truck and Dog heavy vehicle, other than a Livestock Carrier, may use all roads in Tasmania if the vehicle—

(a)    has a mass that is not more than

                                 i.            50t; or

                               ii.            50.5t if the vehicle is eligible to operate under the steer axle mass exception limits; and

(b)   has a length that is not more than

                                 i.            21m; or

                               ii.            21.3m, if the trailer is fitted with a rear load-restraining guard that complies with the Forestry Safety Code.

21.   A Truck and Dog heavy vehicle, other than a Livestock Carrier, that—

(a)     has a mass that is not more than

                                 i.            60.5t; or

                               ii.            61t if the vehicle is eligible to operate under the steer axle mass exception limits; and

(b)   has a length that is not more than 25m

—may only use the routes stated in the Tasmanian Approved Truck and Dog Trailer Combination Route Network set out in Appendix 1.

 

Area or routes – Livestock Carrier

22.   A Livestock Carrier that complies with the mass and dimension limits specified in clause 20 may use all roads in Tasmania, except for—

(a)    Tasman Bridge if the vehicle is more than 4.3m high; and

(b)   Bridgewater Bridge if the vehicle is more than 4.3m high.

23.   A Livestock Carrier that complies with the mass and dimension limits specified in clause 21 and that is not more than 4.3m high may only use the routes stated in the Tasmanian Approved Truck and Dog Trailer Combination Route Network set out in Appendix 1.

24.   A Livestock Carrier that complies with the mass and dimension limits specified in clause 21 and that is more than 4.3m high but not more than 4.6m high may only use the routes stated in the Tasmanian Approved Truck and Dog Trailer Combination Route Network set out in Appendix 1 but may not use Tasman Bridge or Bridgewater Bridge.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Declaration

I, Richard Hancock, delegate of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, exempt a Truck and Dog heavy vehicle from the prescribed mass and dimension limits stated in this Notice, provided the vehicle complies with the conditions set out in this Notice.

 

29th January 2014

Dated

Ricahrd Signature
 

 

 

 


Richard Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

 

 

Appendix 1

Tasmanian Truck and Dog Trailer Combination Route Network http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/hv/trailer_combination_route_network

 


SCHEDULE 7

TASMANIA CLASS 3 HEAVY VEHICLE TRUCK AND DOG TRAILER COMBINATION (INCREASED MASS LIMITS) MASS EXEMPTION (NOTICE) 2014 (No. 1)

               

Purpose

 

1.       The purpose of this Notice is to exempt class 3 Truck and Dog heavy vehicles from stated mass limits in Schedule 1 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation (the Regulation).

 

Authorising Provision

 

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

 

Title

 

3.       This Notice may be cited as the Tasmania Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Truck and Dog Trailer Combination (Increased Mass Limits) Mass Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).

 

Commencement

 

4.       This Notice commences on 10 February 2014.

 

Expiry

 

5.       This Notice expires on 9 February 2019.

 

Definitions

6.       Unless otherwise stated, words and expressions used in this Notice have the same meanings as in the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

7.       In this Notice—

‘road-friendly suspension’ means vehicle suspension that complies with the performance criteria specified in Vehicle Standards Bulletin 11 - "Certification of Road-friendly Suspension Systems" published by the Federal Office of Road Safety in April 1999, as amended or substituted from time to time.

‘Truck and Dog heavy vehicle’ means a combination consisting of a rigid truck towing a dog trailer.

 

Application

 

8.       This Notice applies in Tasmania.

 

9.       This Notice applies to a Truck and Dog heavy vehicle compliant with the Tasmania Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Truck and Dog Trailer Combination Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).

 

Exemption from prescribed mass requirements

 

10.   This Notice exempts a Truck and Dog heavy vehicle from the mass limits specified in section 2(1)(b) and section 4 of Schedule 1 of the Regulation.

 

 

 

 

Mass requirements - condition

 

11.   The mass on the following axle groups fitted with road-friendly suspension or a certified road-friendly suspension system must not be more than the following—

 

a)      for a tandem axle group fitted with dual tyres on each axle17t; or

b)      for a tri-axle group fitted with dual tyres on all axles 22.5t.

12.   The mass of the Truck and Dog heavy vehicle must not be more than the lower of the following masses

 

a)      the mass that is the sum of the mass limits of each axle or axle group stated in Table 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Regulation as increased by the additional mass permitted under clause 11 for the relevant axle group; or

b)      62t.

 

13.   If because of the application of clause 11 to an axle group within a particular axle spacing, the mass permitted for the vehicle is increased under clause 12, the mass of the Truck and Dog heavy vehicle relating to the axle spacing must not be more than the mass limit stated in Table 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Regulation, as increased by the additional mass permitted under clause 11 for the relevant axle group.

