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Expanded National Road Train Network to Unlock Productivity

A new road train network for Victoria, improvements to cross-border travel and fewer requirements for access permits will begin under a new national road train notice overseen by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz says the 2020 National Class 2 Road Train Notice will commence on Thursday in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria, where road trains carry more than 15 billion tonnes-km of freight every year.

"Since the original national road train notice was introduced, we’ve seen significant growth in the freight task, as well as the productivity and safety benefits of harmonised networks," Buchholz says.

"I’m grateful to all the road authorities for taking the time to work with the NHVR to upgrade the notice and update the national road train networks, and I’m delighted that this has been agreed to by all road managers."

The 2020 National Class 2 Road Train Notice replaces the 2015 National Class 2 Road Train Notice.

NHVR chief regulatory policy and standards officer Don Hogben said the NHVR had been working closely with state and local government road managers to develop the notice, which consolidates road train combination requirements, facilitates cross-border access and reduces permit requirements for operators.

"For the first time, Victoria is part of the national road train notice, granting access to 36.5m A-doubles on a road network previously only accessible by permit," Hogben continues.

"South Australia has enabled access under the Notice to 30m A-doubles, 36.5m B-triples and AB-triples, as well as rigid trucks towing two dog trailers – significantly reducing the number of permits required by operators of these combinations.

"Also, a number of eligible road trains can now access a single, Type 2 road train network, while previous access was only for specific Type 2 combinations.

"This aligns with existing arrangements in Queensland."

The notice will also provide standard definitions and categorisation of road train configurations and improve the overall consistency of access and vehicle conditions.