Guidelines for the provision of heavy vehicle rest area facilities

Heavy vehicle rest areas (HVRAs) are provided to help heavy vehicle drivers manage fatigue and comply with driving hours regulation. To aid road managers assess the need and prioritisation for HVRAs, as well as prompting consideration of issues relating to planning and design concepts, Austroads has produced this document – Guidelines for the Provision of Heavy Vehicle Rest Area Facilities. This document draws on and provides an update to the 2005 National Transport Commission Guidelines. It also incorporates guidance outlined in A Proposed HVRA Needs and Prioritisation Methodology, published by Austroads in 2012. This document supersedes those two documents. Edition 1.1 has been updated to include new guidance relating to heavy vehicles transporting dangerous goods, capacity of HVRA to accommodate Oversize/Overmass (OSOM) vehicles, as well as additional minor amendments.

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    • Updates and supersedes earlier version (record no. 1901AR106E) Austroads Project NEF6027
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  • Authors:
    • Green, D
    • Roper, P
    • Steinmetz, L
    • Latter, L
    • Lewis, K
    • Gaynor, D
  • Publication Date: 2019-7

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  • Edition: 1.1 ed
  • Pagination: 51p

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  • Accession Number: 01714834
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • ISBN: 9781925854336
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AP-R591-19
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 26 2019 11:54AM