The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure plays a significant role in ensuring the safe
and efficient use of the transport system within South Australia
by local, national and international freight operators.
Of specific note on this site are issues relating to:
Ports & Logistics
To access specific information available on these topics view also
Heavy vehicles are subject to restrictions in terms of their compliance
with safety regulations, the routes they may travel, and the time
drivers remain behind the wheel.
- Intelligent Access Program (IAP)
The IAP introduces a new way of managing heavy vehicle access and compliance.
- National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS)
Modules of the NHVAS scheme include Maintenance Management, Mass Management and Fatigue Management.
- Heavy Vehicle Speeding Compliance laws (HVSC)
On 1 February 2010, new nationally consistent Heavy Vehicle Speeding Compliance laws (HVSC) will come into effect in South Australia. The aim of the new laws is to reduce heavy vehicle speeding to make the roads safer for everyone.
- Vehicle Configuration & Notices
Access Gazette Notices, Information Bulletins, Permits and Inspection
information relating to a particular vehicle type.
To ensure the safety of other road users, and to protect the roads,
Restricted Access Vehicles must be maintained to comply with specifications
as set out in the Road Traffic Act. Regular inspections ensure
that vehicles are well maintained and operating safely.
- Heavy Vehicle Driver Fatigue
The new laws consider the health and well-being of heavy vehicle (including bus) drivers, aiming to help drivers get home safely by requiring that all parties in the chain-of-responsibility take ‘reasonable steps’ to prevent driver fatigue.
- Compliance and Enforcement
These laws apply to everyone in the supply chain, not just the driver, and everyone managing the freight task has responsibility to take reasonable steps to ensure that there are no breaches of the legislation.
Safe-T-Cam is an initiative of Transport SA in partnership with
the New South Wales Road Traffic Authority (RTA) and the South
Australian Police (SAPOL) to reduce heavy vehicle speeding, driver
fatigue and prevent heavy vehicle crashes.
Vehicle Access Framework
Peninsula Grain Transport Report (PDF)
Transport - issues paper" (PDF)