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Trucks & Heavy Vehicles


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In this section you will find valuable information about truck and heavy vehicle offences including speed limiters and overloading. Please choose from the menu on the left or read on for information about heavy vehicle speed limiters and overloading penalties / charges.

If you would like to speak to one of our solicitors in relation to your particular circumstances, please do not hesitate to contact us or alternatively, send us an email by clicking on the appropriate button on the right hand side at the top or bottom of this page.

Heavy Vehicle Drink Driving

Drink Driving: Being charged with a drink driving or DUI offence can be a traumatic experience for most people. For truck drivers, a charge for a drink driving or DUI offence often means the loss of their livelihood

Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiters

Speed Limiting: To ensure that the lower speed limit is complied with, the law in NSW requires most heavy vehicles to be fitted with a device that limits the maximum speed that it can travel to 100 kilometres per hour.* There are a number of offences that a person can be charged with if this requirement is not complied with.

Truck Overloading

Mass overload: Breach of the mass, dimension and loading requirements for heavy vehicles under the Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation. In this section you will find valuable information on breaches of the mass requirements for heavy vehicles, or "mass overload offences".

Dimension Limits

Dimension Limits: In recent years the consequences of not complying with the legal dimension limits for heavy vehicles have been spectacularly displayed with New South Wales major roads being blocked by trucks whose drivers have found themselves stuck in bridges and tunnels. As a result, the authorities have stepped up enforcement of the strict dimension limits set by the law.

Load Restraint

Load Restraint: Unsecured loads on heavy vehicles can pose significant danger to road users. The law requires all people involved in the operation of a heavy vehicle to ensure that it is loaded safely and securely.

Heavy Vehicle Checking Stations (HVCS)

Heavy Vehicle Compliance Program: The Roads and Maritime Services requires that drivers of heavy vehicles present their vehicles for inspection at Heavy Vehicle Checking Stations (HVCS) throughout NSW.


where to next?

In NSW, traffic offences are treated seriously. Therefore, it is important to get competent legal advice as early as possible, whether you have received a penalty notice, had your licence suspended or been charged with a serious offence. Our lawyers are highly experienced and understand the difficulties you face without a licence. We can guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.

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