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Published Date 06 Feb 2014

HEAVY VEHICLE NATIONAL LAW

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA CONSOLIDATED NATIONAL HEAVY VEHICLE MASS AND DIMENSION EXEMPTION (NOTICE) 2014 (No. 1)

 

Purpose

1.        The purpose of this notice is exempt the stated categories of class 3 heavy vehicles from the prescribed mass or dimension requirements specified in the notice, subject to the conditions specified 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 South Australia Consolidated National Heavy Vehicle Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).

4.      A Notice mentioned in Schedule 1 to 4 may be cited by the title given under that Schedule.

 

Table of Consolidated Notices

  • Schedule 1 - South Australia Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Converter Dolly Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).
  • Schedule 2 - South Australia Class 3 Heavy Articulated Motor Vehicle and B-double Livestock Loading Mass Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No.1).
  • Schedule 3 - South Australia Class 3 Heavy Vehicle 23 Metre Long Truck And Dog Trailer Mass And Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).
  • Schedule 4 - South Australia Class 3 Heavy Vehicle 23 Metre Long Single Deck Vehicle Carrier Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1).

 

Commencement

 

5.       This Notice commences on 10 February 2014.

 

Expiry

 

6.       This notice expires on 9 February 2019.

 

 

Dated:  5 February 204

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Richard Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator


 

SCHEDULE 1

SOUTH AUSTRALIA CLASS 3 HEAVY VEHICLE CONVERTER DOLLY MASS AND DIMENSION EXEMPTION (NOTICE) 2014 (No. 1)

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this Notice is to exempt Class 3 heavy articulated motor vehicles, and B-doubles, towing an unladen converter dolly, from the stated mass and dimension limits in Schedule 1 and Schedule 6 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation (the Regulation).

 

Note – This instrument is an exemption from the heavy vehicle dimension and mass limits for Articulated Motor Vehicles and B-doubles towing an unladen Converter Dolly.  This instrument does NOT exempt these vehicles from other requirements of the Heavy Vehicle National Law including, but not limited to, vehicle standards and other dimension requirements

 

Authorising Provision

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

 

Title

3.         This Notice may be cited as the South Australia Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Converter Dolly Mass and 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.                  An Articulated Motor Vehiclemeans a combination consisting of a prime mover towing one (1) semi-trailer.

 

Application

8.                   This Notice applies only in South Australia.

9.                   This Notice applies to—

(a)          a combination comprising an Articulated Motor Vehicle towing an unladen Converter Dolly fitted with a single axle or a tandem axle group; and

(b)          a combination comprising a B-double towing an unladen Converter Dolly fitted with a single axle or a tandem axle group.

 

Exemption from prescribed mass and dimension limits

10.               This Notice exempts an Articulated Motor Vehicle or a B-double, towing an unladen Converter Dolly from the—

(a)                mass limit specified in section 2(1)(a)(iv) of Schedule 1 of the Regulation; and

(b)               dimension limit specified in section 3(1)(a) Schedule 6 of the Regulation.

 

Conditions

11.               The Articulated Motor Vehicle must not exceed a length of 19.0m.

12.               The overall length of the Articulated Motor Vehicle and Converter Dolly combination must not exceed a length of 26.0m.

13.               The mass of the Articulated Motor Vehicle and Converter Dolly combination must not exceed the mass limits applying to the Articulated Motor Vehicle plus the mass of the unladen Converter Dolly.

14.               The mass of the unladen Converter Dolly must not exceed 3.0t.

15.               For Articulated Motor Vehicle and Converter Dolly combinations and any vehicles that make up the combination, that are registered in South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania the operator must either—

(a)           hold maintenance management accreditation for the vehicles; or

(b)          have the vehicles inspected annually and display a current Road Train inspection label issued by the South Australian Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) in accordance with the requirements of the South Australian Schedule of the National Class 2 Heavy Vehicle Road Train Authorisation (Notice) 2014 (No. 1) (the Road Train Authorisation Notice).

