Current Australian approaches to heavy vehicle accreditation and compliance for mass limits

This paper provides an overview of current Australian approaches toward improved compliance with heavy vehicle mass limits. The discussion relates primarily to recent initiatives in installing a staged severity of breaches regime for mass offences and a schedule of 'measurement adjustments' that is dependent on weighing equipment and weighing procedures, in a regulatory environment where a chain of responsibility applies to all parties engaged in the freight transport process. The paper also reviews the role of various Australian heavy vehicle accreditation schemes in the overall mass limits compliance and enforcement picture. It takes up from previous work done on the progress of various mass management pilot schemes being conducted and on the emerging National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme. It discusses the emerging role of these schemes in assisting with transport operators' duty of care and as an aid in providing evidence that chain of responsibility obligations have been met.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: Loads roads and the information highway: 8th International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Weights and Dimensions, 14-18 March 2004, Misty Hills Conference Centre, Muldersdrift, Gauteng, South Africa

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  • Accession Number: 01390942
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 1920017305
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 5:09AM