Road access improves for AB-triples in South Australia

NHVR unveils a dedicated road network pre-approved for AB triples


The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has welcomed the establishment of a dedicated road network for AB triple vehicles in South Australia.

NHVR manager of access Roger Garcia says the PBS 3A network will be pre-approved for AB-triples, saving businesses both time and money through reduced permit timeframes and requirements.

"This pre-approval will provide the heavy vehicle industry with a defined network to operate effectively on, while allowing for loads above general mass limits to be transported, moving more freight more safely," he says.

AB-triple combinations were previously required to have single permits for each and every point-to-point journey.

Garcia says the state government has been proactive in recognising the productivity costs of the previous system and working to develop a solution that addresses both business requirements and road safety.

"This is another example of what can be achieved through government and industry working together," he says.

"It will afford industry a massive efficiency boost and flexibility in their operations to meet demand."

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