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Published Date 23 Jul 2020

 

HEAVY VEHICLE NATIONAL LAW

South Australia Class 3 23m Long Single Deck Vehicle Carrier Exemption Notice 2020 (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).

2.       This Notice revokes and replaces the South Australia Class 3 23m Long Single Deck Vehicle Carrier Exemption Notice 2019.

 

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.

                       

                        This Notice removes the maintenance requirement conditions from previous versions. No other conditions in this Notice are changed

 

Authorising provision

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

 

Title

4.       This Notice may be cited as the South Australia Class 3 23m Long Single Deck Vehicle Carrier Exemption Notice 2020.

 

Commencement

5.       This Notice commences on 1 August 2020.

 

Expiry

6.       This Notice expires on 9 February 2024.

 

Definitions

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

8.       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

9.       This Notice applies only in South Australia.

 


 

Exemption from prescribed dimension limits

10.   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

11.   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.

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

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

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

15.   The rear overhang of the trailer must not exceed 4.9m provided the rear overhang greater than 3.7m consists only of a vehicle that is not a heavy vehicle.

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

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

 

Note:       If the Vehicle Carrier exceeds 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 (GML)’ network specified in Appendix 1, and in accordance with any conditions and limitations specified for those routes.

 

 

Peter Caprioli

Executive Director (Freight and Supply Chain Productivity)

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator


Appendix 1

 

  1. A 23m Long Single Deck Vehicle Carrier operating under this notice may use the following network maintained on the DPTI RAVnet Map System and published on its website:

 

“23m Vehicle Carrier (GML)”