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New publications

Route Planner user guide (PDF, 5.7MB) - The NHVR Route Planner is an interactive, online mapping system contained within the NHVR Portal. The tool is used by industry, the NHVR and road managers to assist with the process of planning routes, applying for access permits and viewing heavy vehicle network routes.

Transition of SA Network Maps to NHVR Route Planner information sheet (PDF, 1MB) - In 2018, approved heavy vehicle network maps for South Australia will be transitioning from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure’s (DPTI) RAVnet Online Map System to the NHVR Route Planner.






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Fatigue management


Mass, dimension and loading


National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme


Notices and permit-based schemes


Performance-Based Standards




Roadworthiness Program


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Vehicle standards