 

Other conditions

 

14.   An axle or axle group fitted after 1 January 2000 must be a certified road-friendly suspension system.

15.     All axles of the Truck and Dog heavy vehicle, except for the steer axle of the truck, must be equipped with road-friendly suspension or a certified road-friendly suspension system.

16.   The operator of the Truck and Dog heavy vehicle must hold mass management accreditation for the vehicle.

17.   The accreditation certificate must be carried in the Truck and Dog heavy vehicle and produced on demand to an authorised officer.

 

Approved Routes

A Truck and Dog heavy vehicle complying with this Notice may only use the routes stated in the Tasmanian Approved Increased Mass Limits Route Network set out in Appendix 1:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Declaration

I, Richard Hancock, delegate of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator hereby exempt a Truck and Dog heavy vehicle specified in this Notice that complies with the conditions set out in this Notice from the stated mass limits in Schedule 1 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation.

 

29th January 2014

Ricahrd SignatureDated

 

 

 

Richard Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

 

 

Appendix 1

 

Tasmanian Approved Increased Mass Limits Route Network

http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/hv/trailer_increased_mass_route_network

 


SCHEDULE 8

TASMANIA CLASS 3 HEAVY VEHICLE TWIN STEER PRIME MOVER/SEMITRAILER MASS EXEMPTION (NOTICE) 2014 (No1)

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this Notice is to exempt heavy vehicles consisting of a specified twin steer prime mover and semitrailer combination from stated prescribed mass requirements in Schedule 1 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation (the Regulation).

 

Authorising Provision

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

 

Note: This Notice replaces Part 6 of the Tasmanian Vehicle and Traffic (Vehicle Operations) Notice 2013.

 

Title

3.       This Notice may be cited as the Tasmania Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Twin Steer Prime Mover/Semitrailer Mass Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).

 

Commencement

4.         This Notice commences on 10 February 2014.

 

Expiry

5.         This Notice expires on 9 February 2019.

 

Definitions

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

 

Application

7.      This Notice applies in Tasmania.

8.       This Notice applies to a seven axle heavy vehicle combination consisting of a prime mover fitted with a twin steer axle group, and a single semitrailer fitted with a tri-axle group (‘relevant combination’).

 

Exemption from prescribed mass requirements

9.       This Notice exempts a relevant combination from the following general mass limits specified in Schedule 1 of the Regulation—

(a)    Section 2(1)(a)(iv); and

(b)   Section 5(1).

 

Condition - Maximum permissible mass

10.     The mass of the relevant combination must not be more than

(a)    47.5t, if the twin steer axle group is fitted with a load-sharing suspension system; or

(b)   46.5t in any other case.

 

Condition – Axle spacing mass limits

11.     The mass of the relevant combination relating to an axle spacing of the combination must not be more than the mass limit stated in Table 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Regulation.

 

Condition – Higher mass limits

12.     For the purposes of the application of the higher mass limits mass exception to a relevant combination fitted with an axle or axle group to which Schedule 5 of the Regulation applies

(a)      the mass of the combination must not be more than the mass for the vehicle permitted under clause 10 increased by the mass exception amount; and

(b)     if, because of the application of the mass exception amount to an axle or axle group within a particular axle spacing, the mass permitted for the vehicle is increased, the mass of the combination relating to the axle spacing must not be more than the mass limit stated in Table 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Regulation, increased by the mass exception amount.

 

Areas or route

13.     A relevant combination complying with clauses 10 and 11 of this Notice may use all roads in Tasmania.

14.     A relevant combination complying with clause 12 of this Notice may only use the routes specified in the Tasmanian Approved Higher Mass Limits Route Network set out in Appendix 1. 

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

 

Declaration

 

I, Richard Hancock, delegate of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, exempt a relevant combination from the mass limits stated in this Notice, provided the vehicle complies with the conditions set out in this Notice.

 

29th January 2014

Ricahrd SignatureDated

 

 

 

Richard Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

 

 

 

Appendix 1

Tasmanian Approved Higher Mass Limits Route Network 

http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/au/hv/declared_higher_mass_limit_route

 

 

 

 

 

 


SCHEDULE 9

TASMANIA CLASS 3 HEAVY VEHICLES CARRYING OVERSEAS EXPORT FREIGHT CONTAINERS MASS EXEMPTION (NOTICE) 2014 (No. 1)

 

Purpose

1.         The purpose of this Notice is to exempt export freight container carrying combinations from stated prescribed mass requirements of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation (the Regulation).

