Heavy vehicles


National transport regulatory reform

The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to assess the economic impact of reforms to transport regulation agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008-09. Those reforms relate to heavy vehicle safety and productivity, rail safety and maritime safety. This report outlines...
Journal article

Dynamic loading on a prefabricated modular unit of a building during road transportation

Modular building construction is an emerging trend in the construction industry. During the course of road transportation of the modular unit of a building, vehicular vibrations on the truck-trailer may cause damage to components that are attached to the unit. The amount of dynamic loading...
Discussion paper

A risk-based approach to regulating heavy vehicles

This paper explores the regulatory style and structure of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) and presents a model for thinking about ‘how’ to regulate the use of heavy vehicles based on risk.

Heavy vehicle safety and use of technology to improve road safety

This report examines the range of technologies available to manage heavy vehicle safety, and the potential of technology to make a greater contribution in the future.

Fatal heavy vehicle crashes quarterly bulletin, April–June 2012

During the 12 months to the end of June 2012, 225 people died from 200 fatal crashes involving heavy trucks or buses. These included: – 124 deaths from 112 crashes involving articulated trucks,– 86 deaths from 73 crashes involving heavy rigid trucks,– 23 deaths from...