The National Class 1 Agricultural Vehicle and Combination Mass and Dimension Exemption Notice Operator’s Guide has been updated, incorporating feedback from key industry stakeholders.
The new mobile-responsive, electronic version has replaced the previous PDF version, however it can still be printed for operators wanting to carry a paper copy in their trucks.
“A key difference from the previous PDF version is that the Operator’s Guide now includes the South Australian night travel conditions that were previously outlined separately in the Department of Infrastructure and Transport’s Night Travel for Agricultural Machinery and Night Travel for Rubber Tracked Tractors information bulletins, as well as the network conditions included in the Limited Access Locations in SA information bulletin. This eliminates the need for operators to cross-reference two websites,” writes the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).
The NHVR also says it’s worked with South Australian road managers who hadn’t consented to night travel by every eligible vehicle and combination type under the Notice to extend their consent to incorporate all of these.
The NHVR has also produced an Agricultural Heavy Vehicle Zone Map training video (see below) for operators to use in conjunction with the Operator’s Guide to help them easily find approved access zones, conditions of access, and prohibited roads and structures.
The updated operator’s guide can be found here.