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Administered by: Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Published Date 24 Jan 2019

Heavy Vehicle National Law

Queensland Class 3 Livestock Loading Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1)

1.      Purpose

 

This Notice provides mass dimension exemptions that support the Queensland Livestock Loading Scheme. This Notice is intended to work with the Queensland Livestock Loading Scheme, and compliance with that Scheme is a condition of exemptions contained in this Notice.

 

Note:         The Queensland Livestock Loading Scheme is managed by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), in conjunction with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).

 

This notice replaces the Queensland Guideline for Livestock Loading Form 3.

 

2.      Authorising Provision

 

This Notice is made under section 117 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

 

3.      Title

 

This Notice may be cited as the Queensland Class 3 Livestock Loading Exemption Notice 2019.

 

4.      Commencement

 

This notice commences on 10 February 2019.

 

5.      Expiry

 

This notice expires on 9 February 2024.

 

6.      Application

 

This notice applies to eligible vehicles operating in Queensland.

7.      Definition

 

(1)   Unless otherwise stated, words and expressions used in this notice have the same meanings as those defined in the HVNL.

(2)   In this Notice:

Eligible vehicle means a vehicle specified in s8 of this Notice.

General Access means access to all roads in Queensland, subject to the Queensland Road Rules.

Livestock Loading S10 Plate means certification plate, including the maroon colour plate, that can be used by Approved Persons to certify a vehicle to the requirements of the S10 Modification Code.

The Scheme means the Queensland Livestock Loading Scheme managed by TMR.

TMR means the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads.

8.      Eligible Vehicles

 

(1)   An eligible vehicle is a heavy vehicle that:

a)      Has a current and compliant Livestock Loading S10 plate attached; and

b)      Complies with all the requirements of the Queensland Livestock Loading Scheme; and

c)      Is one of the following type:

(i)      A rigid truck; or

(ii)    A rigid truck towing a dog trailer; or

(iii)   A prime mover towing a semi-trailer; or

(iv)  A B-double combination;

(v)    B-triple combination; or

(vi)  A Road Train combination.

 

9.      Exemption – Mass

 

(1)   Eligible vehicles operating under this Notice are exempt from the following mass requirements in Schedule 1 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension & Loading) National Regulation (MDL Regulation):

a)      section 2(1)(a)(iv) and 2(b);

b)      section 4 and Table 1 (Axle mass limits table); and

c)      section 5(1) and Table 2 (Axle spacing mass limits general table).

 

 

10.  Exemption – Dimension

 

(1)   Eligible vehicles operating under this Notice are exempt from the following dimension requirements in Schedule 6 of the MDL Regulation):

a)      section 8 – Height

 

11.  Conditions – Stated Areas and Routes

 

(1)   An eligible vehicle operating under this Notice has road network access depending on the vehicle configuration and the networks as set out below:

 

a)      B-doubles:- as per B-double access specified in the National Class 2 B-double Authorisation Notice, as though the vehicle was a complying B-double.

b)      Road Trains:- as per Road Train access specified in the National Class 2 Road Train Authorisation Notice, as though the vehicle was a compliant Road Train.

c)      A Tri-Drive Vehicle:- as per Tri-Drive Vehicle Access Network set out in the Scheme.

d)      Any eligible vehicle that is not a B-double or a Road Train:- general access.

 

12.  Conditions – Mass limits

 

(1)   An eligible vehicle must comply with the conditional mass requirements set out in Schedule 1 “Conditional Mass Requirements” of this Notice.

(2)   Where a road or bridge structure has a load limit applied, that limit prevails over the conditions of this notice.

 

13.  Conditions- Livestock Loading S10 Plate

 

(1)   An eligible vehicle operating under this Notice must be fitted with a current and compliant Queensland Livestock Loading S10 Plate, including the maroon colour plate. Vehicles previously certified under the S10 Code with a modification plate will be recognised as eligible for the Scheme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.  Conditions- Queensland Livestock Loading Scheme

 

(1)   An eligible vehicle operating under this notice must comply with all of the requirements of the Queensland Livestock Loading Scheme, including but not limited to:

 

a)      Eligible livestock;

b)      Deck requirements;

c)      Driver accreditation;

d)      Registration; or

e)      Interstate mutual recognition requirements.

 

Peter Caprioli

Executive Director (Freight and Supply Chain Productivity)

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator


 

Schedule 1 Conditional Mass Requirements

1 Conditions  - Mass Requirements

(1)    For trailers used in a B-double combination:

(a)    the total unladen mass of trailers in the combination must not exceed 22 tonnes.

(2)    For trailers used in a B-triple combination:

(a)    26 tonne maximum limit on tri-axle groups

(b)   total unladen mass of trailers in the combination must not exceed 32 tonnes.

(3)    Maximum mass on tri-axle converter dollies used in a livestock combination must not exceed 20 tonnes.

