Heavy vehicle load restraint

Introduction

You could be prosecuted if you don't restrain a load correctly on a heavy vehicle.

Drivers, owners, operators, freight consignors and vehicle and equipment manufacturers must follow the rules in the Load Restraint Guide.

Go to the National Transport Commission website to get a copy of the guide.

You must do all of the following:

  • use a vehicle appropriate for the type of load you are carrying
  • position the load correctly
  • use suitable restraint equipment, in good condition
  • check your load restraint before leaving and during the trip.

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Last updated: 16 March 2015

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