VicRoads ups mass limits for PBS quad-axle semis

Extension seen as a gain for container carters amongst others


VicRoads has increased mass limits on Victorian roads for PBS quad-axle semi-trailers on the Class 2 Victorian road freight network.

This network is the same as identified for quad-tri and quad-quad B-double access, subject to bridge infrastructure constraints.

Quad-semis add to the usual semi measures one metre on length to 20 metres and 4.5 tonnes to 50.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass (GVM), and is said to add four pallets in palletised loads.

Maximum Height is 4.3 metres.

The Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA) gives the move the thumbs-up.

"From a container transport perspective, the new quad-semi policy has been welcomed by CTAA Alliance companies, and should be of particular advantage to container skel and side-loader operators to boost container cartage payload," CTAA says.

A Class 2 heavy vehicle permit must be obtained to operate a quad-semi on the HPFV network. Applications for a Class 2 heavy vehicle permit can be submitted via the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) website.

A map and details of Victoria’s HPFV network are available on VicRoads website here, with green roads approved for quad-semi sat 50.5 tonnes, red roads/bridges at 46 tonnes and orange roads/bridges at above 46 tonne to a maximum of 50.5 tonnes.



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