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COVID-19 Queensland border restrictions for freight and logistics operators

To slow the spread of COVID-19, the Queensland Government has tightened its border restrictions.

Importantly, support continues for freight and logistics as this is considered an essential activity to support our communities.

The Queensland Government has worked in consultation with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and the freight and logistics industry to release the Operational protocol for freight movements entering Queensland (QLD Freight Protocol).

The QLD Freight Protocol applies to freight and logistics operators who enter Queensland and have been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the 14 days before their arrival.

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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.

Read about the conditions you need to follow when operating an excess mass and dimension vehicle in Queensland.

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.

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).