(4)    A prime mover or rigid truck used in a livestock combination must comply with Table 1 and the following conditions:

(a)     The twin-steer axle group must have load sharing suspension

(b)   When a prime mover is the hauling unit:

a.       Its GCM rating must equal or exceed the unladen mass of the Prime Mover + the unladen mass of all trailers in combination + 26 tonnes for each semi-trailer or dog trailer in combination

(c)    When a rigid truck is the hauling unit

a.       Its GCM rating must equal or exceed the GVM of the Rigid Truck + the unalden mass for all trailers towed + 26 tonnes for each trailer in combination


 

Table 1 Conditional Mass Requirements

Maximum Mass Limit (t)

Vehicle Type

Description

Steer Group Rating
(section width of tyres)

Steer Axle

Laden Mass

Prime Movers

Title: Eligible vehicle - Description: Sample illustration of eligible vehicle 

Single steer and tandem drive

< 375mm

6.5

28.1

Title: Eligible Vehicle - Description: Sample illustration of eligible vehicle 

Single steer and tri-axle drive
(including tri drive)

< 375mm

6.5

31.1

Title: Eligible vehicle - Description: Sample illustration of eligible vehicle

Twin-steer and tandem drive

< 285mm

11

32

Title: Eligible vehicle - Description: Sample illustration of eligible vehicle 

Twin-steer and tandem drive

≥ 285mm

12

33

Title: Eligible vehicle - Description: Sample illustration of eligible vehicle 

Single steer and tandem drive

≥ 375mm

7.1

28.1

Rigid Trucks

Title: Eligible vehicle - Description: Sample illustration of eligible vehicle 

Single steer and single drive

< 375mm

6.5

18.1

Title: Eligible vehicle - Description: Sample illustration of eligible vehicle

Single steer and tandem drive

< 375mm

6.5

28.1

Title: Eligible vehicle - Description: Sample illustration of eligible vehicle

Twin-steer and tandem drive

< 285mm

11

32

Title: Eligible vehicle - Description: Sample illustration of eligible vehicle

Twin-steer and tandem drive

≥ 285mm

12

33

Title: Eligible vehicle - Description: Sample illustration of eligible vehicle 

Single steer and single drive

≥ 375mm

7.1

18.1

Title: Eligible vehicle - Description: Sample illustration of eligible vehicle 

Single steer and tandem drive

≥ 375mm

7.1

28.1

2 Conditions - Vehicle Standards

(1)    Table 2 contains conditional vehicle standards that must be met by eligible vehicles operating under this Notice.

Table 2 Conditional Vehicle Standards

Vehicle types

Description

Minimum D Value requirements for couplings

Fifth wheels and
turntables

Automatic pin type couplings

King Pins

Prime Mover

Type 2 Road Train hauling unit

160 kN

Type 1 Road Train hauling unit

140 kN

other

123 kN

Rigid Truck

Type 2 Road Train hauling unit

172kN

other

162kN

Semitrailer

fitted with rear pin coupling

210kN

190 kN

without rear pin coupling

123 kN

B-double

B-double trailers

135 kN

135 kN

B-triple

B-triple trailers

162 kN

162 kN

Converter dolly

190 kN

210kN

Five or six axle dog trailer

135 kN

162kN

135 kN

 

3 Dimension Requirements

(1)    For the purpose of Table 3, Loaded deck length is defined as:

(a)    For a semitrailer: the length of the deck of the trailer measured from inside the front wall to inside the back wall of the loading
space.

(b)   For B-double combination: the sum of the lengths of the two decks of the trailers measured from inside the front wall to inside the back wall of the loading space.

(c)    For B-triple combination: the sum of the lengths of the three decks of the trailers measured from inside the front wall to inside the
back wall of the loading space.


 

Table 3 Conditional Dimension Requirements

Vehicle Type

Description

Dimension Requirements

Rigid Truck

Type 2 Road Train hauling unit

Stock crate height not to
exceed:
- 4.3m for a 4x2; or
- 4.6m for other axle
configurations (if fitted
with a multi-deck crate)

other

Semitrailer

fitted with rear pin coupling

Loaded deck length* must
not exceed 12.5m

Stock crate height not to
exceed 4.6m for multideck
crate and 4.3 m for
single deck crate

without rear pin coupling

B-double

B-double trailers

Loaded deck length* of
both
trailers must not exceed
18.8m

B-triple

B-triple trailers

Loaded deck length* of all
trailers must not exceed
28.2m

Five or six axle dog trailer

Loaded deck length* must
not
exceed 12.5m

Stock crate height not to
exceed 4.6m for multi-deck
crate and 4.3 m for
single deck crate

*Loaded deck length is defined:

1.       For a semitrailer as the length of the deck of the trailer measured from inside the front wall to inside the back wall of the loading space.

2.       For B-double combinations as the sum of the lengths of the two decks of the trailers measured from inside the front wall to inside the back wall of the loading space.