This regulation may be cited as the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Amendment Regulation 2018.
This regulation commences immediately after the commencement of the Heavy Vehicle National Law Amendment Act 2018, section 12.
This regulation amends the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation.
omit, insert—(1)The loading requirements applying to a heavy vehicle are stated in section 1 of Schedule 7.(2)The loading performance standards for heavy vehicles for the purposes of section 115 of the Law are stated in section 2 of Schedule 7.
(1)Schedule 7, heading, after ‘requirements’—
and loading performance standards(2)Schedule 7, section 1, note—
insert—(1)A load on a heavy vehicle must be restrained by a load restraint system that—(a)prevents the load from moving in relation to the heavy vehicle (other than movement allowed under subsection (2)) in the circumstances mentioned in subsection (3); and(b)at a minimum, is capable of withstanding the forces that would result in the circumstances mentioned in subsection (3).(2)A load may move in relation to the heavy vehicle if—(a)the vehicle’s stability and weight distribution are not adversely affected by the movement; and(b)the load does not become dislodged from the vehicle.•a load contained within the sides or enclosure of the heavy vehicle that is restrained from moving horizontally may be able to move vertically•a load of very light objects, or a loose bulk load, that is contained within the sides or enclosure of the heavy vehicle may be able to move horizontally and vertically•a bulk liquid load contained within the sides or enclosure of the heavy vehicle(3)For subsection (1), the circumstances are that the loaded vehicle is subjected to—(a)any of the following, separately—(i)0.8g deceleration in a forward direction;(ii)0.5g deceleration in a rearward direction;(iii)0.5g acceleration in a lateral direction; and(b)if friction or limited vertical displacement is relied on to comply with paragraph (a)—0.2g acceleration in a vertical direction relative to the load.(4)However, the heavy vehicle’s load restraint system is taken to comply with subsection (1) for a journey if—(a)a mass or dimension exemption is in force for the vehicle for the journey; and(b)the vehicle complies with the mass or dimension exemption; and(c)an engineer has given a certificate—(i)describing the load restraint system; and(ii)certifying that the load restraint system is suitable to safely restrain the load, taking into consideration the nature of the load and the conditions reasonably expected to be experienced during the journey; and(d)the driver of the vehicle keeps a copy of the engineer’s certificate in the driver’s possession during the journey.Mass or dimension exemptions are dealt with in Division 2 and Division 3 of Part 4.5 of the Law.(5)In this section—chartered engineer means an individual who has been awarded chartered status by Engineers Australia.
Schedule 9, column 2, third row, ‘to protect vulnerable road infrastructure’—
to protect road infrastructure