A newly-released report from the Australian Trucking Association has indicated quad road trains are now approved for use in South Australia and on sections of the Stuart and Olympic Dam highways.
South Australian Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan said the approval delivered on a key recommendation from the State Government’s 90-day review into agricultural transport.
“With the gazettal of this regulation, quad road trains will now be permitted between Port Augusta and the Northern Territory border, and between Pimba and Olympic Dam.”
“This change will allow the industry to uncouple road trains and continue their trips without having to reconfigure truck and trailer combinations.”
Daid Smith, president of the Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of South Australia said the association supported the decision.
“For our members and their customers who choose to use these configurations it will mean greater productivity and safety.”