The Heavy vehicle driver handbook is an informative resource addressing the rules and regulations that apply to heavy vehicles
and the obligations of heavy vehicle drivers. This publication must be read in conjunction with the Road Users’ Handbook and
Load Restraint Guide before undertaking a heavy vehicle driver knowledge test.

This handbook is divided into sections to make it easy to find what you need to know to operate a heavy vehicle safely on the road. At the end of each section is a summary of the information. You will need to refer to this handbook – in conjunction with the Road
Users’ Handbook – if you are taking the driving test to get your heavy vehicle driver licence, or if you are undertaking a Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA). It is also helpful for experienced drivers who want to check current rules and practice.

To find information on a specific topic, go to the Index at the back of the handbook where subjects are listed with page numbers. You will also find a glossary of terms in the back to explain the meaning of words used in the heavy vehicle industry.