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Published Date 09 Sep 2016

NATIONAL CLASS 3 HEAVY VEHICLE 19m TRUCK AND DOG TRAILER COMBINATION MASS EXEMPTION (NOTICE) 2014 AMENDMENT NOTICE 2016 (No. 1)

 

Purpose

1.       This Notice amends the National Class 3 Heavy Vehicle 19m Truck and Dog Trailer Combination Mass Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No.1) by replacing Schedule 1 of that Notice with the schedule appended to this Notice.

Note: The purpose of this amendment is to correct an inconsistency with the operation of the current Schedule and the operation of the previous NSW Class 3 Truck and Dog Trailer Combination Notice 2010 which it was intended to replace.

Authorising Provision

2.       This notice is made under section 119, and section 23 of Schedule 1, of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).

Commencement

3.       This notice commences on the date that it is published.

Expiry

4.       This notice expires when the National Class 3 Heavy Vehicle 19m Truck and Dog Trailer Combination Mass Exemption (Notice) 2014 expires, is cancelled or otherwise amended.

Amendment

5.       This Notice amends the National Class 3 Heavy Vehicle 19m Truck and Dog Trailer Combination Mass Exemption (Notice) 2014 by omitting the New South Wales Schedule 1 of that Notice and replacing it with the Schedule of this Notice.

Note: The effect of section 5 is to completely replace the current New South Wales Schedule to correct certain concessions that applied prior to the commencement of the HVNL.

 

Dated: 1 September 2016

 

 

Peter Caprioli

Director Access

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator


Appendix 1: Inserted Schedule 1 New South Wales.

SCHEDULE 1- NEW SOUTH WALES

Mass Requirements

 

Mass limits- general mass limits

 

1.       The mass of a Truck and Dog heavy vehicle operating under the general mass limits must not be more than-

a)       In the case of a combination consisting of a rigid truck with 3 axles towing a dog trailer with 3  axles – 48t

b)      In the case of a combination consisting of a rigid truck with 4 axles towing a dog trailer with 3 axles – 50t

c)        In the case of a combination consisting of a rigid truck with 3 or 4 axles towing a dog trailer with 4 axles – 50t.

 

Mass limits – general mass limits, and steer axle mass exception limits

 

2.       The mass of a Truck and Dog heavy vehicle operating under this notice and the steer axle mass exception limits must not be more than-

a)      in the case of a combination consisting of a rigid truck with 3 axles towing a dog trailer with 3 axles – 48.5t;

b)      in the case of a combination consisting of a rigid truck with 3 axles towing a dog trailer with 4 axles – 50.5t.

 

Other mass requirements

 

3.       The loaded mass of a 3-axle dog trailer may not exceed by more than 25% the loaded mass of the truck.

 

Note – Clause 14 of this Notice permits a dog trailer with 4 axles to have a mass that is 25 percent of the loaded mass of the towing vehicle.

 

Other conditions

 

4.       The extreme axle spacing for a dog trailer with 3 axles must be at least 4.3m.

 

5.       The height of the load on a dog trailer with 3 axles must not exceed 3.5m.

 

6.       The truck and dog heavy vehicle must be capable of starting on a 10 percent gradient and maintaining 70km/h on a one percent gradient.

 

Note: The approximate power to weight ratio required to meet this requirement is 6.4 hp/tonne or 4.8 kW/tonne. For example, an engine with an output of approximately 320hp is required for a combination operating at 50 tonnes (6.4 x 50 = 320hp).

 

Areas or routes

 

7.       This exemption applies to all areas or routes in New South Wales.