Heavy Vehicle Reform Legislation Q and A, (PDF) - Transport

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Heavy Vehicle Reform Legislation Q and A, (PDF) - Transport

QUESTION AND ANSWERS• compromising local safety or asset protection demands dueto the reduced level of risk presented by local conditions; or• impacting on the national achievement of improved safetyor regulatory outcomes.State and territory road and transport authorities currentlyissue LPIs through a variety of methods, including gazettenotices, guidelines, or operational policies (for blanketexemptions for all heavy vehicles of a certain type). Foroversize or overmass vehicles and combinations carryinglarge indivisible loads, LPIs are generally provided for under apermit.There are currently hundreds of existing gazette notices,guidelines and policy instruments and tens of thousands ofpermits issued across Australia.When the National Law is in place across all participatingstates and territories, the Regulator will become responsiblefor issuing all new notices and permits as well as reviewingexisting LPIs for possible national applicability.Tasmania has implemented a number of local productivityinitiatives to suit Tasmanian conditions, which vary fromproductivity initiatives implemented in other jurisdictions.The National Law will allow for existing local productivityinitiatives to continue, while the Regulator will assess thebenefits of applying local productivity initiatives across otherjurisdictions.Examples of Tasmania-specific LPIs include:• mass and dimension exemptions for ‘truck and dog’ trailers(>19m and >50 tonnes)• mass exemptions for buses (providing approximately 0.5tonne additional mass)• mass and dimension exemptions for freight containers (highcube and export).

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