Important changes to access permit application process
From 16 December 2019 excess mass operators do not need to be registered as an Approved Heavy Haulage Operator (AHHO) in Queensland. Registering with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator Portal will replace the Queensland AHHO.
The requirement for an Authority to Operate (ATO) remains for Special Purpose Vehicles, however, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will not be issuing excess mass operators with an Authority to Operate Certificate. Operators can access information relating to their vehicles from the NHVR Portal.
Special Purpose Vehicles exceeding regulation mass wishing to access the Queensland state-controlled road network will still require a supervised weigh and measure prior to obtaining access to the Queensland state-controlled road network.
The requirement for an excess mass prime mover to obtain an ATO for each vehicle prior to operating has also been removed.