16.               For Articulated Motor Vehicle and Converter Dolly combinations, and any vehicles that make up the combination that are registered in Northern Territory, the operator must either—

(a)           hold maintenance management accreditation for the vehicles, or

(b)          display Northern Territory inspection and rating labels, or

(c)           have the vehicles inspected annually and display the appropriate current Road Train inspection label issued by DPTI in accordance with the requirements of the South Australian Schedule of the Road Train Authorisation Notice.

17.               The overall length of the B-double and Converter Dolly combination must not exceed a length of 32.0m.

18.               The B-double must not exceed a length of 26.0m.

19.               The mass of the B-double and Converter Dolly combination must not exceed the mass limits applying to the B-double plus the mass of the unladen Converter Dolly.

20.               For a B-double, and any vehicles that make up the B-double, in a B-double and Converter Dolly combination that are registered in South Australia, the operator must either—

(a)             hold maintenance management accreditation for the vehicles; or

(b)             have the vehicles inspected annually and display the appropriate current B-double inspection label issued by DPTI in accordance with the requirements of the South Australian Schedule of the National Class 2 Heavy Vehicle B-double Authorisation (Notice) 2014 (No. 1) (the B-double Authorisation Notice).

21.               For a Converter Dolly in a B-double and Converter Dolly combination, that is registered in South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania the operator must either—

(a)    hold maintenance management accreditation for the Converter Dolly; or

(b)   have the Converter Dolly inspected annually and display a current Road Train inspection label issued by DPTI in accordance with the requirements of the South Australian Schedule of the Road Train Authorisation Notice.

22.               For a Converter Dolly in a B-double and Converter Dolly combination, that is registered in Northern Territory, the operator must either—

(a)    hold maintenance management accreditation for the Converter Dolly; or

(b)   display Northern Territory inspection and rating labels, or

(c)    have the Converter Dolly inspected annually and display a current Road Train inspection label issued by DPTI in accordance with the requirements of the South Australian Schedule of the Road Train Authorisation Notice.

 

Note: The Articulated Motor Vehicle and B-double must have the rated vehicle capacities and GCM to tow the Converter Dolly in accordance with Part 2, Division1, Section 8 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulations.

 

Condition - Stated Areas or Routes

23.               Articulated Motor Vehicle and Converter Dolly combinations must only use the routes set out in the 26m network as specified on the South Australian RAVnet Map System titled ‘Road Train Converter Dolly Network (GML)’ set out in Appendix 1, and in accordance with any conditions and limitations specified for those routes.

24.               B-double and Converter Dolly combinations must only use the routes set out in the 32m network as specified on the South Australian RAVnet Map System titled ‘32m Road Train Network (GML)’ set out in Appendix 1, and in accordance with any conditions and limitations specified for those routes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Declaration

I, Richard Hancock, delegate of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, declare that Class 3 heavy articulated motor vehicles and B-doubles towing an unladen converter dolly, are exempt from the mass and dimension limits stated in this Notice, provided the vehicle complies with the conditions in this Notice.

 

 

Dated: 5 February 2014

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Richard Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

 

 

 

Appendix 1

26m network as specified on the South Australian RAVnet Map System titled ‘Road Train Converter Dolly Network (GML) - http://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/ravnet

32m network as specified on the RAVnet Map System titled ‘32m Road Train Network (GML)’ set out in Appendix 1 - http://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/ravnet 


SCHEDULE 2

SOUTH AUSTRALIA CLASS 3 HEAVY ARTICULATED MOTOR VEHICLE AND B-DOUBLE LIVESTOCK LOADING MASS EXEMPTION (NOTICE) 2014 (No. 1)

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this Notice is to exempt the use of Class 3 Articulated Motor Vehicles and B-doubles from stated mass limits in Schedule 1 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation (the Regulation).

 

Note – This instrument is an exemption from the heavy vehicle mass limits for Articulated Motor Vehicles and B-doubles specifically built for carrying livestock.  This instrument does NOT exempt these vehicles from other requirements of the Heavy Vehicle National Law including, but not limited to, vehicle standards and other dimension requirements.