 

Authorising Provision

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

 

Note: This Notice replaces Division 5 of Part 7 of the Tasmanian Vehicle and Traffic (Vehicle Operations) Notice 2013.

 

Title

3.         This Notice may be cited as the Tasmania Class 3 Heavy Vehicles Carrying Overseas Export Freight Containers Mass Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).

 

Commencement

4.         This Notice commences on 10 February 2014.

 

Expiry

5.       This Notice expires on 9 February 2019.

 

Definitions

6.       Unless otherwise stated, words and expressions used in this Notice have the same meanings as those defined in the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

7.       In this Notice—

‘road-friendly suspension’ means vehicle suspension that complies with the performance criteria specified in Vehicle Standards Bulletin 11 - "Certification of Road-friendly Suspension Systems" published by the Federal Office of Road Safety in April 1999, as amended or substituted from time to time.

 

Application

8.       This Notice applies in the state of Tasmania.

9.       This Notice applies to a combination consisting of a prime mover fitted with a tandem drive axle and a single semitrailer fitted with a tri-axle group being used to transport a 12.2 metre long freight container containing perishable goods for overseas export (a ‘relevant combination’).

 

Exemption from prescribed mass requirements

10.   This Notice exempts a relevant combination from the following general mass limits specified in Schedule 1 of the Regulation—

(a)    Section 2(1)(a)(iv);

(b)   Section 2(1)(b);

(c)    Section 4;

(d)   Section 5(1).

 

Condition – Axle mass limits

11.     The mass on a single axle or axle group of the relevant combination must not be more than the following mass limits

(a)    for the steer axle

                                   i.            6.0t; or

                                 ii.            6.5t if the vehicle is eligible to operate under the steer axle mass exception limits;

(b)   for the tandem axle group— 18.5t;

(c)    for the tri-axle group fitted with 12 tyres— 22.5t.

 

Condition – Maximum permissible mass

12.     The mass of the relevant combination must not be more than the lower of the following masses

(a)    the sum of the mass limits for each single axle or axle group permitted under clause 11;

(b)   47t, or 47.5t if the vehicle is eligible to operate under the steer axle mass exception limits.

 

Condition – Axle spacing mass limits

13.     The mass of the relevant combination relating to an axle spacing of the combination must not be more than the mass limit stated in Table 2 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Regulation increased by the additional mass permitted under clause 11 for the relevant axle spacing.

 

Other conditions

14.     The operator of the relevant combination must hold mass management accreditation for the vehicle.

15.     All axles of the combination, other than the steer axle, must be equipped with road-friendly suspension or a certified road-friendly suspension system.

16.     All axle groups, other than the steer axle, must be fitted with dual tyres.

17.     The freight container must contain perishable commodities being transported for the purpose of export overseas.

18.     Each freight container must be accompanied by documentation specifying—-

a)      the origin and destination of the container; and

b)      the nature of the commodity in the container.

 

Area or routes

19.     A relevant combination complying with the conditions of this Notice may use all roads in Tasmania.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Declaration

I, Richard Hancock, delegate of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, exempt a relevant combination from the mass limits stated in this Notice, provided the vehicle complies with the conditions set out in this Notice.

 

29th January 2014

Ricahrd SignatureDated

 

 

 

Richard Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator


SCHEDULE 10

TASMANIA AND VICTORIA CLASS 3 HEAVY VEHICLE BALED HAY DIMENSION EXEMPTION (NOTICE) 2014 (No. 1)

 

Purpose

 

1.                  The purpose of this Notice is to exempt class 3 baled hay heavy vehicles from the width limit in section 7(1), and the height limit in section 8(d), of Schedule 6 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation (the Regulation).

 

Authorising Provision

 

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

 

Title

 

3.                  This Notice may be cited as the Tasmania and Victoria Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Baled Hay Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).

 

Commencement

 

4.                  This Notice commences on 10 February 2014.

 

Expiry

 

5.                  This Notice expires on 9 February 2019.

 

Definitions

 

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

 

7.                  In this Notice—

 

baled hay heavy vehicle’ means a heavy vehicle that is a single vehicle or combination that is not wider than 2.5m, exclusive of any load, and is being used to transport baled hay or straw.

 

Application

 

8.                  This Notice applies to baled hay heavy vehicles.

 

9.                  This Notice applies in Victoria and Tasmania.

 

 

Exemption from prescribed dimension requirements

 

10.               Where specified in the Schedules, this Notice exempts a baled hay heavy vehicle from—

a)      section 7(1) of Schedule 6 of the Regulation; and

b)      section 8(d) of Schedule 6 of the Regulation.

