Access management framework for oversize-overmass (OSOM) vehicles in Tasmania

This paper outlines the development and implementation of a risk and evidence-based access management framework for Oversize-Overmass (OSOM) heavy vehicles (referred to as abnormal loads in Europe). The framework improves safety and productivity both through industry having increased levels of access certainty, efficiency, transparency and flexibility when planning their operations; and road managers having increased control and greater consistency over infrastructure management. Australia commenced its new Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) in February 2014 which provided, for the first time, clear legal accountabilities and responsibilities for all road managers, including local governments, to manage heavy vehicle access to their roads. Tasmania has developed an extensive and sophisticated access management framework for OSOM vehicles (up to 103t GCM, 5.5m wide, 5.0m high and 30m long) including a vehicle classification framework, standardised and optimised structural assessments, and harmonised operating conditions.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: Future pathways: International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Transport Technology (HVTT14), 15-18 November 2016, Rotorua

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  • Accession Number: 01641729
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 25 2017 9:54AM