Cargo is most often transported via the roadway networks and infrastructure that have been built to facilitate easier and faster delivery of trade and commodity items. With concern to road freight transport, freight forwarders and cargo companies in Australia need to comply to the Australian Heavy Vehicle National Law or HVNL which sets out regulations by which the transports are regulated with regard to the container weight declarations or CWDs.
These regulations apply to the freight operators, drivers, consignors and consignees and if the freight forwarders act as representatives, then it is important to declare the weight of the cargo and the combined container being transported by the road freight transport fleet. In the event you do no declare the weight correctly or fail to do so, heavy fines will be incurred and delays which can cause disruptions to the supply chain processes and even criminal prosecution in certain cases.
Road Freight Transport in Sydney and New South Wales
The governing maximum weight allowed for road transport in New South Wales, inclusive of Sydney is 28 Tonnes.
Road Freight Transport in Melbourne and Victoria
The governing maximum weight allowed for road transport Victoria, inclusive of Melbourne is also 28 Tonnes.
Road Freight Transport in Adelaide and South Australia
The governing maximum weight allowed for road transport in South Australia, inclusive of Adelaide is 27 Tonnes.
Road Freight Transport in Brisbane and Queensland
The governing maximum weight allowed for road transport in Queensland, inclusive of Brisbane is 28 Tonnes.
Road Freight Transport in Fremantle and Western Australia
The governing maximum weight allowed for road transport in Western Australia, inclusive of Fremantle is 28 Tonnes.
Whilst there are a few similarities in allowed maximum weight regulations based on each state except for South Australia, the maximum width and height are also governed whereby safety is concerned.
4.3 meters is the maximum height allowed, from the ground to the highest point of the vehicle inclusive of the container. That is, it includes the vehicle trailer and the container’s highest point. However, there are some approved roads which accounts for 4.6 meters but are limited.
2.5 meters is the maximum width allowed. Also, special permits required the RTA (Road Transport Authority) permission, whereby 6 inches from either side of the vehicle trailer is permissible without special permits being required.
Our fleet of road freight transport vehicles all comply to the Australian HVNL. Speak to us to get a quote to transport your cargo with ease.