 

Authorising provision

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

 

Title

3.       This Notice may be cited as the South Australia Class 3 Heavy Articulated Motor Vehicle and B-double Livestock Loading 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.

7.       In this Notice:

(a)    Articulated Motor Vehicle’ means a combination consisting of a prime mover towing 1 semi-trailer.

(b)   Livestock’ means live animals commonly known as cattle, sheep, pigs and goats.

 

Application

8.       This Notice applies only in South Australia.

9.       In addition to the requirements of this Notice, Articulated Motor Vehicles and B-Doubles built to carry livestock, that are higher than 4.3m but not higher than 4.6m must comply with and operate in accordance with the National Class 2 Heavy Vehicle 4.6m High Livestock Carrier Authorisation (Notice) 2014 (No.1) and the South Australian Schedule to that Notice, except where varied by this Notice.

 

 

 

Exemption from prescribed mass limits

10.   This Notice exempts—

(a)    An Articulated Motor Vehicle or B-Double built to carry livestock from the—

                         i.          Mass limit applicable to a tandem axle group fitted with dual tyres; and the

                        ii.          Mass limit applicable to a tri-axle group fitted with dual tyres;—

in Table 1 – Axle mass limit table, Schedule 1, Part 2 of the Regulation, and

(b)   An Articulated Motor Vehicle from the Gross Combination Mass Limit in Schedule 1, Part 1, Clause 2(1)(a)(iv), and the upper limit of 42.5t in Part 2, Table 2, and

(c)    A B-Double from the upper limit of 62.5t in Part 2, Table 3.

 

Conditions

11.   For an Articulated Motor Vehicle, the prime mover must be fitted with a single steer axle and a dual-drive tandem axle group and the semi-trailer must be fitted with a tri-axle group.

12.   For a B-double, the prime mover must be fitted with a single steer axle and a dual-drive tandem axle group and the semi-trailers must be fitted with tri-axle groups.

13.   Except for the steer axle, all axles of the Articulated Motor Vehicle and B-double must be fitted with dual tyres.

14.   The load must consist solely of livestock. General freight must not be carried.

15.   The load within a trailer must consist only of one specific type of livestock. Mixed loading is not permitted. In the case of a B-double, a different type of livestock may be carried in each trailer.

16.   Only semi-trailers that have at least two appropriately spaced and constructed pens per deck for cattle and four pens per deck for pigs, sheep and goats must be used.

17.   The number of decks shall be restricted to two decks for cattle, three decks for pigs and four decks for sheep and goats.

18.   The prime mover must have a minimum rated capacity as follows;

(a)    Front Axle – 6t

(b)   Dual-drive tandem axle group – 17.3t

(c)    Gross vehicle Mass – 23.3t

(d)   Gross Combination Mass – Articulated Motor Vehicle prime mover – 48.3t

(e)   Gross Combination Mass – B-double prime mover – 73.3t.

19.   The semi-trailers must have a minimum tri-axle group rating of 25.0t.

20.   The unladen mass of the prime mover must not be greater than 12.0t

21.   The unladen mass of the semi-trailer used in the Articulated Motor Vehicle and the second semi-trailer of a B-double must not be greater than 15.0t.

22.   The unladen mass of the lead semi-trailer in a B-double must not be greater than 12.0t.

23.   The ‘D’ rating for the fifth wheel couplings and kingpins for a B-double must not be less than 119kN.

Note: The Articulated Motor Vehicle and B-double must have the rated vehicle capacities to operate at the mass, at the time when operating under this Notice, in accordance with Part 2, Division 1, Section 8 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulations.

24.   Subject to clause 26, all South Australian registered vehicles, and those registered in other states and territories not covered by clause 31, must successfully complete an annual DPTI roadworthy and specification inspection and be affixed with a current DPTI Livestock Loading Vehicle Inspection label validated for a maximum period of 12 months (Livestock Vehicle Inspection label for single Articulated Motor Vehicle and a B-Double Livestock Vehicle Inspection label for B-Doubles).

