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Traffic and Road Use Management Manual (TRUM)

The Traffic and Road Use Management (TRUM) manual is issued under the authority of Section 166 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995. The contents of the manual are issued as “approved notices” under Section 166 (2) of the said Act.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has agreed to adopt the standards published in Austroads Guides as part of national harmonisation. As a result, the department is actively seeking to avoid duplication of information in the TRUM Manual, the Austroads Guide to Traffic Management, and the Austroads Guide to Road Safety. Supplements to the respective Austroads guides have been developed and are contained in the TRUM manual. This manual will ultimately only include guidance on matters that are specific to Queensland and have precedence over the appropriate Austroads guide.

These include practices which:

  • vary from national practice because of local environmental conditions (e.g. soil types, climate)
  • vary from national practice because of differing funding practices
  • take account of research by the department or other organisations, superseding practices that are published in Austroads guides
  • not adequately covered in the Austroads guides
  • satisfy local legislative requirements.

Relationship Map provides details of where old TRUM notes are now located.

Amendment register outlines changes made to TRUM content.

Practices published in the Queensland Manual of Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and its supplements take precedence over the TRUM manual, except in cases where TRUM manual guidelines have been published after the MUTCD.

Volume 1: Guide to Traffic Management

Volume 2: Guide to Road Safety

Volume 3: Guide to Pavement Markings

Volume 4: ITS and Electrical Technology Manual

A video is available Talking about the changes to TRUM

Talking about the changes to TRUM (Transcript)

Last updated
27 July 2015