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Guidelines for the Provision of Heavy Vehicle Rest Area Facilities (Ed 1.1)
Heavy vehicle rest areas (HVRAs) are provided to help heavy vehicle drivers manage fatigue and comply with driving hours regulation. To aid road managers in this task, Austroads has produced  Guidelines for the Provision of Heavy Vehicle Rest…
Webinar: Guidelines for the Provision of Heavy Vehicle Rest Area Facilities
This webinar, presented on 14 February 2019, provides an overview of the Austroads Guidelines for the Provision of Heavy Vehicle Rest Area Facilities.
Damage Assessment Criteria for the Classification of Heavy Vehicle Statutory Write-Offs
This Guide has been developed by Austroads and the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council (NMVTRC) to support the consistent application of special assessment criteria for the classification of heavy written-off vehicles (HWOVs). The new…
Review of the National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework
This report reviews the National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework and its adoption or otherwise by states and territories.
Improved Railway Road Design for Heavy Vehicles
This report identifies road design improvements to better cater for the safe passage of heavy vehicles through railway level crossings.
Developing Braking Standards for Heavy Vehicles to Brake Effectively and Safely on Steep Declines
This report proposes a new rule for inclusion in the Performance Based Standards scheme, adding a requirement for applicant vehicles to meet a minimum level of auxiliary braking performance. The purpose of the new rule is to ensure that PBS vehicles…
Advanced Systems for Managing Heavy Vehicle Speed on Steep Descents
Austroads technical research project ST1863, examined whether a technical solution is available that can identify heavy vehicles, their speed and configuration, and provide appropriate early warning of unsafe operation on descents. The project was…
Road Design for Heavy Vehicles

Heavy vehicle crashes across Australia and New Zealand continue to be a major road safety issue. There are road design criteria that are not based on the requirements of heavy vehicles and the purpose of this study was to update criteria for…

Harmonisation of Pilot and Escort Vehicle Driver Requirements: Stage 2
This report documents the process and results of industry consultation in relation to a nationally harmonised pilot and escort vehicle driver accreditation scheme and operational guideline proposed in 2013.
Quantifying the Benefits of High Productivity Vehicles
This report outlines the direct and indirect benefits of High Productivity Vehicles (HPV) in Australia. Direct benefits examined include safety, productivity, fuel and environmental savings. An attempt has also been made to estimate indirect…