 

 

 

Conditions

 

11.               The driver and operator of the baled hay heavy vehicle must comply with all conditions set out in the Schedule for a participating jurisdiction when the vehicle is being used in the jurisdiction to which that Schedule applies.

 

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 and a lawful direction of an authorised officer.

 

 

Declaration

I, Richard Hancock, delegate of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator exempt a class 3 baled hay heavy vehicle from the width limit in section 7(1) and the height limit in section 8(d) of Schedule 6 of the Regulation as stated in the Schedules, provided the vehicle complies with the conditions in this Notice and the Schedules.

 

29th January 2014

Dated

Ricahrd Signature 

 

 

 

 

 


Richard Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

 


SCHEDULE 1 – TASMANIA

 

Application

 

1.       This Schedule applies to a baled hay heavy vehicle which is—

(a)    a rigid truck; or

(b)   a combination consisting of a prime mover towing a semitrailer; or

(c)    a B-Double; or

(d)   a combination consisting of a rigid truck towing a dog trailer; or

(e)   a combination consisting of a rigid truck towing a pig trailer.

 

Condition – Maximum permissible dimensions

 

2.       A baled hay heavy vehicle, together with its load, must not be wider than 3m.

3.       A baled hay heavy vehicle which is a combination consisting of a prime mover towing a semitrailer that has a tri-axle group, may be up to 4.6m high inclusive of its load, If the width of the combination, together with its load, is not wider than 2.5m.

4.       A baled hay heavy vehicle which is a combination consisting of a prime mover towing a semitrailer that has a tri-axle group and that has a step-deck or drop-well with a lower loading deck up to 1.2m high, may be up to 4.6m high together with its load, and up to 3m wide, together with its load.

 

Areas or routes

 

5.       Subject to clause 6 of this Schedule, a baled hay heavy vehicle may use all roads in Tasmania except for—

(a)    Tasman Bridge if the vehicle is more than 4.3m high; and

(b)   Bridgewater Bridge, if the vehicle is more than 4.3m high or wider than 2.5m.

 

6.       A baled hay heavy vehicle that is a B-double may only use a route if it is approved in the National Class 2 Heavy Vehicle B-double Authorisation (Notice) 2014 (No. 1) (the B-double Notice).

Other conditions

7.       A baled bay heavy vehicle that is a B-double must comply with any relevant conditions specified in the B-double Notice, including any restrictions on the hours and days of operation.

8.       A baled hay heavy vehicle must not be used if—

(a)     visibility is less than 250m in the daytime; or

(b)   the headlights of a vehicle approaching within 250m could not be seen at night.

9.       A baled hay heavy vehicle that, together with its load, is wider than 2.5m must have—

(a)    a warning sign attached to the front of the vehicle and a warning sign attached to the rear of the vehicle, that show the word “OVERSIZE” and that comply with the requirements for warning signs for a class 1 heavy vehicle as set out in sections 41, 42, 43, 45,46 and 47 of Schedule 8 of the Regulation; and

(b)   flags that comply with and that are fixed in accordance with the requirements of section 2(1)(c) of Schedule 8 of the Regulation; and

(c)    if the vehicle is being used at night, a warning light attached to the vehicle that complies with the requirements for warning lights for a class 1 heavy vehicle as set out in sections 35, 36, 37 and 38(1) of Schedule 8 of the Regulation.

 

SCHEDULE 2 - VICTORIA

 

Application

 

1.       This Schedule applies to a baled hay heavy vehicle which is—

(a)    a rigid truck; or

(b)   a combination consisting of a prime mover towing a semitrailer; or

(c)    a B-Double; or

(d)   a combination consisting of a rigid truck towing a dog trailer; or

(e)   a combination consisting of a rigid truck towing a pig trailer.

 

Condition – Maximum permissible dimensions

 

2.       A baled hay heavy vehicle that is a rigid truck with a single steering axle, and a rear tandem axle group with 8 tyres, together with its load, must not be wider than 2.7m or higher than 4.6m.

3.       A baled hay heavy vehicle that is a 6-axle articulated vehicle comprising a prime mover with a single steering axle, and a tandem axle group with 8 tyres and a semi-trailer with a tri-axle group with 12 tyres, together with its load, must not be wider than 2.7m or higher than 4.6m.

4.       A baled hay heavy vehicle that is a B-double comprising a prime mover with a single steering axle and a tandem axle group with 8 tyres and two semi-trailers, each with a tri-axle group with 12 tyres, together with its load, must not be wider than 2.7m or higher than 4.6m.

