Improved access for drivers
HAY runners have been given a helping hand by the NSW Government with a relaxing of the rules around the usual permits.
The new NSW Class 3 Drought Assistance Dimension Exemption Notice means more hay can be transported per truckload, which also reduces costs for farmers.
Drought applications are being prioritised through the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) portal, by including the word DROUGHT in the reference section of the application.
The new NSW Class 3 Drought Assistance Dimension Exemption Notice will allow eligible vehicles transporting hay to travel under notice and without a permit, including B-doubles up to 26 metres long, up to 2.83m wide on all approved roads and up to 4.6m high, on the approved 4.6m high network.
Road trains are also allowed on more roads than usual.