Operating a heavy vehicle

Modifications to heavy vehicles

Modifications to heavy vehicles (including trailers) must be completed in accordance with one or more of the following:

Modifications under the Code of Practice (section 86 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law)

Modifications completed which fall within the NHVR Code of Practice for the Approval of Heavy Vehicle Modifications and carried out in line with section 86 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law, must be carried out under the direction of a Recognised Engineering Signatory (RES), who will submit a report of the changes made to the vehicle for approval by the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).

An RES is an individual recognised by DPTI in South Australia, and acting according to the Manual for the Recognised Engineering Signatory Heavy Vehicle Modification Scheme (3.0 MB PDF).

Modifications outside the Code of Practice (section 87 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law)

Where a modification is not in line with the NHVR Code of Practice for the Approval of Heavy Vehicle Modifications, Vehicle Standards Bulletins or the specifications and guidance of the original vehicle manufacturer and carried out in line with section 87 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law, a Modification Application must be submitted to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator for the specific approval of the proposed modification before beginning the modification work.


Related information

Downloads

Other websites

Contact National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Online

Phone

Phone - 1300 MYNHVR (1300 696 487)
Fax - (07) 3309 8777

Post

PO Box 492
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006


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Page last updated 17 February 2017

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