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General Comments: This notice expires on 26 September 2027.
Published Date 27 Sep 2022

HEAVY VEHICLE NATIONAL LAW

Victoria Class 3 Grain Harvest Management Scheme Mass Exemption Notice 2022 (No.1)

1      Purpose

The purpose of this notice is to exempt a heavy vehicle to which it applies from stated prescribed mass requirements in Schedule 1 of the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation (the National Regulation) and operates in conjunction with the Victorian Grain Harvest Management Scheme (GHMS).

 

Note:     This Notice replaces the Victoria Class 3 Grain Harvest Management Scheme Mass Exemption Notice 2017 upon its expiry.

2      Authorising Provision

 

This Notice is made under s117 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).

3      Title

 

This Notice may be cited as the Victoria Class 3 Grain Harvest Management Scheme

Mass Exemption Notice 2022 (No.1).

4      Commencement

 

The Notice commences on the 27 September 2022.

5      Expiry

 

This Notice expires on 26 September 2027.

6      Definitions

1)      Unless otherwise stated, words and expressions used in this notice have the same meanings as those defined in the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

2)      In this Notice:-

 

Eligible Vehicle means a vehicle that meets the description of a combination under column 1 of Table 1: Conditional Mass Limits under section 11 of this Notice.

Grain means a grain specified in the Scheme

Participating Grain Receiver means a facility that is registered as a participating receiver under the Scheme by way of a signed Participating Grain Receiver Undertaking and Signature Form lodged with Department of Transport.

Victoria Grain Harvest Management Scheme (the Scheme) means the scheme of that name maintained and administered by Department of Transport as described in the “Victorian Grain Harvest Management Scheme – Operating Guidelines.”

 

Department of Transport means the Victorian state Road Authority called The Roads Corporation.

7      Application

 

This Notice applies to an eligible vehicle operating in Victoria that are transporting grain from the place where the grain was loaded to a participating grain receiver and that meets all of the requirements of this Notice.

8      Exemption from Prescribed Mass Requirements

 

1)      This notice exempts a vehicle to which it applies from the following general mass limits specified in Schedule 1 of the National Regulation:

a)      Section 2(1)(a)(iv);

b)      Section 2(1)(b);

c)       Section 2(2);

d)      Section 2(4);

e)      Section 4;

f)       Section 5(1) and (2); and

g)      Part 2, Table 1, 2 & 3.

9      Areas or routes

1)      A heavy vehicle operating under this notice may operate on one of the following stated networks maintained by Department of Transport;

 

a)      for Rigid and Semi-trailers;  Grain Harvest Management Scheme Rigid Truck & Semi-Trailer Network.

b)      for B-Doubles;  Grain Harvest Management Scheme B-double Network.

Note:     online maps for these networks are maintained on the Department of Transport website.

10   Conditions Vehicle Standards and Registration

1)      An eligible vehicle operating under this notice must comply with the following requirements:

a)      have been manufactured on or after 1 January 2002; and

b)      comply with Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 80/00 - Emission Control for Heavy Vehicles) 2005.

11   Conditions Mass Limits

1)      The maximum loaded mass of a heavy vehicle must not exceed the lowest of the following:

 

a)      In the case of a combination, the GCM limit specified by the prime mover manufacturer; or

b)      In the case of a combination, the sum of the GVMs for the prime mover and the trailer or trailers it is towing; or

c)       In the case of a truck, the GVM of the vehicle; or

d)      The mass limit for the heavy vehicle set out in Table 1 of this Notice. 

 

 

Table 1: Conditional Mass Limits

Column 1

Column 2

VEHICLE OR COMBINATION

MASS LIMIT

(Tonnes)

Single steer, single drive rigid truck

16.8

Single steer, tandem drive rigid truck

23.6

Twin steer, tandem drive rigid truck

28.9

Single steer, single drive prime mover and single axle semitrailer

27.3

Single steer, single drive prime mover and tandem axle semitrailer

34.1

Single steer, single drive prime mover and triaxle semitrailer

37.8

Single steer, tandem drive prime mover and tandem axle semitrailer

41.0

Single steer, tandem drive prime mover and triaxle semitrailer

44.6

Single steer, tandem drive rigid truck and 2 axle dog trailer

42.5

Single steer, tandem drive rigid truck and 4 axle (tandem – tandem) dog trailer

44.6

B-double (up to 19m) (General access vehicle) - Single steer, tandem drive prime mover towing two tandem axle semitrailers

52.5

B-double (up to 19m) (Restricted access vehicle) - Single steer, tandem drive prime mover and tandem axle semitrailers

58.3

25/26m B-double (Restricted access vehicle) - Single steer, tandem drive prime mover towing two triaxle semitrailers

65.6

12   Steer axle mass exception (total mass limit) condition

 

A heavy vehicle that complies with the requirements of Schedule 3 of the National Regulation (Steer axle mass exception limits) may exceed the mass limit in Table 1 by 0.5 tonnes.

 

 

Peter Caprioli

Executive Director Access

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator