Higher mass limits
Vehicle combinations operating at higher mass limits (HML) must be accredited under the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) mass management module, if a vehicle in the combination or trailer is fitted with a tri-axle group.
The Gazette Notice for Higher Mass Limits enables the following vehicles fitted with road-friendly suspension to operate in the HML scheme:
- rigid trucks fitted with a tandem drive axle group and operated without a trailer
- articulated vehicles where the prime mover is fitted with a tandem drive axle group and the semi trailer is fitted with either a tandem or tri-axle group
- buses fitted with a single drive axle or a six-tyred tandem axle group (which includes the drive axle) at the rear.
Operators/drivers of these vehicles must comply with and carry the Gazette Notice within the vehicle.
The operation of Higher Mass Limits (HML) for B-doubles, road trains and vehicle carriers will require operators to comply with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) National Notices, as well as the HML sections in the following notices and codes of practice. As operators and drivers are operating under parts of these notices, they are still required to carry the notice within the vehicle.
- Operation of B-Double Vehicles up to 25 metre in Length
- Operation of 26 metre B-Double Vehicles
- Code of Practice for B-Doubles
- Operation of Road Train Vehicles in South Australia
- Operation of Road Train Vehicles in South Australia greater than 25 metre and up to 30 metres in length
- Code of Practice for Road Trains
Route compliance certificate
Operators and drivers of vehicles or vehicle combinations operating under the HML Gazette Notice must complete, sign and carry the HML Route Compliance Certificate , unless enrolled in the Intelligent Access Program in South Australia.