Welcome to the fifth edition of the ACT Heavy Vehicle Drivers’ Handbook. Yours is a dynamic industry, one that makes a significant contribution to the Region’s and Nation’s economic well-being. Moreover, it is an industry that is under constant public scrutiny. Therefore, safe driving practices are paramount for all drivers of heavy vehicles. This handbook is intended to assist ACT or visiting drivers, however, it is intended as a guideline only. Legislative provisions are contained in the Australian Road Rules (2003) and related Acts and Regulations.