Heavy Vehicle National Law

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Heavy Vehicle National LawOn Monday 10th February, 2014, the New South Wales Governor, proclaimed the commencement of the Heavy Vehicle (Adoption of National Law) Act 2013. The Heavy Vehicle (Adoption of National Law) Amendment Act 2013, adopting the Regulations, also came into force. This Act now recognizes as the law of New South Wales, the ‘Schedule’ to the Queensland Act, the Heavy Vehicle National Law Act 2012.

The purpose of this Act is to create a National Scheme for the regulation and control of heavy vehicles, through a National Regulator.  The National Regulator is based in Brisbane, Queensland. The idea behind this National Law is to reduce the burden on businesses operating across State and Territory borders by having one national law.  This new Law replaces NSW transport legislation for heavy vehicles however there are some distinct provisions in the NSW Act, which amend parts of the adopted Act and should be noted.

The National Regulator’s function (pursuant to s.4 of the Act), is to ensure that the object of the Act is achieved.  It will also provide for national registration of heavy vehicles (over 4.5 tonnes GVM) and will prescribe requirements (among other things) as to the following –

  • The standards heavy vehicles must meet when on roads;
  • The maximum permissible mass and dimensions of heavy vehicles used on roads;
  • Securing and restraining loads on heavy vehicles used on roads;
  • Preventing drivers of heavy vehicles exceeding speed limits; and
  • Preventing drivers of heavy vehicles from driving while fatigued.

These various requirements and what you should do if you have been breached for such, are addressed on other links under Trucks & Heavy Vehicle Laws.

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