New SA notice boost for truck and dog operators


A new notice to reduce red tape for truck and dog operators will begin across South Australia on Monday.

Project Director Annette Finch said the NHVR and South Australia’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure would release the South Australia Class 3 Heavy Vehicle 23m Truck and Dog Trailer Mass and Dimension Exemption Notice 2017 (No.1), covering three-, four- and five-axle trailer configurations for operators.

“The previous notice covered only three or five-axle trailers to operate on the dedicated truck and dog network,” Mrs Finch said.

“The updated notice is specific to South Australia, and removes the need for operators with four-axle trailers to apply for permits to access the network.

This Notice replaces Schedule 3 of the South Australia Consolidated National Heavy Vehicle Mass and Dimension Notice 2014. It includes new provisions for three axle truck and four axle dog trailer combinations that were not available in the original notice.

There will also be a further boost to the South Australian truck and dog network with an additional seven councils due to be added across the Eyre Peninsular in the coming weeks.

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