For the purpose of this Notice, a ‘current’ label means a label whereby the current month and year has not passed the month and year validated on the inspection label.

25.   For Articulated Motor Vehicles, the label will be validated for Level 1 operation only, as Levels 2, 3, and 4 do not apply under this Notice.

26.   Vehicles accredited under a Maintenance Management system shall have successfully completed an initial DPTI roadworthy and specification inspection and be affixed with a current  DPTI Livestock Loading Vehicle Inspection label (Livestock Vehicle Inspection label for single Articulated Motor Vehicle and a B-Double Livestock Vehicle Inspection label for B-Doubles).

27.   Vehicles accredited under a Maintenance Management system shall display both the appropriate DPTI Livestock Vehicle Inspection label and a Vehicle Maintenance Management Scheme label.

28.   For vehicles operating under a Maintenance Management system, where an annual inspection is not required, the month and year validated on the inspection label does not apply.

Note: If the vehicle ceases to operate under a Maintenance Management system, the month and year validated on the label immediately applies. If the month and year validated on the label has passed, the vehicle will need to be re-inspected and be affixed with a current inspection label validated for a maximum period of 12 months for continued operation under this Notice.

29.   Labels shall be maintained in a clean and legible condition at all times for sighting upon request by an Authorised Officer or a Police Officer.

30.   All vehicles shall be presented for inspection in a clean and unladen condition.

31.   Vehicles registered in other states and territories may operate in South Australia in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Notice, except for clauses 24 to 29, provided they are authorised to participate in the Livestock Loading Scheme of their home state or territory and they comply with the following requirements:

 

(a)    All vehicles registered in Victoria, must display a Victorian Livestock Loading Scheme plate and the driver carries a copy of the Livestock Loading Scheme Certificate issued by VicRoads, and produces the certificate upon request from an authorised officer or police officer.

(b)   All vehicle registered in Queensland, must be affixed with a Modification Plate which displays the vehicles maximum axle capacities, tare mass, king pin rating and the code S10.

(c)    All vehicle registered in Northern Territory, must be affixed with a Livestock Loading Sticker and the driver carries a copy of the Northern Territory Livestock Loading Permit and produces the permit upon request from an authorised officer or police officer.

(d)   For vehicles registered in Western Australia, the driver carries a current Concessional Livestock Loading permit, that covers all vehicles in the combination, issued by Main Roads Western Australia, and the driver carries a copy of the Permit and produces the Permit upon request from an authorised officer or police officer.

(e)   All vehicles registered in New South Wales must display a NSW Livestock Loading Scheme label issued by NSW Roads and Maritime Services.

 

Note - Nothing in this notice exempts the driver or operator of the vehicle from complying with legislation regulating the use of heavy vehicles, including but not limited to:

a.              compliance with mass and  other dimension requirements in the HVNL;

b.              compliance with traffic signs, including those indicating mass limits or dimension limits;

c.               compliance with vehicle standards in the HVNL; and

d.              compliance with lawful directions of authorised officers.

Condition - Stated Areas or Routes

32.   An Articulated Motor Vehicle may use all roads in South Australia except for the route restriction specified in clause 36.

33.   B-doubles must only use the routes set out in the 26m network as specified on the South Australian RAVnet Map System titled ‘26m B-double Network (GML), and in accordance with any conditions and limitations specified for those routes, except for the route restrictions specified in clause 36, where these routes may appear in the ‘26m B-double Network (GML) network.

34.   B-doubles are not permitted to travel in the “Adelaide Hills Area” as defined in the map titled “Adelaide Hills Area” specified in Appendix 1.

35.   B-doubles are not permitted to travel on B-double Commodity routes.

36.   The following route restrictions apply to both articulated motor vehicles and B-doubles;

(a)   Travel is not permitted in the “Adelaide Area” except on the routes shown as solid thick black lines in the map titled “Adelaide Area (Metropolitan) – Livestock Loading” specified in Appendix 1.

