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Published Date 04 Feb 2019

HEAVY VEHICLE NATIONAL LAW

Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Mass Exemption Notice 2016

Amendment Notice 2019 (No. 1)

 

1.       Purpose

(1)    This Notice amends the Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Mass Exemption Notice 2016 (LCV Dimension Exemption) by:

a)      replacing the South Australia Schedule with one that includes updated networks; and

b)      introducing a new Queensland Schedule.

 

Note:            Each Schedule inserted by this Notice completely replaces the corresponding Schedule in the LCV Mass Exemption.

2.       Authorising Provision

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

3.       Commencement

This notice commences on 10 February 2019.

4.       Expiry

This notice expires when the Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Mass Exemption Notice 2016 expires, is cancelled or otherwise amended.

5.       Amendment

(1)    This Notice amends the Multi-State Class 1 Load Carrying Vehicles Mass Exemption Notice 2016 by:

a)      Omitting “Schedule 2 South Australia”, and inserting Schedule 1 “Schedule 2 South Australia” of this Notice; and

b)      Inserting Schedule 2 “Schedule 6 Queensland” of this Notice.

 

 

Peter Caprioli

Executive Director (Freight and Supply Chain Productivity)

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator


 

Schedule 1: Replacement South Australia Schedule

 

Schedule 3 South Australia

1               Vehicles and vehicle categories

(1)         This Schedule applies to a load carrying vehicle that is comprised of a prime mover towing:

(a)          a low loader fitted with 3, 4 or 5 axles; or

(b)          a tandem axle low loader dolly, and a low loader mentioned in (a).

(2)         A prime mover mentioned in subsection (1) must be fitted with a single steer axle and a dual-drive tandem axle group.

(3)         A vehicle mentioned in subsection (1) is an eligible vehicle in this Schedule.

2               Maximum mass of an eligible vehicle

(1)         The mass of an eligible vehicle must not be more than 93.5t.

Note:    Complying steer axle vehicles may operate at an additional 0.5t above the mass above

3               Axle group mass limits for a low loader or low loader dolly

(1)         The mass on a tandem axle dolly fitted with either 4 or 8 tyres on each axle must not be more than 18.0t.

(2)         The sum of the mass on a dual-drive tandem axle group and the mass on a tandem axle dolly must not be more than the mass limit stated in Table 1, for the minimum overall axle spacing and minimum ground contact width for the dolly axle specified in the Table 1.


 

Table 1 – Mass limits for a tandem axle dolly and prime mover

Minimum dolly ground contact width (m)

Minimum overall axle spacing (m)

3.6

3.8

4.0

4.2

4.4

4.6

4.8

5.0

5.2 +

Maximum sum of drive axle and tandem axle dolly mass limit (t)

4 tyred axle mass limit (t)

2.4

29

30

31

32

33

34

35

36

36.5

8 tyred axle mass limit (t)

2.4

29

30

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

2.6

30

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

2.8

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

3

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

40

3.2

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

3.4

34

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

42

3.6

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

42

43

3.8

35.5

36.5

37.5

38.5

40

41

42

43

44

4

35.5

37

38

39

42

42

43

44

45

4.2

35.5

37

38

39.5

43

43

44

45

46

4.4

35.5

37

38

39.5

43

44

45

46

47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:     The 'overall axle spacing' in Table 1 is the distance from the centre of the first axle in the drive axle group to the centre of the last axle in the dolly group shown in Figure 1.

Title: Figure 1 - Overall axle spacing measurement guide - Description: Illustration

Figure 1 - Overall axle spacing measurement guide

(3)         The mass on an axle group of a low loader must not be more than the mass limit stated in Table 2, for the stated axle group configuration and minimum axle group ground contact width specified.

 

Table 2 – Mass limits of low loader axle groups

Minimum axle group ground contact width (m)

Number and spacing of axles in axle group (spacing in metres)

3 @ 1.2

3 @ 1.8

4 @ 1.2

4 @ 1.2, 2.4, 1.2 or 5 @ 1.2

4 tyred axle mass limit (t)

≥2.4

25

27

30

35

8 tyred axle mass limit (t)

2.4

25

27

30

35

2.6

26

29

31.5

36

2.7

27

31

33

37.5

2.8

28

33

34

39

2.9

29

34.5

35

40

3.0

30

36

36

41

3.1

31

37.5

37.5

42

3.2

32

39

39

43.5

3.3

33

40

40

44.5

3.4

34

41

41

46

3.5

35

42

42

47

3.6

36

43

43

48

3.7

37

44

44

49

3.8

38

45

45

50

3.9

39

46

46

51

4.0

40

47

47

52

4.1

40

48

48

53

4.2

40

48

49

54

4.3

40

48

49

55

4.4

40

48

49

56

4               Conditions - Axle spacings

(1)         For a prime mover and low loader combination, the distance from the centre-line of the rear most axle of the prime mover to the centre-line of the foremost axle of the low loader must not be less than 6.0m.

(2)         For a prime mover, low loader dolly and low loader combination, the distance from the centre-line of the rear most axle of the dolly to the centre-line of the foremost axle of the low loader must not be less than 6.0m.

