Updated heavy vehicle permits in NSW

Road authority has updated five heavy vehicle permit notices and ends need for drivers to carry two notices

January 11, 2013

New South Wales has updated five heavy vehicle permit notices and scrapped the requirement for drivers to carry notices in some cases.

The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has issued what will be its final update, with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator taking over permit duties from July this year.

The road authority has updated the 4.6 Metre High Vehicle Notice, which allows heavy vehicles to exceed regulated height limits. The permit lists all RMS and local council routes approved for vehicles higher than 4.3 metres and up to 4.6 metres in height.

The Rear Overhang Limit Notice, which allows heavy vehicles with forklifts attached to their rear to exceed regulated rear overhang limits, has been updated, along with the Refrigerated Semi-trailer Exemption Notice, which permits refrigerated trailers to exceed regulated trailer length limits.

The remaining notices updated are the Agricultural Machine Combination Notice, which sets mass limits and operating conditions for tractors towing trailers carrying agricultural produce, and the Special Purpose Vehicle Stand and Operate Notice, which allows cranes, concrete booms and other special purpose vehicles to exceed regulated dimension limits when standing and operating on a road.

"To reduce the administrative burden on the road freight industry, drivers will no longer be required to carry copies of the Rear Overhang and Refrigerated Semi-Trailers notices," an RMS spokesperson says.

The changes took effect on January 1. Copies of the updated notices are available here.

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