The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) was established to administer the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) which replaced the state and territory heavy vehicle legislation with nationally consistent laws to improve transport operations and nationwide connectivity.
Information relating to the operation of the following multi-combination vehicles in South Australia can be located on the NHVR website.
- B-doubles up to 26 metres: National Class 2 Heavy Vehicle B-Double Authorisation (Notice)
Rigid truck and dog trailers
- Rigid truck and dog trailer combinations that exceed the statutory length of 19 metres: South Australia consolidated national heavy vehicle mass and dimension exemption (notice) - refer to Schedule 3 South Australia Class 3 Heavy Vehicle 23 metre long truck and dog trailer mass and dimension exemption (notice)
- Increased gross combination mass for truck and trailer combinations: National Class 3 Heavy Vehicle 19 metre Truck and Dog Trailer Combination Mass Exemption (Notice)
- Transport of stobie poles by SA Power Networks and contractors
- B-triples up to 35 metres in length: Gazette Notice for B-Triples up to 35 m in length
- Code of Practice for B-Triples
- Road train: National Class 2 Heavy Vehicle Road Train Authorisation (Notice)
- Amendment notice to allow tri-axle dollies: National Class 2 Heavy Vehicle Road Train Authorisation (Notice) 2015 Amendment Notice
- Road trains 25 to 30 metres: South Australia Class 2 Heavy Vehicle 25 m to 30 m Road Train Authorisation (Notice)
- Converter dolly: South Australia Consolidated National Heavy Vehicle Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) - refer to Schedule 1 South Australia Class 3 Heavy Vehicle Converter Dolly Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No. 1)
- AB-triple: AB-Triple Road Train Fact Sheet - operators with eligible AB-triple road trains are able to access this initiative via a permit issued by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.
- Rules relating to the speed limits applying to road trains are located in the Road Traffic (Road Rules - Ancillary and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2014.
- Vehicle carriers up to 25 metres long and 4.6 metres long: National Class 2 Heavy Vehicle 4.6 metre and 25 metre Long Vehicle Carrier Authorisation (Notice)
- Vehicle carrier - 23 metre single deck: South Australia Consolidated National Heavy Vehicle Mass and Dimension Exemption (Notice): Refer to Schedule 4 South Australia Class 3 Heavy Vehicle 23 metre Long Single Deck Vehicle Carrier Dimension Exemption (Notice) 2014 (No.1)
If you are operating a road train or B-triple between Port Augusta West on National Highway 1 and Northern Adelaide, you must:
- pass a medical examination in accordance with the national standards for commercial drivers, as set out in Assessing fitness to drive for commercial and private vehicle drivers published by Austroads and the National Transport Commission
- carry a legible copy of a current and valid medical certificate.
The Fitness to Drive Report - Health assessment for commercial vehicle driver - available on the NHVR's site is a valid medical certificate. To assist with the medical assessment the driver will also need to provide a medical practitioner information by completing a driver health questionnaire.