Some minor regulation changes for three-axle bus mass limits and steer axle mass limits for road trains will begin today.
Three-axle bus limits will increase from 20 tonnes to 22 tonne, reflecting increasing average weight of passengers. Previously buses were able to operate in some states at 22 tonne under permit.
The steer axle limit for road trains will increase from 6.7 tonnes to 7.1 tonnes (for tyre widths of at least 375mm). This reflects the increases in modern road trains’ tare weight.
- Click here for more information on changes to three-axle bus limits
- Click here for more information on changes to steer axle mass for road trains
Minor changes are also underway to some vehicle standards regulations, including simplified long vehicle or road train warning sign requirements (see VSG19) and updated labelling requirements of electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles (see VSG 27).