New table of truck configurations now available

THE NATIONAL Heavy Vehicle Regulator has developed a table of common heavy freight vehicle configurations used throughout Australia.
New table of truck configurations now available New table of truck configurations now available New table of truck configurations now available New table of truck configurations now available New table of truck configurations now available

Mark Saunders

The table, which is available in a poster, is a handy visual summary for owners of heavy vehicles.

NHVR harmonisation manager Matthew Bereni said the National Harmonisation Program team created this visual summary table mostly for educational purposes. 

“Our intent was to create a user-friendly document which will be useful for industry, road managers and all road users. We expect this document to contribute to a better understanding of our industry and to help everyone understand and comply with the national heavy vehicle regulation,” Bereni said. 

The NHVR groups shown in the table are based on a vehicle’s ability to access the road network as well as its heavy vehicle classification under Heavy Vehicle National Laws.

Similarly classified vehicles have broadly similar operational characteristics. Vehicles are categorised into six groups: general access rigid trucks, general access semitrailer combinations, Class 3 rigid truck and trailer combinations, class 2 B-double combinations, class 2 type 1 road trains and class 2 type 2 road trains. 

A copy of the poster can be downloaded HERE.