Information for heavy vehicles:
Forward collision avoidance technology
These systems can sense other road users or objects in the forward path of the vehicle and warn the driver or apply the brakes to avoid a collision.
- National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
- Higher mass limits
Queensland has a policy that allows vehicles fitted with road-friendly suspension to carry more freight on routes that are capable of accepting higher masses.
- Excess mass and dimensions
Vehicles operating under excess mass and/or excess dimension guidelines or permits can potentially damage the road infrastructure and effect the safety of other road users.
- National heavy vehicle charges
Heavy vehicle reforms are underway to create uniform heavy vehicle regulations across the country.
- Multi-combination vehicles
Guidelines for the use of multi-combination vehicles in Queensland.
- Fatigue management
National reforms to combat heavy vehicle driver fatigue are about making the roads safer and fairer, not just for heavy vehicle drivers, but for all road users.
- Compliance and enforcement
Queensland has implemented national Compliance and Enforcement reforms to achieve national heavy vehicle uniformity and positive changes to the behaviour of all parties involved in the heavy vehicle transport industry.
- Heavy vehicle guidelines and class permits
The Department of Transport and Main Roads has established guidelines to help road transport industry operators comply with the law.
- Mass import management scheme
Information on the Mass Import Management Scheme.
- Stability safety technologies
Heavy vehicle stability systems detect when a vehicle is approaching its handling limits. They then apply the brakes on individual wheels or axles to help the driver maintain control.
- Performance based standards
From 21 January 2013 the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is responsible for the administration of the Performance Based Standards (PBS) Scheme, approving PBS designs and vehicles on advice from the PBS Review Panel.