5               Conditions - Areas or routes

 

(1)    An eligible vehicle up to 2.5 metres wide, 23 metres long or 4.6 metres high with a total mass of up to 42.5 t may operate on route specified on the maps titled ‘23m 42.5t low loader 24 hr’ or ‘23m 42.5t low loader day only’.

 

(2)    An eligible vehicle up to 3.5 metres wide, 25 metres long or 4.9 metres high with a total mass of no greater than 49.5 t may operate on route specified on the map titled ‘25m 49.5t low loader’.

 

(3)    An eligible vehicle up to 3.5 metres wide, 25 metres long, or 4.9 metres high with a total mass of no greater than 59.5 t may operate on route specified on the map titled ‘25m 59.5t low loader’.

 

(4)    An eligible vehicle up to 4.0 metres wide, 30 metres long, or 4.9 metres high with a total mass of no greater than 93.5 t may operate on route specified on the map titled ‘4.0m wide up to 93.5t low loader’.

 

(5)    An eligible vehicle up to 4.5 metres wide, 30 metres long, or 4.9 metres high with a total mass of no greater than 93.5 t may operate on route specified on the map titled ‘4.5m wide up to 93.5t low loader’.

Note:     The South Australian RAVnet Map System maps are maintained by DPTI and are published on its website.

(6)    An eligible vehicle must only travel on a route specified in section 5 of this Schedule for that category of vehicle and in accordance with any condition or limitation specified for that route.

6               Conditions - General

(1)         The tyre section width of the narrowest tyre fitted to any low loader dolly or low loader must not be less than 190mm (7.50”).


 

Schedule 2 New Queensland Schedule

 

Schedule 2 Queensland

1.       Definitions

 

(1)    In this Schedule -

Access Conditions Guide means the Queensland Access Conditions Guide published by TMR that contains further specific information referenced in this Schedule.

Low loader means a semitrailer by with a loading deck no more than 1.2m above the ground.

Overall axle spacing of a drive - dolly combination means the horizontal distance between the centre of the leading drive axle of the prime mover and the centre of the rearmost axle of the dolly in a prime mover - dolly combination.

 

TMR means the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads.

TMR Excess Mass and Conditions means the route and area conditions, and including the Conditions of Operation Database, maintained and published by TMR.

 

2.       Vehicles and Vehicle Categories

 

(1)    This Schedule applies to a Class 1 load carrying vehicle that is comprised of a dual-drive prime mover towing —

a)      a low loader fitted with 2, 3, or 4 axles; or

b)      a jinker; or

c)       a single or tandem axle low loader dolly and a jinker or low loader mentioned in (a); or

d)      a semi trailer.

 

(2)    A prime mover mentioned in subsection 1 may be fitted with either a single steer axle or twin steer axle group but must be fitted with a dual-drive tandem axle group.

 

(3)    A vehicle mentioned in subsection (1) is an eligible vehicle in this Schedule.

 

 

 

 

 

3.       Maximum permissible mass of an eligible vehicle

 

(1)    The Gross Combination Mass (GVM) of an eligible vehicle combination must not exceed:

 

a)      The mass limit on any structure or road specified in the Restricted Structures Conditions List; or 

b)      59.5t in any other case.

 

(2)    The total mass limit in (1)(a) must be decreased by 1t for every 0.3m by which the distance “A” referred to in Figure 1 is less than 6.0m.

Title: Figure 1: Illustration of Distance “A”. - Description: Illustration of how to measure Distyance "A" with respect to axle spacing.

 

Figure 1: Illustration of Distance “A”.

Note:     Complying steer axle vehicles may operate at an additional 0.5t above the masses above. Refer to section 8(4) in the main body of this Notice. Twin steer axle prime movers are permitted to operate under this notice in Queensland at up to 11.0t on the load-sharing twin steer axle group, but the maximum mass of the combination cannot exceed the limits stated in paragraph (1)(a) or (1)(b).

 

4.       Mass limits condition for a combination comprising a dual drive tandem axle prime mover and a single axle dolly

 

(1)    The mass on a single axle dolly and a tandem drive axle of a prime mover must not be more than:

a) 25.0t, or

b) the mass limit stated in the Table 1 for the axle group configuration and minimum axle group ground contact width for the axle group specified.

Note:             The 'Overall Axle Spacing' is the distance from the centre of the first axle in the drive axle group to the centre of the last axle in the dolly group as provided in Figure 2.


 

Table 1: Mass limits for a single axle dolly and tandem drive axle prime mover

Dolly axle ground contact width (m)

Minimum overall axle spacing (m)

Maximum permitted dolly axle mass (t)

2.8

3.2

3.8

At least

Less than

Drive/dolly combination limits for 4 tyred dolly axle (t)

4 tyred dolly axle

2.4

-

25

26

27

9

 

Drive/dolly combination limits for 8 tyred dolly axle (t)

8 tyred dolly axle

2.4

2.8

25

26

27

9

2.8

3.0

26

27

28

9.5

3.0

3.4

27

28

29

10.5

3.4

3.6

28

29

30

11.5

3.6

-

29

30

31

12.5

 

Title: Figure 2: Single Axle Dolly Measurement Guide - Description: Illustration of overall axle spacing measurement

 

Figure 2: Single Axle Dolly Measurement Guide


 

5.       Mass limits condition for a combination comprising a tandem axle dolly and a tandem drive axle prime mover

 

(1)    The mass on a tandem axle group of the dolly and a tandem drive axle of a prime mover must not be more than:

a) 34t, or

b) the mass limit stated in Table 2 for the axle group configuration and minimum axle group ground contact width for the axle group specified in the table.

