What are B doubles?
A B-double is defined in the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) as a combination consisting of a prime mover towing two semitrailers, with the first semitrailer being attached directly to the prime mover by a fifth wheel coupling and the second semitrailer being mounted on the rear of the first semitrailer by a fifth …
Can B doubles go over the Blue Mountains?
B-Double Campaign Community action against larger trucks crossing the Blue Mountains has been boosted by a recent NSW Government decision to permit 19-metre B-doubles to operate over the Blue Mountains.
What is considered a heavy vehicle NSW?
A heavy vehicle is defined in the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) as a vehicle that has a gross vehicle mass (GVM) or aggregate trailer mass (ATM) of more than 4.5 tonnes. mobile cranes and other special purpose vehicles.
How much does it cost to register a prime mover in NSW?
|Vehicle type (code)||2 axle*||3 axle*|
|Short combination prime mover (PM1)||$1,142||$4,615|
|Multi-combination prime mover (PM2)||$11,594||$11,594|
|Bus type 1 (BUS)||$521||N/A|
|Bus type 2 (BUS)||$651||$2,731|
Who invented B-double?
Touted as the ‘father of the B-double’, Bob Pearson knows a thing or two about the one trailer combination that’s become synonymous with trucking down under.
What does B-train mean?
Related Definitions B-train means a combination of vehicles composed of a tractor and a semi trailer towing another semi trailer attached to a fifth-wheel mounted on the rear of the first semi trailer.
What is a Type 1 a double?
A Type 1 A-double means a means a heavy. combination not longer than 36.5m consisting of a. prime mover towing two trailers in which: a. the first semitrailer is connected to the prime mover.
What is the maximum length of AB double?
Length. The length of a heavy vehicle is: for a combination other than a B-double, road train or a car carrier—19 metres. for a B-double—25 metres.
What is classified as heavy vehicle?
A heavy vehicle is defined as a motor vehicle or trailer that has a Gross Vehicle Mass greater than 4.5 tonnes.
What are the four HVNL regulations?
About the HVNL It is underpinned by four sets of regulations: Heavy Vehicle (General) National Regulation. Heavy Vehicle (Fatigue Management) National Regulation. Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation.
Which Australian state has the cheapest car registration?
New South Wales and Queensland are (more or less) comparable in price, with South Australia and Western Australia being cheaper.
What is the cost of Rego in NSW?
Cars, station wagons and trucks
|All vehicles||$68 annually|
How big of a route can A B double operate on?
A route that is approved for a B–double can be used by a B–double with the same or shorter overall length (e.g. a 19 metre B–double can operate on 23 metre and 25 metre approved routes; a 23 metre B–double can operate on a 25 metre approved route). Access maps are available for:
Where can I get a B-double permit in Australia?
The NHVR processes ALL B-double permit applications for travel within and between the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria through the NHVR Portal.
What’s the difference between a B double and B double?
A B-double is a combination of a prime mover towing two semi-trailers all connected by B-couplings. A route that is approved for a B–double can be used by a B–double with the same or shorter overall length (e.g. a 19 metre B–double can operate on 23 metre and 25 metre approved routes; a 23 metre B–double can operate on a 25 metre approved route).