Heavy vehicle operators

Road safety information specifically for heavy vehicle operators.

Buying a safer truck

Companies that provide safer trucks are investing in the long term safety of their drivers and other road users.

Chain of responsibility

If you consign, pack, load or receive goods as part of your business, you could be held legally liable for breaches of road transport laws

Heavy vehicle road safety

VicRoads investigates, develops and monitors road transport policies for heavy vehicles to facilitate their safe and efficient operation, while minimising their impact on the environment.

Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) Regulations

There are four regulations made under the HVNL:

  1. fatigue management

  2. general, mass dimension

  3. loading standards and 

  4. vehicle standards.

Heavy vehicle rollover prevention program

The Heavy Vehicle Rollover Prevention Program provides organisations with information to run their own training and awareness presentations for staff.

Seatbelts in trucks

Seat belts are important in preventing deaths and serious injuries in a crash and should be worn by all people travelling in vehicles including trucks.

Truck restrictions trial in Geelong

Information on truck restrictions in Geelong.

Truck stops and rest areas

Find truck stops or rest areas throughout Victoria, so you can fight driver fatigue by taking regular rest breaks.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 10 December 2019