(b)   Travel is not permitted on the following bridges and roads:

1) The section of the Flinders Highway between Coulta and the intersection with the Coffin Bay Road.

2) The section of Main North Road between Wilmington and Laura via Melrose and Murray Town.

3) The section of road between Murray Town and Route 1 near Port Germein via Bangor, commonly known as Port Germein Gorge.

4) The section of road between Crystal Brook and Gulnare via Narridy.

5) The section of Main North Road between Gulnare and Clare.

6) The section of road between Spalding and Clare.

7) The section of the Spalding/Burra Road between Spalding and the Barrier Highway (Route 32).

8) The section of road between Clare and Hanson via Farrell Flat.

9) The section of Ludgvan Street, Burra between the intersection of Ludgvan and Landore Streets and the intersection of Ludgvan and Young Streets.

NOTE: The Burra By-pass route should be used to avoid travel in Burra.

10)   The section of road between Halbury and Auburn

11)   The section of Sturt Highway between Yamba and Renmark.

12)   The section of road between Marrabel and Kapunda.

13)   The section of Greenock/Kapunda Road between Greenock and the intersection of the Gawler/Kapunda Road.

14)   The section of Greenock Road between Greenock and Nuriootpa.

15)   The section of road between Nuriootpa and Sedan via Railway Terrace (Nuriootpa), Angaston and Keyneton.

16)   The section of road between Gawler and Nuriootpa via Barossa Valley Highway, Lyndoch and Tanunda.

17)   The section of road between Mount Torrens and Mount Crawford via Birdwood

18)   The section of road between Birdwood and Mount Pleasant.

19)   The section of the Nairne to Mount Pleasant Road between Harrogate and the intersection of the Birdwood to Palmer Road.

20)   The section of the Old Princes Highway between Mount Barker Road and Adelaide Road intersection and Callington.

21)   The section of road between Kingston SE and Robe.

22)   The section of the Beachport to Robe Road between Beachport and the Beachport to Clay Wells Road intersection.

23)   The section of the Naracoorte to Bordertown Road between the intersection of the Naracoorte to Keith Road and the Kingston SE to Bordertown Road.

24)   All River Murray Ferries and Sea Ferries.

25)   Travel in not permitted to Kangaroo Island.

 

 

Declaration

 

I, Richard Hancock, delegate of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, declare that Articulated Motor Vehicles and B-Doubles, built to carry livestock, are exempt from the mass limits stated in this Notice, provided the vehicles comply with the conditions in this Notice.

 

Dated: 5 February 2014

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Richard Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

 

Appendix 1

 

26m network as specified on the South Australian RAVnet Map System titled ‘26m B-double Network (GML)’ - http://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/ravnet

Adelaide Hills Area - http://www.sa.gov.au/heavy vehicles

Adelaide Area (Metropolitan) Livestock Loading – http://www.sa.gov.au/heavyvehicles


SCHEDULE 3

SOUTH AUSTRALIA CLASS 3 HEAVY VEHICLE 23 METRE LONG TRUCK AND DOG TRAILER MASS AND DIMENSION EXEMPTION (NOTICE) 2014 (No. 1)

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this Notice is to exempt Class 3 heavy vehicle Truck and Dog Trailer combinations from stated mass and dimension limits in Schedule 1 and 6 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation (the Regulation).

 

Note – This instrument is an exemption from the heavy vehicle dimension and mass limits for Truck and Dog Trailer combinations.  This instrument does NOT exempt these vehicles from other requirements of the Heavy Vehicle National Law including, but not limited to, vehicle standards and other dimension requirements.

 

Authorising provision

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

 

Title

3.       This Notice may be cited as the South Australia Class 3 Heavy Vehicle 23 Metre Long Truck and Dog Trailer Mass and 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 meaning as those defined in the HVNL.

7.       A 23m Truck and Dog Trailer means a combination consisting of a truck with 3 axles towing a dog trailer with 3 or 5 axles.