Note:            The 'Overall Axle Spacing' is the distance from the centre of the first axle in the drive axle group to the centre of the last axle in the dolly group as provided in Figure 3.

 

Table 2: Mass limits for a tandem axle dolly and tandem drive axle prime mover

Dolly axle ground contact width (m)

Minimum overall axle spacing (m)

Maximum permitted dolly axle group mass (t)

 

4.6

4.8

5.0

5.2

At least

Less than

Drive/dolly combination limits for 4 tyred dolly axles (t)

4 tyred dolly axle

2.4

-

34

35

36

37

18.5

 

Drive/dolly combination limits for 8 tyred dolly axles (t)

8 tyred dolly axle

2.4

2.8

34

35

36

37

18.5

2.8

3.0

35

36

37

38

21

3.0

3.4

36

37

38

39

23

3.4

3.6

37

38

39

40

25

3.6

-

38

39

40

41

26

 

Title: Tandem Axle Dolly Measurement Guide - Description: Illustration of a Tandum Axle Dolly

Figure 3: Tandem Axle Dolly Measurement Guide

 

 

6.       Tandem axle trailer mass limits condition

 

(1)    The mass on a tandem axle group of a trailer must not be more than the mass limit stated in Table 3 for the axle group configuration and minimum axle group ground contact width for the low loader axle group specified in the table.

Table 3: Tandem Axle Trailer Mass Limits

Axle Group

(Tyres Per Axle)

Minimum ground contact width (m)

Mass limit (t)

4 Tyres

2.4

18.5

8 Tyres

2.4

18.5

 

2.8

21.0

 

3.0

23.0

3.4

25.0

3.6

26.0

 

7.       Tri-axle trailer mass limits condition

 

(1)    The mass on a tri axle group of a trailer must not be more than the mass limit stated in Table 4 for the axle group configuration and minimum axle group ground contact width for the low loader axle group specified in the table.

Table 4: Tri-axle trailer mass limits

Axle Group (Tyres Per Axle)

Minimum ground contact width (m)

Mass limit (t)

4 Tyres – closed tri-axle group

2.4

25.0

4 Tyres – spread tri-axle group

2.4

27.0

8 Tyres – closed tri-axle group

 

2.4

25.0

2.8

26.0

3.0

27.0

3.4

29.0

3.6

31.0

8 Tyres – spread tri-axle group

2.4

27.0

2.8

29.0

3.0

31.0

3.4

33.0

3.6

35.0

 

 

 

8.       Quad axle trailer mass limits condition

 

(1)    The mass on a quad axle group of a trailer must not be more than the mass limit stated in Table 5 for the axle group configuration and minimum axle group ground contact width for the low loader axle group specified in the table.

Table 5: Quad axle trailer mass limits

Axle Group (Tyres Per Axle)

Minimum ground contact width (m)

Mass limit (t)

4 Tyres – closed quad-axle group

2.4

30.0

4 Tyres – spread quad-axle group

2.4

35.0

8 Tyres – closed quad-axle group

2.4

27.0

 

2.8

29.0

 

 

3.0

31.0

3.4

33.0

3.6

35.0

8 Tyres – spread quad-axle group

2.4

35.0

 

2.8

36.0

 

3.0

39.0

3.4

41.0

3.6

43.0

 

9.       Quin axle trailer mass limit condition

 

(1)    The mass on a quin axle group must not be more than the mass limit stated in Table 6, for the axle group configuration and minimum axle group ground contact width for the platform axle group specified in the table.

Table 6: Quin axle trailer mass limits

Axle Group

(Tyres Per Axle)

Minimum Ground Contact Width (m)

Mass Limit (t)

4 Tyres

2.4

35.0

8 Tyres

 

2.4

2.6

2.8

3.0

3.4

35.0

36.0

39.0

41.0

43.0

 

10.   Conditions - Areas and routes to which this Schedule applies

 

1)      An eligible vehicle operating under a mass exemption of this Notice may operate on State controlled roads in Queensland only, subject to compliance with:

 

a)      the TMR Excess Mass and Conditions; and

b)      the Access Conditions Guide.

Note:             The conditions in this section are maintained and published by TMR and are available on its website.

 

11.   Conditions - Carriage of a items that are not goods

 

(1)    A vehicle combination carrying a special purpose vehicle or agricultural vehicle may also carry up to one tonne of additional equipment, tools, substances, or detached parts to be used in conjunction with the vehicle being carried.

Note:             Examples of items covered in this section include blades, buckets, or rippers.