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NHVR says new Queensland access notices deliver productivity benefits

The NHVR has provided more details of two new access notices to ensure Queensland operators remain compliant

In its weekly ‘On The Road’ newsletter, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) says two new road access notices in Queensland will cut red tape for operators.

The NHVR says the notices will provide operators of Class 3 B-doubles, road trains and truck and dog trailer combinations in Queensland with productivity improvements, as network access conditions in both notices will remain unchanged.

The first new road access notice is the Queensland Class 3 B-Double and Road Train (Carriage of large Indivisible Items) Dimension Exemption Notice 2022, which came into effect on October 28 and provides dimensional exemptions (height and width) to B-doubles and road trains to transport large indivisible items in Queensland.

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The NHVR says operators should note that pilot and escort conditions on the Warrego Highway between Toowoomba and the Chinchilla Shire boundary have been removed, while the transfer of truck and dog combinations are now included in the mass exemption notice.

In the second Queensland Class 3 Truck and Dog Trailer (exceeding 19m up to 31.5m in length) Mass and Dimension Exemption Notice 2022, dimensional exemptions have been provided to rigid truck and dog combinations.

These combinations must be longer than 19m but no longer than 31.5m and carrying general freight or large indivisible items, with the notice commencing on November 23.

The notice includes higher steer mass limits, an exemption to tow mass ration and the ability to carry indivisible items in addition to divisible items.

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