 

Application

8.       This Notice applies only in South Australia.

9.       This Notice applies to a heavy vehicle Truck and Dog Trailer combination where—

(a)    the truck has a single steer axle and a dual-drive tandem axle group; and,

(b)   the three axle dog trailer has a single axle at the front and a tandem axle group at the rear; and

(c)    the five axle dog trailer has a tandem axle group at the front and a tri-axle group at the rear.

 

Exemption from prescribed dimension and mass limits

10.   This Notice exempts 23m Truck and Dog Trailer combinations from the—

(a)    dimension limit specified in Section 3(1)(a) of Schedule 6 of Regulation; and the 

(b)   mass limits specified in Section 2(1)(a)(iv) and 2(4) of Schedule 1 of the Regulation.

 

Conditions

11.   The mass of the Truck and Dog Trailer operating under the general mass limits must not be more than—

(a)    in the case of a combination consisting of a truck towing a 3 axle dog trailer
 – 48t;

(b)   in the case of a combination consisting of a truck towing a 5 axle dog trailer
 – 59t.

12.   The mass of the Truck and Dog Trailer operating under the general mass limits  and the steer axle mass exception limits must not be more than;

(a)    In the case of a combination consisting of a truck towing a 3 axle dog trailer
 – 48.5t;

(b)   In the case of a combination consisting of a truck towing a 5 axle dog trailer
 – 59.5t.

13.   The Truck and Dog Trailer combination must not be longer than 23m.

14.   The Truck and Dog Trailer combination must comply with the minimum axle spacing requirements shown in the configurations for the respective combinations:

 

 
    axle spacings for a combination consisting of a truck towing a 3 axle dog trailer

 

 
  axle spacings for a combination consisting of a truck towing a 5 axle dog trailer

 

15.   The Truck and Dog Trailer combination must not exceed a speed of 80km/h or any posted speed limit whichever is the lesser.

16.   A Truck and Dog Trailer operating under this Notice is not permitted to operate under the Concessional Mass Limits.

17.   For all South Australian registered vehicles, and those registered in other states and territories not covered by clause 19, the operator must either-

(a)    Hold maintenance management accreditation for that vehicle; or

(b)   Have the vehicle inspected annually and be affixed with a current Truck and Dog Trailer Inspection label issued by the South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) validated for a maximum period of 12 months  

         For the purpose of this Notice, a ‘current’ label means a label whereby the current month and year has not passed the month and year validated on the inspection label.

 

18.   Labels must be maintained in a clean and legible condition at all times for sighting upon request by an Authorised Officer or a Police Officer.

19.   Vehicles registered in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia are not required to comply with clauses 17 and 18, provided they comply with any specified inspection or accreditation requirements of their home state or territory for Truck and Dog Trailer operations covered by this Notice.

 

Note - Nothing in this notice exempts the driver or operator of the vehicle from complying with legislation regulating the use of heavy vehicles, including but not limited to:

a.        compliance with mass and  other dimension requirements in the HVNL;

b.        compliance with traffic signs, including those indicating mass limits or dimension limits;

c.        compliance with vehicle standards in the HVNL; and

d.        compliance with lawful directions of authorised officers.

 

If the Truck and Dog trailer combination exceeds a length of 22m, a Long Vehicle sign must be displayed at the rear of the vehicle in accordance with clauses 5(3) and 6 of the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulations.

 

Condition - Stated Areas or Routes

20.   23m Truck and Dog Trailer combinations must only use the routes set out in the 23m network as specified on the South Australian RAVnet Map System titled ‘23m Truck and Dog Network’ set out in Appendix 1, and in accordance with any conditions and limitations specified for those routes.

 

 

Declaration

 

I, Richard Hancock, delegate of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, declare that a 23m Truck and Dog Trailer combination is exempt from the dimension and mass limits stated in this Notice, provided the vehicle complies with the conditions in this Notice.

