Class 3 heavy vehicles

A class 3 heavy vehicle is a heavy vehicle which, together with its load, does not comply with prescribed mass or dimension requirements and is not a class 1 heavy vehicle (HVNL s116 (3)). A truck and dog trailer combination consisting of a rigid truck with 3 or 4 axles towing a dog trailer with 3 or 4 axles weighing more than 42.5t is an example of a class 3 heavy vehicle. Other examples might include a B-double or road train transporting a load wider than 2.5m.

Class 3 heavy vehicles do not include Performance-Based Standards (PBS) vehicles or heavy vehicles complying with prescribed dimension requirements but operating under Concessional Mass Limits (CML) or Higher Mass Limits (HML).