Heavy vehicle load restraint
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.
Last updated: 16 March 2015