 

 

Dated: 5 February 2014

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Richard Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

 

 

Appendix 1

 

23m network as specified on the South Australian RAVnet Map System titled ‘23m Truck and Dog Network’ - - http://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/ravnet


SCHEDULE 4

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA CLASS 3 HEAVY VEHICLE 23 METRE LONG SINGLE DECK VEHICLE CARRIER DIMENSION EXEMPTION (NOTICE) 2014 (No. 1)

 

Purpose

1.       The purpose of this Notice is to exempt the use of single deck vehicle carrier combinations between 19 metres and 23 metres long from stated dimension limits in Schedule 6 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation (the Regulation).

 

Note – This instrument is an exemption from the heavy vehicle length and rear overhang limits for combinations consisting of a rigid truck and trailer specifically built for carrying vehicles on a single deck.  This instrument does NOT exempt these vehicles from other requirements of the Heavy Vehicle National Law including, but not limited to, mass and other dimension requirements.

 

Authorising provision

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

 

Title

3.       This Notice may be cited as the South Australia Class 3 Heavy Vehicle 23 Metre Long Single Deck Vehicle Carrier 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.       23m Long Single Deck Vehicle Carrier’ means a combination consisting of a rigid truck fitted with a single steer axle and a single drive axle, and a trailer fitted with either a single axle or a tandem axle group where the trailer is designed to carry vehicles on a single deck.

 

Application

8.       This Notice applies only in South Australia.

 

Exemption from prescribed dimension limits

9.       This Notice exempts 23m Long Single Deck Vehicle Carrier Combinations from—

(a)                the length limit specified in Section 3(1)(a) of Schedule 6 of the Regulation;

(b)                the rear overhang limit specified in Section 5(1) of Schedule 6 of the Regulation.

 

Conditions

10.   The load must consist only of vehicles. For the purpose of this condition, a boat carried on its dedicated trailer is classed as a vehicle.

11.   The overall length of the combination when carrying a load must not exceed 23m.

12.   The Vehicle Carrier, as constructed, must be retractable to an overall length not
 exceeding 19m.

13.   When the combination is unladen, the overall length must not exceed 19m.

14.   The rear overhang of the trailer must not exceed 4.9m provided the rear overhang greater than 3.7m consists only of a light motor vehicle. For the purpose of this condition, a light motor vehicle means a vehicle built to be propelled by a motor that forms part of the vehicle and is not a heavy vehicle.

15.   A load must not be carried above the cabin of the rigid truck.

16.   A 23m Long Single Deck Vehicle Carrier is not permitted to operate at Concessional Mass Limits.

17.   For any vehicle that makes up the vehicle carrier, that is registered in South Australia or the Northern Territory, the operator must either—

(a)   hold maintenance management accreditation for those vehicles; or

(b)   have the vehicle inspected annually and display on the vehicle the appropriate current South Australian inspection label which clearly states the type of vehicle configuration and the inspection expiry date (month and year)  

Note 1- Nothing in this notice exempts the driver or operator of the vehicle from complying with legislation regulating the use of heavy vehicles, including but not limited to:

a.        compliance with mass and  other dimension requirements in the HVNL;

b.        compliance with traffic signs, including those indicating mass limits or dimension limits;

c.        compliance with vehicle standards in the HVNL; and

d.        compliance with lawful directions of authorised officers.

 

Note 2- If the Vehicle Carrier exceed a length of 22m, a Long Vehicle sign must be displayed at the rear of the vehicle in accordance with clause 5(3) and 6 of the Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Regulations

 

Condition - Areas and Routes

 

18.   A 23m Long Single Deck Vehicle Carrier must only use the routes set out in the 23m network as specified in the South Australian RAVnet Map System titled ‘23m Vehicle Carrier Network(GML) specified in Appendix 1', and in accordance with any conditions and limitations specified for those routes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Declaration

 

I, Richard Hancock, delegate of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator declare that a 23m Long Single Deck Vehicle Carrier combination is exempt from the dimension limits stated in this Notice, provided the vehicle comply with the conditions in this Notice.

 

 

Dated: 5 February 2014

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Richard Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

 

 

 

Appendix 1

 

23m network as specified in the South Australian RAVnet Map System titled ‘23m Vehicle Carrier Network(GML) - http://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/ravnet