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Heavy vehicles

Please note: Read about the temporary changes to the movement of oversize-overmass vehicles during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The Transport and Main Roads Heavy Vehicle Telematics Strategy 2016 demonstrates how we’re using leading technology to meet our customer’s needs now and into the future.

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. Find out about higher mass limits.

Heavy vehicle charges are set nationally and are based on the principle that heavy vehicles pay their fair share of road spending.

General information about the management of the fatigue of heavy vehicle drivers as well as relevant links to the NHVR’s webpage and the current legislation.

Heavy vehicle stability systems detect when a vehicle is approaching its handling limits.

The performance based standards scheme provides industry additional opportunities to innovate, resulting in improved productivity for a given freight task, safer performance and the least possible effects on roads and bridges.

From 1 August 2017, truck lane restrictions begin on the Pacific Motorway (M1) between Springwood (Exit 20) and Robina (Exit 82 Southbound and Exit 79 Northbound).

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Queen’s Baton Relay

The Queen’s Baton Relay will arrive in Queensland on Saturday 3 March 2018 and make its way across the state to reach the Gold Coast on Sunday 1 April 2018. The route is now available – visit to find out when the Baton will be in your area!

If you are on one of the impacted roads, you may have restricted permits and access for a period of time. Your local council will be able to provide updates of impacts.

Visit the Get Set for the Games website for updated Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games information.