5.       Subject to clause 6 of this Schedule, a baled hay heavy vehicle that is not a vehicle specified in clauses 2 to 4 of this Schedule and that is not a B-double, together with its load, must not be wider than 3m.

6.       A baled hay heavy vehicle that is a combination consisting of a prime mover towing a semitrailer that has a tri-axle group, may have the semitrailer together with its load, up to 4.6m high if the semitrailer, together with its load, is not wider than 2.5m.

7.       A baled hay heavy vehicle, that is a combination consisting of a prime mover towing a semitrailer (other than a semi-trailer in a B-double combination) that has a tri-axle group and has at least 50% of its load carrying deck no more than 1·2m above ground level, may have the semitrailer with a load consisting of round bales of hay up to 4·6m high and up to 3m wide.

8.       A baled hay heavy vehicle, that is a B-double and has a semi-trailer with a tandem axle group or a tri-axle group, may have the semitrailer with a load consisting of baled hay up to 4·6m high.

Note: A B-double that is not referred to in clause 4 or 8 of this Schedule, together with its load, must comply with the prescribed dimension requirements in Schedule 6 of the Regulation.

 

Condition - Areas or routes

 

9.       Subject to clause 10 of this Schedule, a baled hay heavy vehicle may use all roads in Victoria.

 

10.   A baled hay heavy vehicle that is a B-double may only use a route if it is approved in the National Class 2 Heavy Vehicle B-double Authorisation (Notice) 2014 (No. 1) (the B-double Notice).

Other conditions

 

11.   A baled bay heavy vehicle that is a B-double must comply with any relevant conditions specified in the B-double Notice, including any restrictions on the hours and days of operation.

12.   The driver of a baled hay heavy vehicle that is more than 4.3m high must keep in the driver’s possession a copy of the information bulletin entitled "Height Clearance on Roads", published by VicRoads

13.   At night, a baled hay heavy vehicle (other than a B-double) that, together with its load, is wider than 2.5m must have a warning sign attached to the front of the vehicle and a warning sign attached to the rear of the vehicle or, if a load projects from the rear of the vehicle, to the rear of the load, that show the word “OVERSIZE” and that comply with the requirements for warning signs for a class 1 heavy vehicle as set out in sections 41, 42, 43, 45,46 and 47 of Schedule 8 of the Regulation.

14.   At night, a baled hay heavy vehicle (other than a B-double) that, together with its load, is wider than 2.5m wider but not wider than 2.7m must—

(a)    have displayed on the vehicle—

                                             i.      two front marking plates as defined by this schedule and two rear marking plates which project beyond the tray to the outer extremities of the projecting load; or

                                           ii.      flags that comply with and that are fixed in accordance the requirements of section 2(1)(c) of Schedule 8 of the Regulation; and

(b)   have front clearance lights, rear clearance lights and side marker lights on any part of the projecting load; and

(c)    have rear clearance lights and side marker lights that are not obscured by any part of the load.

Note: Requirements about front clearance lights, rear clearance lights and side marker lights are specified in the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulation.

15.   At night, a baled hay heavy vehicle (other than a B-double) that, together with its load, is wider than 2.7m but not wider than 3m must—

(a)    have a warning light attached to the vehicle that complies with the requirements for warning lights for a class 1 heavy vehicle as set out in sections 35, 36, 37 and 38(1) of Schedule 8 of the Regulation; and

(b)   have displayed on the vehicle—

                                             i.      two front marking plates and two rear marking plates that project beyond the tray to the outer extremities of the projecting load; or

                                           ii.      flags that comply with and that are fixed in accordance the requirements of section 2(1)(c) of Schedule 8 of the Regulation; and

(c)    have front clearance lights, rear clearance lights and side marker lights on any part of the projecting load.

16.   At night, a baled hay heavy vehicle referred to in clause 4 of this Schedule must—

(a)    comply with the requirements for warning signs specified in clause 13 of this Schedule; and

(b)   have displayed on the vehicle—

                                             i.      two front marking plates and two rear marking plates which project beyond the tray to the outer extremities of the projecting load; or

                                           ii.      flags that comply with and that are fixed in accordance the requirements of section 2(1)(c) of Schedule 8 of the Regulation;

(c)    not have the load obscure the rear clearance lights or side marker lights.

 

Definitions

 

In this Schedule —

 

(a)    front marking plates’ are yellow, rigid pieces of material measuring at least 150 millimetres high and 600 millimetres long, as illustrated in the following diagram –

 

 

 

(b)   rear marking plates’ are rigid pieces of material measuring at least 150 millimetres high and 600 millimetres long, with diagonal stripes that are alternately coloured red and yellow, as illustrated in the following diagram –

 

 

 

 

 

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