Operating and the Excess mass guideline
The Excess mass guideline is an alternate means of legally complying when the mass of a vehicle exceeds the mass requirements of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management — Mass, Dimensions and Loading) Regulation 2005.
The guideline establishes the vehicle and mass limits and conditions of operation of excess mass special purpose vehicles to 40t and vehicles carrying an indivisible item to 59.5t.
The guideline conditions include route restrictions on the state-controlled road network. Approval for travel on local government roads is the responsibility of the Approved Heavy Haulage Operator.
The guideline also forms the foundation for the issue of excess mass permits, thereby providing for consistent and uniform excess mass permit management throughout Queensland.
Approved Heavy Haulage Operator (AHHO)
To operate an excess mass vehicle an operator is required to register as an AHHO. This will involve providing information such as company details and persons authorised to sign on behalf of the company for permits.
Approved Heavy Haulage Operator application form (F4041).
Authority to Operate (ATO)
Each special purpose vehicle or prime mover operating in the excess mass scheme will be required to obtain an with an ATO which will contain vehicle description and approved operating masses.
For a special purpose vehicle a supervised weighing of the vehicle is required.
For a prime mover proof of manufacturer's maximum load rating for axle groups, gross vehicle mass and maximum gross combination mass is required.
The ATO will identify the vehicle as being eligible to participate in the scheme and will provide compliance personnel with data on the permitted operating mass of the vehicle.
Authority to Operate application form (F4042).
Excess mass permit operations
Excess mass permits will be required for the movement of vehicle above guideline limits. The guideline forms the basis for excess mass permits. Permits will exempt vehicles from a limit in the guideline and impose additional conditions necessary for the safe movement of the vehicle.
Excess mass permit application forms may be accessed by clicking on following links:
Applications for excess mass permits may be submitted to the following permit management offices within Queensland:
|Permit management office||Phone||Fax|
||07 3137 8420
||07 3832 4984|
||07 4154 0217
||07 4152 3878|
||07 4050 5576
||07 4050 5443|
||07 4769 3306
||07 4769 3244|
||07 5482 0333
||07 5482 0465|
||07 5596 9401
||07 5596 9490|
||07 4931 1637
||07 4927 8149|
||07 4622 9567
||07 4622 9500|
||07 4639 0738
||07 4639 0750|
||07 4461 6356
||07 4661 6380|
Contact a permit management office or contact the Advisor (Permit System Management):